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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Between the Lines Book Club

2019-06-27 10:15:00 2019-06-27 11:30:00 America/Chicago The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the circulation desk a month prior to the event. Dyer-Schererville

Thursday, June 27
10:15am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-06-27 10:15:00 2019-06-27 11:30:00 America/Chicago The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the circulation desk a month prior to the event. Dyer-Schererville

Dyer-Schererville

Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the circulation desk a month prior to the event.

In 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.

The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. 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—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—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 insular 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.

A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family.

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Dyer-Schererville

Phone: 219-322-4731

Branch manager
Chris

Hours
Mon, Aug 19 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Aug 20 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Aug 21 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Aug 22 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Aug 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 25 Closed

About the branch

The Dyer-Schererville Branch is located in Schererville on the south side of US 30 (Lincoln Highway), just west of US 41 (Indianapolis Boulevard) at Fountain Park Drive. The branch features a warm and inviting atmosphere with wood furnishings, subtle colors, brick accents, and friendly staff. Along with a large collection of books, audio, and DVDs for all ages, eighteen internet stations and free WiFi are provided. Educational and entertaining events occur monthly. Visit Check Out to apply for a library card and stop by Information for help with locating materials, using a computer, or finding a good book to read.

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Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

Sat, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Aug 26, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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