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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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
T43 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ruthie Ann Miles and Kimiko Glenn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1989-
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  • Miles, Ruthie Ann
  • Glenn, Kimiko
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Single mothers
  • Abandoned children
  • Tea plantations
  • Abandoned children
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Single mothers
  • Tea plantations
  • Pu'er Hanizu Yizu Zizhixian (China)
  • China
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Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 13 min., 35 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781508226543
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
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aa3d759a-eec1-4227-8235-a49dd5e6fe83
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978292405
  • (OCoLC)ocn978292405
Tape configuration
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Tape width
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Label
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 13 min., 35 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508226543
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
aa3d759a-eec1-4227-8235-a49dd5e6fe83
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978292405
  • (OCoLC)ocn978292405
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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