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The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel / Lisa See.

See, Lisa (author.).

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Summary, etc.: "A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> lives <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> seasons and <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> farming <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>tea</b>. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> village gate--<b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> first automobile any <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> them have seen--and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> stranger finds <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> rare <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>tea</b> he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> Secret Fan, See introduced <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> Yao people to her readers. Here she shares <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> customs <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> another Chinese ethnic minority, <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> few educated <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>girls</b> on her mountain, translates for <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> stranger and is among <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> first to reject <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>tea</b> cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> security and insularity <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>girl</b>. 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 <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>tea</b> that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>Tea</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>Girl</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>Hummingbird</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>Lane</b> paints an unforgettable portrait <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>of</b> a little known region and its people and celebrates <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> bond that connects mothers and daughters"--
Subject: Adopted children Fiction
Chinese American teenagers California Fiction
Identity (Psychology) Fiction
Mothers and daughters Ficiton
Akha (Southeast Asian people) China Fiction
Group identity China Fiction
Yunnan Sheng (China) Fiction
<b class='oils_SH subject complete'>Tea</b> China Fiction
Women China Fiction
Intercountry adoption Fiction
Unmarried mothers Fiction
China Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
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