Lisa See Author Event & Luncheon SOLD OUT

 

Lisa See

Author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Tuesday, March 21st  - Luncheon at Tin Roof Bistro ****SOLD OUT*****

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of China Girls, Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.
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. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. 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.
 

Pre-paid Reservations are required.  The cost is $75 and can either be purchased at {pages} or online. (see below).  The price includes a signed hardcover copy of The Tea of Hummingbird Lane and lunch. 

The event will be held at Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Village

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Event address: 
3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Reservation includes lunch at Tin Roof Bistro and a signed hard cover copy of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.  Lisa See will discuss her book followed by questions from the audience. 


The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501154829
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - March 21st, 2017

A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.


Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812968064
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Published: Random House Trade - February 21st, 2006

In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime.


China Dolls Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - March 3rd, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST
Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.


Shanghai Girls Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812980530
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Published: Random House Trade - February 2nd, 2010

In 1937 Shanghai--the Paris of Asia--twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree--until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.


Dreams of Joy Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980547
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Published: Random House Trade - February 7th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307950390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books - February 7th, 2012

In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather arrived in America, where he prescribed herbal remedies to immigrant laborers who were treated little better than slaves. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws prohibiting interracial marriage.


Flower Net Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812978681
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Published: Random House Trade - December 31st, 2007

"Lisa See begins to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for 1920s San Francisco: She discerns the hidden city lurking beneath the public facade."
-The Washington Post Book World


Dragon Bones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345440310
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Published: Random House Trade - March 2nd, 2004

In a magnificent land where myth mixes treacherously with truth, one woman is in charge of telling them apart. Liu Hulan is the Inspector in China's Ministry of Public Security whose tough style rousts wrongdoers and rubs her superiors the wrong way. Now her latest case finds her trapped between her country's distant past and her own recent history.


The Interior Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812978698
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Published: Random House Trade - December 31st, 2007

"See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures."
-San Diego Union-Tribune


Dreams of Joy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400067121
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - May 31st, 2011

In her beloved "New York Times" bestsellers "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," "Peony in Love," and, most recently, "Shanghai Girls," Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country.


China Dolls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812992892
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - June 3rd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST


Peony in Love Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812975222
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - February 19th, 2008

"I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret."