Book Discussion: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain in a remote Chinese village, 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.
Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk. No registration necessary.
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Show more dates
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Community Room
- Rodgers Memorial Library