Kate Quinn and Janie Chang - The Phoenix Crown (Corte Madera Store)

Kate Quinn and Janie Chang

The Phoenix Crown: A Novel

~ Live In-Person ~
Corte Madera Store • $24 Ticket Includes Book
Mon., February 12, 2024 • 6:00pm PT

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Please join us in welcoming Kate Quinn and Janie Chang to Book Passage!

They will personalize your book included in ticket purchase and allow photos! *Signature only on up to two of their previous books brought to the event.

From bestselling authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn, a thrilling and unforgettable narrative 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.

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 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice NetworkThe HuntressThe Rose Code, and The Diamond Eye. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in California with three black rescue dogs.

Born in Taiwan, Janie Chang has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, New Zealand, and Canada. She writes historical fiction, often drawing 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. She is the author of Three SoulsDragon Springs Road, and The Library of Legends.

 

Kate Quinn & Janie Chang photo courtesy of the publisher.

 

Location: 

Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Phoenix Crown: A Novel By Kate Quinn, Janie Chang Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063304734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title for More Details
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 13th, 2024