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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
  • The story 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
  • Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea in their remote Yunnan village. Then a stranger arrives, finding the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan translates for the stranger. When she has a baby outside of wedlock she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her near an orphanage. Adopted by a couple in California, Haley grows up privileged and well-loved. As Haley wonders about her origins, Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations
Summary
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. Like her mother, Li-Yan is being groomed to become a midwife in her Chinese village. She yearns for more and is allowed to pursue her schooling. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea of Yunnan brings the modern world into this isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself alone and pregnant, she leaves her child, wrapped with a tea cake, at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554494
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
952647857
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
952647857
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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