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Author Lebra, Joyce, 1925-

Title The scent of sake / Joyce Lebra.

Publication Info. New York : Avon, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Fiction  F LEBRA-CHAPMAN    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  FIC LEB    Check Shelf
Edition First Avon paperback edition.
Description x, 366 pages ; 21 cm
Note Includes notes to readers and Readers' Clubs questions.
Summary The sole heir to the House of Omura, a venerable family of Kobe sake brewers, nineteen-year-old Rie hears but cannot heed her mother's advice: that in nineteenth-century Japan, a woman must "kill the self" or her life will be too difficult to bear. In this strict, male-dominated society, women may not even enter the brewery--and repressive tradition demands that Rie turn over her family's business to the inept philanderer she's been forced to marry. She is even expected to raise her husband's children by another woman--a geisha--so that they can eventually run the Omura enterprise. But Rie's pride will not allow her to relinquish what is rightfully hers.
Subject Rice wines -- Japan -- History -- Fiction.
Rice wines industry -- Japan -- History -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780061662379 trade pbk.
0061662372 trade pbk.
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