The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

A 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 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—...

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Title:The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Author:Lisa See
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Reviews

  • Linda
    Apr 14, 2017
    This Lisa See fan has awaited this book for three, long years. My expectations were "cautiously" optimistic, however.I read her last five novels, with "Shanghai Girls" and the sequel "Dreams of Joy" being two of my all-time favorites. Her last book, "China Dolls," didn't quite live up to her previou...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jan 01, 2017
    3.5 Once again Lisa See brings to her readers a different culture, the Akha, seeped in their own beliefs and superstitions. A culture that is immersed in the picking and cultivating tea leaves, though many barely make a living from this practice, having a hard time feeding their families. Li-Yan is ...
  • Angela M
    Jan 27, 2017
    4.5 stars This story gives us a fascinating look at this ethnic minority known as the Akha in a rural village in a tea growing region in China. It also provides fairly in depth information on the tea industry. But this is Lisa See and so it is of course so much more. It has language that flows and c...
  • Cheri
    Aug 27, 2016
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!I’d only read one book by Lisa See before Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I enjoyed it very much, so I was more than pleased to have the opportunity to read her latest - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane!Li-Yan and her family are Akha, an indigenous hill tribe who live in th...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Dec 14, 2016
    This book follows the life of Li-yan who is a member of the Akha hill tribe in China. Her family, along with a large majority of the tribe, makes a living growing and harvesting tea. The tribe has some very strict practices and rituals based on superstition. Twin births are considered defects and cl...
  • Elyse
    Dec 19, 2016
    Lisa See fans.... ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY with "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane".ANOTHER HISTORY LESSON WITH INTIMACY of CHARACTERS....and TONS of HEART!!Lisa's new novel has all the elements we loved from several of her books...."The Snow Flower and The Secret Fan", "Shanghai Girls", and "Dream of J...
  • Karen
    Mar 21, 2017
    I really enjoyed this story of Li-yan, born in a remote Yunnan village in China, of the minority Akha people.Rare tea is made from the trees here, and we learn so much about tea making, Chinese customs and beliefs, and life in a small village. Li-yan has a child very young, and she has a tough journ...
  • Lindsay
    Apr 17, 2017
    4 stars! Wow – did I ever learn a lot about tea and the Chinese Akha culture! I always love learning new things while reading and this book definitely educates the reader on the history, production and manufacturing, marketing and selling of tea as well as the drinking, enjoyment and health ben...
  • Mary Beth
    Jan 09, 2017
    This book was way out of my genre and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It was so beautifully written and I got to experience a Lisa See book. It was a wonderful experience. This is a historical fiction book of the culture of China. I got to learn a lot about their beliefs and superstitions. W...
  • Linda O'Donnell
    Apr 04, 2017
    Simply this:Lisa See kicked in the door on this one. If you are a long-standing fan of her writing, you will have experienced the solid depth and breadth of her superb skill. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is exceptional. "All you can do is live," she says. "You don't have a choice. Life continues...