The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane: a novel

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, &;one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot&; (The New York Times Book Review), a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters.In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations&;until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen. The stranger&;s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock&;conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice&;she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city. As Li-yan comes into herself, leaving her insular village for an education, a business, and city life, her daughter, Haley, is raised in California by loving adoptive parents. Despite her privileged childhood, Haley wonders about her origins. Across the ocean Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. Over the course of years, each searches for meaning in the study of Pu&;er, the tea that has shaped their family&;s destiny for centuries. A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family.
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subject_facetAbandoned children
Abandoned children -- Fiction
Adopted children -- Fiction
Akha (Southeast Asian people) -- China -- Fiction
Akha (Southeast Asian people) -- Fiction
Audiobooks
China -- Pu'er Hanizu Yizu Zizhixian
Chinese American teenagers -- California -- Fiction
Chinese Americans -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Downloadable audio books
FICTION -- Sagas
Fiction
Group identity -- China -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Intercountry adoption -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Pu'er Hanizu Yizu Zizhixian (China) -- Fiction
Single mothers
Single mothers -- Fiction
Tea -- China -- Fiction
Tea plantations
Tea plantations -- Fiction
Unmarried mothers -- Fiction
Women -- China -- Fiction
Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Fiction
title_displayThe tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel
title_fullThe 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
title_shortThe tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
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topic_facetAbandoned children
Adopted children
Akha (Southeast Asian people)
Chinese American teenagers
Chinese Americans
FICTION
Fiction
Group identity
Identity (Psychology)
Intercountry adoption
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Sagas
Single mothers
Tea
Tea plantations
Unmarried mothers
Women