The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane: a novel

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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.
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auth_author2 Glenn, Kimiko, 1989-, Miles, Ruthie Ann,, Miles, Ruthie Ann.
author See, Lisa.
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subject_facet Abandoned children, Abandoned children -- Fiction, Adopted children, Adopted children -- Fiction, Adoption -- Fiction, Akha (Southeast Asian people), Akha (Southeast Asian people) -- China -- Fiction, Akha (Southeast Asian people) -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Book club kits, California, Carpet bag, China, China -- Fiction, China -- Pu'er Hanizu Yizu Zizhixian, China -- Yunnan Sheng, Chinese American teenagers, Chinese American teenagers -- California -- Fiction, Chinese Americans, Chinese Americans -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, FICTION -- Literary, FICTION -- Sagas, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Sagas, Fiction, Group identity, Group identity -- China -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Identity (Psychology), Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Intercountry adoption, Intercountry adoption -- Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mothers and daughters, Mothers and daughters -- Ficiton, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Pu'er Hanizu Yizu Zizhixian (China) -- Fiction, Single mothers, Single mothers -- Fiction, Sound recordings, Tea, Tea -- China -- Fiction, Tea plantations, Tea plantations -- Fiction, Tea trade, Tea trade -- China -- Fiction, Unmarried mothers, Unmarried mothers -- Fiction, Women, Women -- China -- Fiction, Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Fiction
title_display The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel
title_full The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane A Novel, The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane / Lisa See, The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel / Lisa See, The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel / Lisa See, author of Snow flower and the secret fan, The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane [text (large print)] / Lisa See, The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane book club kit See, Lisa., The tea girl of hummingbird lane [electronic resource]. Lisa See
title_short The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane :
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topic_facet Abandoned children, Adopted children, Adoption, Akha (Southeast Asian people), Chinese American teenagers, Chinese Americans, FICTION, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Sagas, Fiction, Group identity, Identity (Psychology), Intercountry adoption, Literary, Literature, Mothers and daughters, Sagas, Single mothers, Tea, Tea plantations, Tea trade, Unmarried mothers, Women
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