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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
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3569.E3334
  • PS3569.E3334
LC item number
  • T43 2017
  • T43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, 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
sky282742077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016055462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, 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
sky282742077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016055462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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