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Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling
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Sep 07, 10

Read from August 28 to September 05, 2010

This was eye opening in terms of learning who Pearl Buck was in addition to her being an author. She was a complicated interesting person and accomplished amazing things--she won a Pulitzer in 1932 and was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature--the second was Toni Morrison. She grew up in China so was closer to that culture than that of her American contemporaries in many ways. Parts of the book were frustrating to read due to the author's decision to avoid chronology and the lack of many details. Pearl and her family escaped more than one military invasion, rebellion, etc. with the clothes on their backs so obviously there are few pictures or written records available from her childhood and early married life.
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