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Of Nightingales That Weep by Katherine Paterson
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Feb 28, 08

bookshelves: gepl, young-adult, historical-fiction-juvenile, japanese-culture
Read in January, 2001

Paterson recounts the story of Takiko, the daughter of a samurai, who lived in Japan during a war between clans in 1180. Paterson describes the lifestyles of the three major classes of people: merchants, peasants and nobility.

The story engages the reader and the descriptions reveal a world of beauty and hardship.

The issues and political situation are complicated and require a more experienced reader—even high school would perhaps be best.
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