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Author See, Lisa, author

Title The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel / Lisa See
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster, 2017
New York : Scribner, 2017


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 MELB  810.54 S4511 A6/T  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 371 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
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
Subject Adopted children -- Fiction.
Akha (Southeast Asian people) -- Fiction.
Akha (Southeast Asian people) -- China -- Fiction.
Chinese American teenagers -- California -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Group identity -- China -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.
Chinese American teenagers -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Group identity -- Fiction.
Tea trade -- China -- Fiction.
Tea -- China -- Fiction.
Tea trade -- Fiction.
Unmarried mothers -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Women -- China -- Fiction.
Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.
China -- Fiction.
Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
LC no. 2016055462
ISBN 1501154826 (hardback)
9781501154829 (hardback)