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A Very Special Evening with Lisa See

Jun 26, 2017

Helen Simonson of the Washington Post writes that local author Lisa See‘s new novel The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane is a story that “balances moving on with returning home.”

The story begins with Li-yan in a remote Chinese mountain village and eventually incorporates the story of Haley, a Chinese orphan adopted by a wealthy family in Beverly Hills.

Simonson writes:

The hardships that confront Li-yan in her life are as compelling as the fog-shrouded secret groves where she and her mother cultivate a special healing tea. 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.¹

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane debuted on the NY Times bestsellers-list at number six.

 

 

On June 30, See comes to one of Pasadena’s lesser-visited gardens, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. Come enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a special presentation of Tea Girl. A copy of the book is included in the ticket price and may be signed by See during the evening. Space is limited. Complimentary valet parking provided.

 

Photo credit: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

 

Photo credit: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

 

Photo credit: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

 

A Very Special Evening with Lisa See
Friday, June 30th, 5-7:30 p.m.
Sorrier Stearns,
Tickets: $50; registration here
For more info, visit JapaneseGardenPasadena.com/programs
Or email info@japanesegardenpasadena.com

 

Author Lisa See; photo via FB.

 

LisaSee.com

 

 

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¹ “Lisa See’s new novel draws readers along a fantastic tea-infused trail” by Helen Simonson, March 20, 2017, Washington Post.
 




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