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Thu, Jan 25


#61 Sakura Heights

Main Base Book Club

Members Only, Babes in Arms (6 months and younger)

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Main Base Book Club
Main Base Book Club

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

#61 Sakura Heights , Tomaricho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-0001, Japan


About the event

Please join us at #61 Sakura Heights (Katherine Wessbecher's house). This month's books are Japanese historical fiction that takes place in the Tokugawa Period (1600-1868): Flame in the Mist & Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh. We will be providing a Japanese themed grazing board please bring your favorite/ most exotic beverage to our Chuhai &/or Japanese non-alcoholic beverage (Pacari Sweat, Cherry Juice, Milk Tea, etc) tasting.

The summary: 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of Glass.

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.      Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she's within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she's appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she's ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

Links for purchase: 

Flame in the Mist

Smoke in the Sun

(The library on Main Base also has a physical copy of both books.)


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