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The Resource The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See

Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
Title
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Subject
Genre
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"--
  • "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"--
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
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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  • Provided by publisher
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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/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Akha (Southeast Asian people)
  • Group identity
Target audience
adult
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
Link
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501154843
Lccn
2017011187
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e9aa9606-2346-431c-b202-e735d3e09cfd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2238546
  • (OCoLC)972645519
  • ocn972645519
  • 2238546
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501154843
Lccn
2017011187
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e9aa9606-2346-431c-b202-e735d3e09cfd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2238546
  • (OCoLC)972645519
  • ocn972645519
  • 2238546

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