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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
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
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554494
Cataloging source
DLC
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
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
Control code
5852022
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn970604384
  • (OCoLC)970604384
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
Control code
5852022
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn970604384
  • (OCoLC)970604384

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