“Off Press” is a series of conversations with members of the LMU community about their impact on the world through their lives, their work and their Jesuit education.
Episode 1: Lisa See is the author of 10 novels and a nonfiction book that explore Chinese and Chinese-American experiences in the United States. Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch talks with See about her new novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” and her days as an LMU undergraduate, when she was certain she’d never be a writer. Click here to listen to the podcast.
More about Lisa See '79
Lisa See is the author of six novels of historical fiction and a three-volume mystery series, all of which draw on her Chinese American family heritage. See’s “On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred- Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family,” one of several of her works that have been New York Times bestsellers, tells the story of her great-grandfather, Fong See, who made his way from China to become the 100-year-old godfather of Los Angeles’ China-town. Born in Paris and raised in Los Angeles, See earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. This excerpt is from “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” her new novel released this spring. Click here to read an excerpt from “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.”