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The Resource The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See

Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel
Title
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
Title remainder
a novel
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 in their remote Yunnan village. Then a stranger arrives, finding the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan translates for the stranger. When she has a baby outside of wedlock she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her near an orphanage. Adopted by a couple in California, Haley grows up privileged and well-loved. As Haley wonders about her origins, Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations
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
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554494
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Chinese-American teenagers
  • Chinese Americans
  • Akha (Southeast Asian people)
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Tea trade
  • Women
  • Tea
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Akha (Southeast Asian people)
  • Adopted children
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Group identity
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Yunnan Sheng (China)
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Link
http://worldcat.org/oclc/952647857
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
000059697887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016055462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952647857
Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel, Lisa See
Link
http://worldcat.org/oclc/952647857
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
000059697887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781501154829
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016055462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952647857

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