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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Title
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
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Language
eng
Summary
A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate?the first automobile any of them have seen?and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change . Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters
Summary
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. Like her mother, Li-Yan is being groomed to become a midwife in her Chinese village. She yearns for more and is allowed to pursue her schooling. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea of Yunnan brings the modern world into this isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself alone and pregnant, she leaves her child, wrapped with a tea cake, at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554494
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
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unknown
Extent
p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501154843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
E9AA9606-2346-431C-B202-E735D3E09CFD
System control number
  • 472644
  • 472644
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501154843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
E9AA9606-2346-431C-B202-E735D3E09CFD
System control number
  • 472644
  • 472644
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

Library Locations

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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
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