Pearl S. Buck : Author, Political Activist, Humanitarian
November 2016: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck . Lovely book. Second time I've read it. The story of a Chinese man's love of his land. His journey from penniless young man to wealthy land baron. Beautifully written.
The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S. Buck published in 1931 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1932. The best-selling novel in the United States in both 1931 and 1932, it was an influential factor in Buck's winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. It is the first book in a trilogy that includes Sons (1932) and A House Divided (1935). The novel, which dramatizes family life in a Chinese village before World War I, has been a steady favorite ever since.
The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided
The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided The Good Earth is Buck’s classic, Pulitzer Prize–winning story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—the very house in which O-lan used to work.
Best Books for Moms: Families With Children From China
The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club) by Pearl S. Buck Buck won the Nobel prize for this spare, yet richly-layered book about China in the 20th century. Though the book is ostensibly about a man's rise from poverty to landed gentry, the person who really stands out is his wife, O-Lan, a slave girl whom he purchased to be his wife. She is the... #Chinese #books