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Waynesfield, OH, USA
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  • The Teahouse Fire

  • By: Ellis Avery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

The fates of two women, one American, one Japanese, become entwined in this sweeping novel of 19th century Japan on the cusp of radical change and Westernization. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Pamela on 04-18-07

Good but slow!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-08

A good "listen" however the story line is slow. I have yet to figure out why it is included in a lesbian search. I suppose because it have one small lesbian encounter by the main character. It has taken me 4 months to listen to this book. If I was reading it I probably would have put it down a long time ago!

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