Dana Sachs Interview: The Secret of the Nightingale Palace | Speaking of China

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  1. Eileen黃愛玲
    Eileen黃愛玲 April 22, 2013 at 2:24 am | | Reply

    Amazing. I will make sure to keep my eyes peeled for her new book (as well the others). 🙂

  2. askdsk
    askdsk April 22, 2013 at 8:01 am | | Reply

    I am sure she wrote good books. I don’t know how many people had the intention to write about Asians and their relationships to begin with. Many inspired writers travel and live abroad before putting down their experiences. I would like to see more Asian writers to be how Ang Lee is in films. Don’t leave the avant-garde to white writers only.

  3. Sveta
    Sveta April 22, 2013 at 9:45 am | | Reply

    When I learned about the book, I was dying to get it and read it. Unfortunately a Korean jerk gave me the free book, so for the time being I can’ t read it 🙁 I wonder if she portrayed Jewish women as red-headed in the book or blonde? *crosses fingers for brunettes*

  4. Pamela N Red
    Pamela N Red April 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm | | Reply

    Loved The Secret of the Nightingale Palace, excellent book. At times I found myself discontent due to the grandmother’s treatment of the granddaughter but the more I read the more I was pulled into the story.

    The surprise ending was a nice touch. I’ve ordered the memoir from Amazon and can’t wait to read it.

  5. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason April 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm | | Reply

    I just loved the Asian male characters in “The Secret of the Nightingale Palace” and thought Henry was incredibly dreamy, but Naveen was a close second.

    One question for Dana: If you and Jocelyn meet for that coffee to discuss influences for your Asian male characters, can I join in?

  6. Sveta
    Sveta April 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm | | Reply

    @ Susan Blumberg-Kason. I wanted to check out your blog today, but its acting, well, a bit odd. Some pages I can see, and others such as home or one with Jennifer Cody Epstein (I won a book of hers on goodreads months ago, but still hadn’t had a chance to read it,) my browsers won’t respond.

    I will read The Secret of the Nightingale Palace eventually, but not just yet. Even if its a free book for me, I feel bad that a guy who turned out to be a jerk had to gift it to me… 🙁 G-d how to get over that fact I wonder, without getting rid of the book?

  7. Laura
    Laura April 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm | | Reply

    Looking forward to find this book, very handy article to read today, the World Book Day.
    Happy Book day to everyone!

  8. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason April 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

    Sveta, I’m so sorry about my site. I’ll ask my web designer to look into. As for the book, I know how you feel. But a book is a book, especially a fabulous one like “The Secret of the Nightingale Palace”. Just forget that guy and enjoy the book. You’ll be so glad you kept and read it! Plus, if you don’t read it, you give him the satisfaction of getting under your skin.

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