Program Type:Arts, Culture, & Literature
The Novel Discussion Book Club meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.
This month's book is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by, Lisa See.
n 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.
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 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 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.
You can check out a copy of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane on Overdrive as an eAudiobook here: https://dallaslibrary.overdrive.com/media/aa3d759a-eec1-4227-8235-a49dd5e6fe83
You can check out a copy of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane on Overdrive as an ebook here: https://dallaslibrary.overdrive.com/media/2831231
Prefer a print copy to read? You can request a copy from our catalog here: https://catalog.dallaslibrary.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=1&cn=2498252
This program will meet on Zoom and is available online only.
The Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants 30 minutes before the start of the program, so don't forget to check your email, and don't forget to register!