The Teahouse Fire

The Teahouse Fire

Book - 2006
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Relocated from 1866 New York to Japan by an abusive missionary guardian, young Aurelia Bernard befriends the daughter of Kyoto's most influential tea master, who instructs her about the fading tradition of the tea ceremony.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2006
Description: 391 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781594489303
Branch Call Number: Aver


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Jan 25, 2011

Lots of detail about Japanese life around the time of the opening up of Japan to the West. Also very good descriptions and explanations of the various tea ceremonies practiced.

Dec 10, 2009

I enjoyed the theme of this book, especially with the Japanese words blended into the English text. Unfortunately, I didn't really like the writing style, with elements not being very well-developed and just haphazardly thrown in here and there. The end was especially sudden, and the epilogue was not really believable and was pretty ridiculous really.

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