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The Resource The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See

Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel
Title
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In their remote Chinese mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations--until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen. The stranger's arrival marks the entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock--conceived with a man her parents consider a bad match--she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a neighboring city. As Li-yan comes into herself, leaving her insular village for an education, a business, and city life, her daughter, Haley, is raised in California by loving adoptive parents. Despite her privileged childhood, Haley wonders about her origins, and across the ocean, Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. Over the course of years, each searches for meaning in the study of Pu-er, the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for centuries
Summary
Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554494
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
T43 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Adopted children
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Single mothers
  • Tea plantations
  • Akha (Southeast Asian people)
  • Group identity
Target audience
general
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Lccn
2016055462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952647857
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Lccn
2016055462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952647857

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