The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

A Novel

Book - 2017
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The story of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501154829
1501154826
9781501154836
1501154834
Characteristics: ix, 371 pages ; 24 cm

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betsymarzoni
May 18, 2020

I love the way a good book can transport you to another time and to another place, somewhere so exotic that you know you will never travel in your lifetime, and make it so alive and so real and immerse you completely. This book did that for me. Loved it.

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Daisybates
May 15, 2020

The first half of the book was so fabulous it took my breath away! The second half was so boring I could barely skim through it. Disappointed.

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aprilm336
Dec 28, 2019

January 2021

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Mjthiel
Nov 19, 2019

The book was rich and interesting in history and detail but I thought the stolid writing was not up to her usual standards and read like a high brow romance novel.

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OP_2
Aug 26, 2019

Tea & Talk Book Club / August 2018

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ccnoot
Aug 14, 2019

Costco

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SmokeyTwo
Apr 30, 2019

I listened to the audio version over 2 years ago. Anyone who enjoyed Memiors of a Geisha would probably enjoy this book. I like the rich culture, though harsh at times. This is a book I would enjoy re-reading. I thought is was very well written, and the narration well done.

Mer15113 Feb 21, 2019

Ok, might think about it as a book club bk

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LibraryLES
Feb 19, 2019

The story was slow in the beginning and all along you kind of see what is going to happen. None the less, I enjoyed the story and the cultural elements of this book.

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eilokeeffe
Dec 31, 2018

I enjoyed learning about a culture I had never heard of and about the finer points of tea processing. There were some fairy tale aspects to the plot. Especially the marriage to the wealthy and inexplicably available recycling tycoon. The cancer cure revealed near the end is also a stretch of the reader's credulity. The coming of age themes for both mother and daughter are the best part of the story. Both women had to overcome great obstacles and learn to rely on themselves. Obstacles of poverty and ignorance contrasted nicely with the barriers set up by privilege and affluence. We knew they would find each other in the end and it was nicely done, despite the predictability.

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mckenzieseaux
May 30, 2018

mckenzieseaux thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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cknightkc
Jan 04, 2018

“No coincidence, no story.” - p. 3

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