Pearl S. Buck

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Pearl S. Buck


Born
in Hillsboro, West Virginia, The United States
June 26, 1892

Died
March 06, 1973

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, th ...more

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The Good Earth (House of Ea...

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Imperial Woman

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Peony

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Sons (House of Earth, #2)

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East Wind: West Wind

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A House Divided (House of E...

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The Big Wave

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Dragon Seed

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“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck

“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”
Pearl S. Buck

“To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”
Pearl S. Buck, To My Daughters, With Love

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June 2015 New School Classics Group Read

Which book would you like to read for our June 2015 New School group read?

1947, The Plague by Albert Camus, 308 pages
 
  10 votes, 21.7%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  7 votes, 15.2%

 
  6 votes, 13.0%

1989, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, 637 pages
 
  5 votes, 10.9%

 
  4 votes, 8.7%

1905, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 335 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.7%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.7%

1941, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 84 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.5%

1965, Stoner by John Williams, 288 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.2%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.2%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.2%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1904, The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 425 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1921, Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini, 359 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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