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Join Towne Center Books and Inklings as we celebrate Lisa See's latest novel, TheTea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. We'll enjoy delicious coffee and discussion at Inklings Coffee & Tea across the street from Towne Center Books.
"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--the first automobile any of them have seen--and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she 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." — Publisher Marketing
Saturday, March 25th 11:00 AM
$5.00 reservation fee Seats will fill up fast! Please call the store or fill out the form to the left to save your spot!