By Joyce Lebra

She was once taught to publish, to obey . . . yet she dreamed of an empire.

The sole inheritor to the home of Omura, a venerable kin of Kobe sake brewers, nineteen-year-old Rie hears yet can't heed her mother's suggestion: that during nineteenth-century Japan, a girl needs to "kill the self" or her existence should be too tough to undergo. during this strict, male-dominated society, ladies would possibly not even input the brewery—and repressive culture calls for that Rie flip over her family's company to the inept philanderer she's been compelled to marry. She is even anticipated to elevate her husband's young ones via one other woman—a geisha—so that they could finally run the Omura enterprise.

But Rie's delight won't enable her to relinquish what's rightfully hers. With braveness, crafty, brilliance, and ability, she is able to confront each probability that arises ahead of her—from prejudice to treachery to shipwrecks to the insidious schemes of relentless rivals—in her daring choice to forge a powerful dynasty...and to, impossibly, succeed.

An epic and breathtaking saga that spans generations because it sweeps throughout the center of a century, Joyce Lebra's The smell of Sake is a vibrant and robust access into one other world...and an unforgettable portrait of a girl who wouldn't enable that international defeat her.

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