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Creator / Katherine Paterson

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Katherine Paterson (born October 31, 1932) is an American author of children's historical books, often set in American or Japanese history.

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  • Love at First Sight: In Of Nightingales Who Weep, Takiko falls in love with Hideo when she first meets him at the temple, even though she realizes that he is an enemy spy; she struggles to do her duty when it endangers him. It ends in Old Flame Fizzle.
  • Old Flame Fizzle: Of Nightingales Who Weep — Takiko's new ugliness from hard work outside instantly repels a man who had been attracted to her beauty.
  • Please Wake Up: In Flip Flop Girl.
  • Taking the Veil: Takiko tries this after the Old Flame Fizzle brings home to her her failure. She goes to the convent to try to take vows with the former Empress. Her confession, however, makes the empress question whether she would really fit in as a nun.