Li-yan goes from picking tea for poverty wages in China to trading it in Los Angeles in Lisa See’s book. Photo: ShutterstockLi-yan goes from picking tea for poverty wages in China to trading it in Los Angeles in Lisa See’s book. Photo: Shutterstock
Li-yan goes from picking tea for poverty wages in China to trading it in Los Angeles in Lisa See’s book. Photo: Shutterstock

Book review: Lisa See’s new novel draws readers along a fantastic, tea-infused trail from China to Pasadena

The story of two people transplanted from China to California, one a tea trader who grew up in poverty, the other adopted by rich whites, centres on how they reconcile where they come from with who they are now

Topic |   Chinese authors
Li-yan goes from picking tea for poverty wages in China to trading it in Los Angeles in Lisa See’s book. Photo: ShutterstockLi-yan goes from picking tea for poverty wages in China to trading it in Los Angeles in Lisa See’s book. Photo: Shutterstock
Li-yan goes from picking tea for poverty wages in China to trading it in Los Angeles in Lisa See’s book. Photo: Shutterstock
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