Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series invites residents to discuss Lisa See’s novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Tea Girl examines identity through the lens of cross-cultural adoption and Chinese ethnicities set in suburban California and the Tea Mountains of Yunnan Province. See will read from her work and take community questions before signing books, which will be available for purchase onsite. For more about Same Page, visit jmrl.org/samepage. FREE to attend and open to the public.
Why should you attend?
“I could have hung out here in remote China forever, but See has wider ground to cover, including Chinese adoption, the international fine tea market and modern Chinese migration to the United States… A lush tale infused with clear-eyed compassion, this novel will inspire reflection, discussion and an overwhelming desire to drink rare Chinese tea.” –Helen Simonson, The Washington Post
“Lisa See transports readers to the remote mountains of China…come for the heartwarming bonding between mother and daughter; stay for the insight into Akha culture and the fascinating (really) history of the tea trade.” –Real Simple
“With strong female characters, See deftly confronts the changing role of minority women, majority-minority relations, East-West adoption, and the economy of tea in modern China. Fans of See’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan will appreciate this novel.” —Library Journal
“With vivid and precise details about tea and life in rural China, Li-Yan’s gripping journey to find her daughter comes alive.” —Publishers Weekly