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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
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
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NjBwBT
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See, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women
  • Akha (Southeast Asian people)
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Chinese Americans
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Tea
  • Yunnan Sheng (China)
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Lccn
bl2017002920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Lccn
bl2017002920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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