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Li-yan (Female) , Chinese , Educated , Unwed mother , Her family farms tea; had a baby out of wedlock; abandoned her baby in the city; longs to be reunited with her long-lost daughter
Haley (Girl) , Chinese American , Adopted , Abandoned as an infant by Ly-yan; adopted by an American couple and raised in California; wonders about her origins
Genre
Fiction
Multicultural
Domestic
Saga
Topics
Mothers and daughters
Chinese women
Tea
Farming
Chinese culture
Rituals
Family histories
Village life
Unplanned pregnancy
Abandoned infants
Search for biological parents
Setting
China - Asia
California - West (U.S.)