The Teahouse Fire

  • by Ellis Avery
  • Narrated by Barbara Caruso
  • 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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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What the Critics Say



Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration-Female, 2008
"Author Lee Smith's skill at capturing women's voices is a kind of literary music stemming from our ever-evolving American family life." (Midwest Book Review)
"Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful book narrated beautifully.

The story is so well written and narrated that I felt as though I had been transported back through time and was seeing, hearing and smelling everything around me. I am sad that the story has come to an end but it is one I know I will be revisiting.
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- Vonny Milonny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books