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The Phoenix Crown

Kate Quinn & Janie Chang

warwick’s, in partnership with Coronado public library, presents
Kate Quinn & Janie Chang

The Phoenix Crown

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 7:00pm PST

Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
The Phoenix Crown

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00pm at Coronado Public Library Warwick's, in partnership with Coronado Public Library, will host Kate Quinn and Janie Chang for a special launch event as they discuss and sign their new book, The Phoenix CrownKate 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 Network, The Huntress, The 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 Souls, Dragon Springs Road, and The Library of Legends.

  • Free open seating is first-come, first-served, subject to available space.
  • Please note: To faciliate a smooth and timely signing line, Kate and Janie will autograph no more than two backlist titles brought from home per attendee (signatures only—no personalization). They will autograph and personalize all books purchased at the event.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

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.

The Phoenix Crown: A Novel By Kate Quinn, Janie Chang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063304734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 13th, 2024