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The Good Earth

The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272935
Pages: 357
Year: 2004-09-15
A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.
The Good Earth

The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck, Emily Hutchinson
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0785795286
Pages: 92
Year: 1999-10-01
A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.
The Good Earth

The Good Earth

Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 260
Year: 1995-11-01
A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner
East Wind: West Wind

East Wind: West Wind

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263462
Pages: 277
Year: 2012-08-21
Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck’s classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman’s coming of age as she’s torn between Eastern and Western cultures Kwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl—taught by her mother to submit in all things, “as a flower submits to sun and rain alike.” Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she’s surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further. East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck’s acclaimed novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck

Author: Peter Conn, Peter J. Conn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521639891
Pages: 468
Year: 1998-01-28
Describes the literary, social, and personal accomplishments of the Nobel- and Pulitzer-prize-winning author and activist.
Burying The Bones

Burying The Bones

Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651933
Pages: 352
Year: 2011-04-07
Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's father was a terrifying figure, with a maniacal zeal for religious conversion - a passion rarely shared by the local communities he targeted. He drained the family's budget for his Chinese translation of the New Testament, while his aggrieved, long-suffering wife did her utmost to create a homely environment for her children, several of whom died tragically young. Pearl Buck would eventually rise to eminence in America as a bestselling author (her most renowned work, The Good Earth, re-entered the bestseller charts in 2004 when it was selected for Oprah's Book Club) but in this startlingly original biography, Spurling recounts with elegance and great insight her unspeakable upbringing in a China that was virtually unknown to the West.
Dragon Seed

Dragon Seed

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263519
Pages: 358
Year: 2012-08-21
A New York Times–bestselling historical novel about the Japanese invasion of Nanking from the author of The Good Earth. Farmer Liang Tan knows only a quiet, traditional life in his remote Chinese farming community. When news filters in that Japanese forces are invading the country, he and his fellow villagers believe that if they behave decently to the Japanese soldiers, the civilians might remain undisturbed. They’re in for a shock, as the attackers lay waste to the country and install a puppet government designed to systematically carry out Japanese interests. In response, the Chinese farmers and their families form a resistance—which not only carries grave risk, but also breaks their vow of nonviolence, leading them to wonder if they’re any different than their enemy. Later adapted into a film featuring Katharine Hepburn, Dragon Seed is a brilliant and unflinching look at the horrors of war. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
Sons

Sons

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263470
Pages: 313
Year: 2012-08-21
The second installment in Pearl S. Buck’s acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruin Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: Revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family’s wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country. Through all his life’s changes, Wang did not anticipate that each son would hunger to sell his beloved land for maximum profit. At once a tribute to early Chinese fiction, a saga of family dissension, and a depiction of the clashes between old and new, Sons is a vivid and compelling masterwork of fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
Playing God

Playing God

Author: Gerald A. Larue
Publisher:
ISBN: 1559211490
Pages: 477
Year: 1996
Founding member of the Hemlock Society has assembled-largely without comment-selections from religious perspectives on euthanasia and the right to die.
The Eternal Wonder

The Eternal Wonder

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480439665
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-10-22
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, England, Paris, a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever—and, ultimately, to love. Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris with her Chinese father and has no contact with her American mother, who abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Both Rann and Stephanie yearn for a sense of genuine identity. Rann feels plagued by his voracious intellectual curiosity and strives to integrate his life of the mind with his experience in the world. Stephanie feels alienated from society by her mixed heritage and struggles to resolve the culture clash of her existence. Separated for long periods of time, their final reunion leads to a conclusion that even Rann, in all his hard-earned wisdom, could never have imagined. A moving and mesmerizing fictional exploration of the themes that meant so much to Pearl Buck in her life, The Eternal Wonder is perhaps her most personal and passionate work, and will no doubt appeal to the millions of readers who have treasured her novels for generations.
The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101442190
Pages: 1008
Year: 2010-06-29
#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.
The Time Is Noon

The Time Is Noon

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480421219
Pages: 359
Year: 2013-05-21
A woman looks back on her long, rocky path to fulfillment in this revealing novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Earth. Considered one of the most personal and autobiographical novels by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning author, The Time Is Noon tells the story of Joan Richards and her journey of self-discovery during the first half of the twentieth century. As a child, Joan finds her individuality obscured by her place in her family and her small town. In her adulthood, her struggle to discover her true self continues—but is inhibited by an unhappy marriage. After breaking free from her husband, she begins a stark reassessment of the way she’s been living—and to her surprise, learns to appreciate all that lies ahead—in this elegant novel of chances lost and reclaimed, a beautifully affirming story of one woman’s journey to maturity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
Here on Earth

Here on Earth

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 1440673241
Pages: 336
Year: 1999-07-01
The bestselling author of The Dovekeepers tells her most seductive and mesmerizing tale yet--the story of March Murray, who returns to her small Massachusetts hometown after nineteen years, encountering her childhood sweetheart...and discovering the heartbreaking and complex truth about their reckless and romantic love.
She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone

Author: Wally Lamb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105342
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-12-11
Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the chocolate, crisps and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably loveable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.
Pavilion of Women

Pavilion of Women

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263500
Pages: 316
Year: 2012-08-21
A “vivid and extremely interesting” novel of an upper-class Chinese wife’s quest for freedom, from the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth (The New Yorker). At forty, Madame Wu is beautiful and much respected as the wife of one of China’s oldest upper-class houses. Her birthday wish is to find a young concubine for her husband and to move to separate quarters, starting a new chapter of her life. When her wish is granted, she finds herself at leisure, no longer consumed by running a sixty-person household. Now she’s free to read books previously forbidden her, to learn English, and to discover her own mind. The family in the compound are shocked at the results, especially when she begins learning from a progressive, excommunicated Catholic priest. In its depiction of life in the compound, Pavilion of Women includes some of Buck’s most enchanting writing about the seasons, daily rhythms, and customs of women in China. It is a delightful parable about the sexes, and of the profound and transformative effects of free thought. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.