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NIKKI LOFTIN - Nightingale's Nest

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Nightingale's Nest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595145468
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Razorbill - February 20th, 2014


Sat, Feb 22 at 3PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Author

speaking & signing
Nightingale's Nest

Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, is a powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia. It's about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice. Nikki Loftin is one of our favorite local authors & we're thrilled to welcome her here to celebrate the release of another wonderful new book for readers ages 7-12. 

Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or "Little John" as he's always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree.

There's something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring singing voice, and Little John's friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister's death and his parents' ever-tightening financial difficulties.
But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice--forced to choose between his family's survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy. 


NIKKI LOFTIN lives and writes just outside Austin, Texas, surrounded by dogs, chickens, and small, loud boys. She is also the author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, which Publishers Weekly called "mesmerizing" and Kirkus called "irresistible."
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