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The Resource The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
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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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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
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OVERDRIVE:e9aa9606-2346-431c-b202-e735d3e09cfd
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781501154843
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optical disk
Label
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e9aa9606-2346-431c-b202-e735d3e09cfd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781501154843
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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