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The Phoenix Crown Kate Quinn

The Phoenix Crown By Kate Quinn

The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn


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Summary

An unforgettable story about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles...

The Phoenix Crown Summary

The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn

An unforgettable story about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles...

San Francisco, 1906. In a city bustling with newly minted millionaires and scheming upstarts, two very different women hope to change their fortunes: Gemma, a golden-haired, silver-voiced soprano whose career desperately needs rekindling, and Suling, a petite and resolute Chinatown embroideress who is determined to escape an arranged marriage.

Their paths cross when they are drawn into the orbit of Henry Thornton, a charming railroad magnate whose extraordinary collection of Chinese antiques includes the fabled Phoenix Crown, a legendary relic of Beijing's fallen Summer Palace.

His patronage offers Gemma and Suling the chance of a lifetime, but their lives are thrown into turmoil when a devastating earthquake rips San Francisco apart and Thornton disappears, leaving behind a mystery reaching further than anyone could have imagined . . .

Until the Phoenix Crown reappears five years later at a sumptuous Paris costume ball, drawing Gemma and Suling together in one last desperate quest for justice . . .

Praise for The Phoenix Crown:

'Impeccably researched, magnificently rendered, and breathlessly paced' JAMIE FORD

'Seamless, page-turning masterpiece of history and suspense - shot through with women rising up from the margins of society to claim their own singular futures, I could not put this triumphant novel down' MARIE BENEDICT

'Heart-pounding, gasp-out-loud storytelling - The Phoenix Crown is the best book I've read all year' VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY

The Phoenix Crown Reviews

Praise for Kate Quinn:

'Recommend it to all lovers of smart historical fiction' Booklist

'Exciting . . . historical fiction fans will be riveted' Publishers Weekly

'Readers looking for a new and unique viewpoint of World War II with a mystery to solve and a light touch of romance will dive deep into this story' Library Journal

'A fascinating read . . . if you're a fan of 20th-century history then look no further' Altrincham Today

'A remarkable story filled with heart, intrigue [and] breathtaking drama' Allison Pataki

'Quinn weaves humanity and emotional depth through the narrative' Sarah Penner

'Beautifully rendered . . . utterly absorbing' Natasha Lester

'Kate Quinn takes expert aim at one of history's forgotten heroines to bring us a story that will pull you in from the very first sentence' Alix Rickloff

About Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Classical Voice. She has written five novels in the Empress of Rome saga, and two books set in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Rose Code and The Diamond Eye. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.

Janie Chang was born in Taiwan and has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, New Zealand and Canada. Her fiction is often drawn from family history and ancestral stories. She has a degree in computer science and is a graduate of the Writer's Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. Her other novels include Three Souls, Dragon Springs Road and The Library of Legends.

Additional information

NGR9780008644543
9780008644543
0008644543
The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn
New
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
20240215
384
N/A
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