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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
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Jan 25, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: finished-fiction
Read in August, 2007

Can't believe I didn't read this until 2007. I think I couldn't have appreciated this book as much as I do if I hadn't spent time living in a farming community in Thailand. The strength and betrayal of the characters reminded me of some of the "characters" I met in the rice communities. It's easy to forget (or as American's to never know in teh first place) that most of the world still lives day-to-day and their lives are tied closely with the land - which can make them rich or devastate them without warning.

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