Pearl S. Buck

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Pearl S. Buck

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

died
March 06, 1973

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892–1973) 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...more


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The Good Earth (House of Ea...
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Pavilion of Women
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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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The Mother
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“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck

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

“Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.”
Pearl S. Buck
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