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The Last Tea Bowl Thief
Title The Last Tea Bowl Thief
Author
Publisher Seventh Street Books
Release DateOctober 20, 2020
Category Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Total Pages 316 pages
ISBN B0853F64BG
Book Rating 4.9 out of 5 from 29 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

For three hundred years, a stolen relic passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, indelibly altering the lives of those who possess it. In modern-day Tokyo, Robin Swann's life has sputtered to a stop. She's stuck in a dead-end job testing antiquities for an auction house, but her true love is poetry, not pottery. Her stalled dissertation sits on her laptop, unopened in months, and she has no one to confide in but her goldfish. On the other side of town, Nori Okuda sells rice bowls and tea cups to Tokyo restaurants, as her family has done for generations. But with her grandmother in the hospital, the family business is foundering. Nori knows if her luck doesn't change soon, she'll lose what little she has left. With nothing in common, Nori and Robin suddenly find their futures inextricably linked to an ancient, elusive tea bowl. Glimpses of the past set the stage as they hunt for the lost masterpiece, uncovering long-buried secrets in their wake. As they get closer to the truth--and the tea bowl--the women must choose between seizing their dreams or righting the terrible wrong that has poisoned its legacy for centuries. A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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