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By Joyce Lebra

She used to be taught to put up, to obey . . . yet she dreamed of an empire.

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

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

An epic and breathtaking saga that spans generations because it sweeps in the course of the middle of a century, Joyce Lebra's The smell of Sake is a vibrant and strong access into one other world...and an unforgettable portrait of a girl who wouldn't allow that global defeat her.

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