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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“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
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“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”
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“To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”
Pearl S. Buck, To My Daughters, With Love

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