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The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel

See, Lisa (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1501154826
  • ISBN: 9781501154829
  • ISBN: 9781501154829 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1501154826 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781501154836
  • ISBN: 1501154834
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 371 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2017]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.: "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"--
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
Tea China Fiction
Women China Fiction
Intercountry adoption Fiction
Unmarried mothers Fiction
China Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 69 of 72 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Woodbury Public Library.


  • 10 current holds with 72 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Woodbury Public Library FIC SEE (Text) 34018140154313 Adult Fiction Available -

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