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The Phoenix Crown (2024)

af Kate Quinn, Janie Chang

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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.

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This begins in San Francisco in the weeks before the 1906 earthquake, about two women who cross paths because of their connections to ambitious businessman Henry Thornton. When Gemma arrives for a role with the Metropolitan Opera (still only in the chorus, despite her glorious voice), she’s looking forward to catching-up with her old roommate but Nellie has already moved on, without leaving an address. Suling’s family run a laundry in San Francisco's Chinatown, but Suling picks up extra work where she can, desperately determined to save money so she can avoid the marriage Third Uncle has arranged for her.

I don’t think the pacing, with the final act of the story taking place some years later, worked as well as a similar structure did in Quinn’s novel The Rose Code, but on the whole, this was compelling! I liked the insight into the lives of women who are somewhat unconventional, and their (eventual) teamwork. I enjoyed the way Gemma and Suling’s stories converged, with increasing tension (and not just because the chapter headings are counting down to the earthquake).

The historical details are fascinating and vividly described, and as always, there were moments where I found Quinn’s prose particularly evocative (but I didn’t bookmark any of those because I was listening to the audiobook).
[...] she took her birdcage in one hand and the strap of her trunk in the other and began hauling everything down the street.
She made it almost as far as Third and Mission, gritting her teeth as her trunk’s end bounced on the cobbles behind her. In an opera, a gallant young tenor would have offered to carry it for her and they’d be singing a passionate duet by the top of Nob Hill, but life wasn’t as accommodating as an opera.
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  Herenya | Jul 6, 2024 |
I could not get into this story. I just didn’t care about the main characters and found it a slow, rather predictable read. ( )
  csobolak | Jun 2, 2024 |
Four women, from disparate backgrounds, find themselves in San Francisco experiencing the 1906 earthquake and seeking revenge against a wealth protagonist who is dashing and smarmy who collects fine Asian artifact, clothing and accessories like the Phoenix Crown and rare plants. I enjoyed the descriptions of Chinatown and SF. It’s an entertaining mystery of a Chinese laundry girl, an opera singer, an artist and a botanist up against wealth and prejudice. ( )
  bblum | May 27, 2024 |
I’ll cut straight to the chase… The Phoenix Crown is a must–read for historical fiction lovers and, really, just about anyone who loves reading strong female characters.

From this novel’s opening page, I was captivated by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang’s strikingly evocative narrative.

The fictional tapestry within which the authors have woven real historical people and events is vivid and alive; the folly and decadence of high society against a backdrop of racial tension reaching fever pitch in San Francisco’s Chinatown at the turn of the 1900s.

The feisty women centre stage are barely contained by this novel’s pages. Continue reading: https://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2024/02/the-phoenix-crown-kate-quinn-janie-... ( )
  BookloverBookReviews | Apr 20, 2024 |
Enjoyable book focusing on 4 women who encounter a man just before the SF earthquake. Even though it was a major event I have not read much about it but this was an interesting story. I especially loved that Alice was actually a real person. Some nice twists and turns. ( )
  shazjhb | Mar 19, 2024 |
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Fiction. Literature. Historical Fiction. HTML:

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.

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