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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
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
Member of
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
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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
LC item number
T43 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wheeler Publishing large print hardcover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Akha (Southeast Asian people)
  • Group identity
  • Psychological fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498014
Lccn
2017003535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)970604384
  • (OCoLC)ocn970604384
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498014
Lccn
2017003535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)970604384
  • (OCoLC)ocn970604384

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