The Teahouse Fire

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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 465 pages
The story of two women whose lives intersect in late 19th-century Japan, "The Teahouse Fire" is also a portrait of one of the most fascinating places and times in all of history--Japan as it opens its doors to the West.
 

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Improbable but interesting - a 19th century Franco-American girl ends up in Japan with a missionary uncle and ends up running away and is taken in by a family whose fortune lies in the art of tea ... Read full review

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I love books about 16th century Japan! This one was a great book, tells about the lives of 2 women, 1 american, and one Japanese. very moving! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
Section 4
47
Section 5
57
Section 6
72
Section 7
78
Section 8
88
Section 20
141
Section 21
150
Section 22
269
Section 23
196
Section 24
206
Section 25
214
Section 26
223
Section 27
231

Section 9
3
Section 10
115
Section 11
32
Section 12
68
Section 13
75
Section 14
83
Section 15
87
Section 16
101
Section 17
110
Section 18
121
Section 19
133
Section 28
338
Section 29
343
Section 30
355
Section 31
380
Section 32
387
Section 33
399
Section 34
412
Section 35
426
Section 36
439
Section 37
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Ellis Avery's first novel, The Teahouse Fire, set in the tea ceremony world of nineteenth-century Japan, has been translated into five languages and has won three awards, including the American Library Association Stonewall Award. Avery is also the author of The Smoke Week, an award-winning 9/11 memoir. She teaches fiction writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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