The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.. This was an audio book, and I have not yet decided if my reviews of audio books are the same as they would be if I had read the hard-copy book myself. The experiences of listening and of reading are definitely different. I did enjoy this book; it is a nice mix of good story line, history, culture, and fine characterization. It is mostly the story of a family in a very remote Chinese village, cultural changes over time that affect the family and each individual in a variety of ways. Some of the story moves to California, USA, but most of the action is in China.
I enjoyed the inside look at a family, the traditions within a cultural minority, rules about marriage, childbirth, etc. that were very different from my own but also different from the mainstream Chinese culture. As the world opens up with technology, changes occur. I enjoy this type of anthropological look at families and groups.