This was recommended to me by two of the people I respect most when it comes to taste in books. My mom, and Victoria. It follows the story of Li-yan, a young girl living in the remote Chinese mountains. Her family is is tea farmers and we watch her grow up (enduring some of the most incredible difficulties but ultimately persevering – leaving her village to seek an education). Anything I write isn’t going to do it justice so I will just say that what I loved most about it is how much I learned (about Chinese culture and tea farming) but also the way that everything comes together in the end.