Pearl S. Buck


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    Oct-2013

    Lost for forty years, a new novel by the author of The Good Earth The Eternal Wonder tells the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York,...

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    May-2013

    An American millionaire builds a Christian seminary in India, furthering his spiritual mission -- and setting into motion a generations-spanning cycle of miscommunication and fracture within his family Beginning in the 1890s, "Come, My Beloved" d...

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    Historical

    May-2013

    An enthralling tale, divided between China and America, of two friends inspired by radically opposed ideals This deeply felt novel tells the story of William Lane and Clem Miller, Americans who meet in China as youths at the end of the nineteenth ...

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    Literary

    May-2013

    A widow’s New England peace is interrupted by her feelings for two brilliant men, one much younger and the other quite older -- and the dilemma of choosing between them At forty-three, Edith has lost a husband, and has children who have children...

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    May-2013

    An affecting portrait of interracial love in post-war Japan Pearl S. Buck’s The Hidden Flower centers on the relationship between a Japanese student and an American soldier stationed in post-war Japan. The Japanese student’s father worked in t...

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    Historical

    May-2013

    At the outbreak of war, a half-Chinese man sends his family back to America, beginning an absence punctuated only by his letters, and a son who must make sense of his mixed-race ancestry alone Elizabeth and Gerald MacLeod are happily married in Ch...

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    Historical

    May-2013

    In this novel about dissidence and exile, a man is confronted with the decision to either desert his family or let his homeland be ravaged When Wu I-wan starts taking an interest in revolution, trouble follows: Winding up in prison, he becomes fri...

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    General Fiction

    May-2013

    As her second marriage approaches, a brilliant and independent sculptor faces tensions between her art and everyday life This Proud Heart narrates the experience of a gifted sculptor and her struggle to reconcile her absorbing career with society...

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    Literary

    May-2013

    In one of Pearl Buck’s most revealing works, a woman looks back on her long and rocky path to self-realization Considered to be one of Pearl S. Buck’s most autobiographical novels, "The Time Is Noon" was kept from publication for decades on a...

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    Literary

    Jan-2004

    Kinfolk is the story of a Chinese family. Dr. Liang moves to America in search of a better life, but his children long to return to China. Each responds to their new life in China differently, providing rich insight into the struggles between Eastern...

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    Literary

    Dec-1988

    Sir Richard and Lady Mary need to sell the thousand year old castle which has been in the family for hundreds of years. Sir Richard has no heir to pass the castle on to, and if he doesn't sell the English government will turn it into a prison or a po...

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    General Fiction

    1958

    Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908.Buck recreates the life of one o...

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    1947

    Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kina and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya's family, too. As J...

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    Literary

    1931

    The Good Earth Trilogy - 1

    In "The Good Earth" Buck presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the hones...

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    This translation of a Chinese classic (14th Century) is the epic tale of a band of patriots in China during the latter part of Sung Dynasty and is considered by most to be one to the three or four greatest novels in Chinese literature. Shui hun chuan...

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    Rob wants to get his father something special for Christmas this year -- something that shows how much he really loves him. But it's Christmas Eve, and he doesn't have much money to spend. What could he possibly get? Suddenly, Rob thinks of the best ...

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    One of the more political novels from the pen of Pearl Buck, "Dragon Seed" brings to light the tragedy of the Japanese invasion and occupation of mainland China during WWII. Centering her story around the fictional family of Ling Tan, Buck recreates ...

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    Historical

    East Wind: West Wind is told from the eyes of a traditional Chinese girl, Kwei-lan, married to a Chinese medical doctor, educated abroad. The story follows Kwei-lan as she begins to accept different points of view from the western world, and re-disco...

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    The Good Earth Trilogy - 3

    A House Divided, the third volume of the trilogy that began with The Good Earth and Sons, is a powerful portrayal of China in the midst of revolution. Wang Yuan is caught between the opposing ideas of different generations. After 6 years abroad, Yuan...

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    General Fiction

    This novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Good Earth" and "Dragon Seed" tells the story of an American-Chinese family separated by the communist revolution in China, as they struggle to overcome difficulties and the prejudices a family o...

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    The Living Reed follows four generations of one family, the Kims, beginning with Il-han and his father, both advisors to the royal family in Korea. When Japan invades and the queen is killed, Il-han takes his family into hiding. In the ensuing years,...

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    Potrait of a marriage - For Edward Haslatt there was no thought of another woman. He loved his wife with a devotion that began with their courtship and grew with the years. Yet Margaret Haslatt had a rival more dangerous than any sloe-eyed mistress. ...

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    A novel which tells the story of a woman who, when her husband leaves her, faces unhappiness, poverty and tragedy with matchless courage. But she also comes to realize that it is she who needs the role of mother more than she wants to be a woman. The...

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    Literary

    This is a novel of hope, reconciliation and new beginnings. It is the story of an American father and his Amerasian born son living in Korea. Living at oppsite ends of It is not without some soul-searching and a great deal of understanding on the par...

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    On her fortieth birthday, Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time: she tells her husband that after twenty-four years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife. The House of Wu, o...

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    Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid -- an awkward role in which she is more than a servant, but less than a daughter. As she grows into a lovely, provocative young woman, Peony falls in love with the family's only son. How...

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    William & Ruth came from two different worlds. He was a sensitive, proud artist, son of a rich and often selfish family. She was the unlettered daughter of an earthy Pennsylvania farmer. Yet, from the moment William saw Ruth, he knew he must have her...

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    In another triumphant cultural and historical novel from Pearl S. Buck, The Promise chronicles a band of Chinese soldiers who are sent to rescue a British-American platoon, pinned down in Burma, while the Japanese army attacks Burma Road during World...

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    The Good Earth Trilogy - 2

    Second in the trilogy that began with "The Good Earth," Buck's classic and starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old and the new in China. Revolutions sweep the vast natio...

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    General Fiction

    After her husband takes a concubine, Madame Liang sets out on her own, starting an upscale restaurant and sending her daughters to America to be educated. At the restaurant, the leaders of the People's Republic wine and dine and Madame Liang must kee...

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