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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, Book 2)

By Lian Hearn
Book Details
  • Author: Lian Hearn
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Brand: Riverhead Hardcover
  • Published: 2003-08-11
Book II of the internationally bestselling phenomenon Tales of the Otori trilogy, "Grass for His Pillow" returns us to a mythical, medieval Japan, in a story of clashing powers, divided loyalties, and passionate love played out on a dazzling landscape.
A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year, one of "Book" magazine's best novels of the year, and one of "School Library Journal's" Best Adult Books for High School Readers (2002), "Across the Nightingale Floor" was an international bestseller and critical success, named "the most compelling novel to have been published this year" by the "Times" (London). In this second tale, we return to the land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances where we first met Takeo-the young orphan taken up by the Otori Lord and now a closely held member of the Tribe-and his beloved Shirakawa Kaede, heir to the Maruyama and alone in the world, who must find a way to unify the domain she has inherited.
In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love. Yet Takeo and Kaede, drawing on their unusual talents and hidden strengths, must make their way in this tale of longing, ambition, and intrigue. Grass for His Pillow is a tantalizing next installment in a brilliantly imaginative and critically acclaimed series.

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