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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Avery Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Japanese tea ceremony, steeped in ritual, is at the heart of this story of an American girl, adopted by Kyoto’s most important tea master and raised as attendant and surrogate younger sister to his privileged daughter Yukako. Pasts shrouded in secrets and mysterious traditions rocked by modernization make The Teahouse Fire a compelling and provocative story, lush in details and epic in scope.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/17/2014

    " The beginning was slow, but things picked up towards the middle. I did enjoy the ending. Everthing came full circle wihtout being too neat about it. The temae (tea ceremony) as described was very interesting although I kept thinking of the tea ceremony in Karate Kid. :) This did make me want to experience the real temae as a fascinating aspect of Japanese culture. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lara | 2/13/2014

    " I'm lost. Over 100 pages in, I've completely lost the story line. No amount of effort has helped me make heads or tails of the plot and characters. How disappointing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bree | 2/9/2014

    " Written by a classmate of mine from the 'Mawr. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rdonn | 1/28/2014

    " I really wanted to like this book, and could admire some lovely writing. However, it left me cold. I couldn't become interested in the people. The tea ceremony is fascinating, but I truly couldn't tell you much about it. I needed a glossary of Japanese words in the back, and a list of characters, and even a family tree would have helped keep the different people straight. If it hadn't been a book club book, I would have probably given up after 100 page, but I persisted. Our group was divided with those who found it interesting and well written, and two others, like me, who were really bored with it. "

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About the Author

Ellis Avery is the author of the novel The Teahouse Fire and the award-winning book The Smoke Week: September 11-21, 2001.