Friday, May 8, 2009

The Scent of Sake by Joyce Lebra 5-03-09 (20)

I really enjoyed this novel set in Japan. It is the mid to late 1800’s when Japan was undergoing many changes; the Shogun era was coming to an end and the country was uniting under one emperor. The main character of the story is Rie, a daughter born into the house of an important sake maker. It concerns her life and the tough decisions she must make plus her limitations because she is a woman. The author lived in Japan for several years so there are interesting insights into the Japanese culture. I highly recommend this book.

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