The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane
  • The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane
  • The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane
ISBN: 1501154834
EAN13: 9781501154836
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 3, 2018
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8" L x 5.25" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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2018 Audie Award Finalist for Fiction and Multi-Voiced Performance

The thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted by an American couple--now available at a great value

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 audience. 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.

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   Loved this book. Very well-researched
I was hesitant to read this book based on the overview (I thought it might be predictable). I was very wrong! The author clearly did thorough research to develop her characters and the story. I've recommended this book to several friends!
 
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