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Pearl S. Buck, June 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American author, best know for her novels about China. Buck was born on June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia, but as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries she was taken to China in infancy. She received her early education in Shanghai, but returned to the United States to attend college, and graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia in 1914. Buck became a university teacher there and married John Lossing Buck, an agricultural economist, in 1917. Buck and her husband both taught in China, and she published magazine articles about life there. Her first novel East Wind, West Wind was published in 1930. Buck achieved international success with The Good Earth, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. This story of a Chinese peasant family's struggle for survival was later made into a MGM film. Buck resigned from the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions after publishing an article that was critical of missionaries. She returned to the United States because of political unrest in China. Buck's novels during this period include Sons, A House Divided, and The Mother. She also wrote biographies of her father (Fighting Angel) and her mother (The Exile). She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. During her career, Buck published over 70 books: novels, nonfiction, story collections, children's books, and translations from the Chinese. She also wrote under the pseudonym John Sedges. In the United States, Buck was active in the civil rights and women's rights movements. In 1942 she founded the East and West Association to promote understanding between Asia and the West. In 1949, Buck established Welcome House, the first international interracial adoption agency. In 1964, she established the Pearl S. Buck foundation to sponsor support for Amerasian children who were not considered adoptable. Pearl Buck died in Danbury, Vermont, on March 6, 1973. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Good Earth 12,529 copies, 250 reviews
The Big Wave 1,970 copies, 19 reviews
Pavilion of Women 1,133 copies, 23 reviews
Imperial Woman 1,075 copies, 23 reviews
Peony 810 copies, 16 reviews
Dragon Seed 783 copies, 13 reviews
East Wind, West Wind 673 copies, 18 reviews
Sons 632 copies, 20 reviews
The Living Reed 519 copies, 13 reviews
A House Divided 509 copies, 9 reviews
Mandala 432 copies, 4 reviews
The Mother 416 copies, 10 reviews
Christmas Day in the Morning 401 copies, 6 reviews
Kinfolk 312 copies, 8 reviews
The Story Bible 275 copies, 1 review
Letter from Peking 263 copies, 4 reviews
The Exile 252 copies, 5 reviews
My Several Worlds 245 copies, 1 review
The Patriot 229 copies, 1 review
Portrait of a Marriage 195 copies, 3 reviews
Fighting Angel 188 copies, 5 reviews
The Promise 166 copies, 4 reviews
Come, my beloved 157 copies, 3 reviews
The New Year 149 copies, 2 reviews
Death in the Castle 148 copies, 6 reviews
The Eternal Wonder: A Novel 141 copies, 8 reviews
The Time is Noon 140 copies, 1 review
A Bridge for Passing 138 copies, 3 reviews
This Proud Heart 126 copies
God's men 125 copies, 3 reviews
The Child Who Never Grew 105 copies, 7 reviews
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The Angry Wife 100 copies, 2 reviews
Command the Morning 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Townsman 85 copies
China Sky 69 copies
The Rainbow 68 copies, 1 review
Fourteen Stories 65 copies, 1 review
The long love 64 copies, 2 reviews
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China Flight 52 copies, 1 review
Other Gods 41 copies, 1 review
Voices in the house 40 copies, 1 review
The Kennedy Women 35 copies, 2 reviews
Satan Never Sleeps (Author) 35 copies
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John 32 copies, 1 review
East and West: Stories 23 copies, 1 review
The Bondmaid 17 copies
The Dragon Fish 16 copies
Words of love 14 copies, 1 review
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The Water-Buffalo Children 12 copies, 1 review
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The Old Demon 6 copies
Welcome Child 5 copies
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China 4 copies
Un solo amor 3 copies
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The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (Contributor) 411 copies, 6 reviews
Short Stories from the Strand (Contributor) 126 copies, 1 review
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (Contributor) 71 copies, 9 reviews
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 58 copies
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1955 v01 (Author) 24 copies, 1 review
The Good Earth [1937 film] (Original book) 16 copies
The Adventures of Marco Polo (Foreword) 16 copies
Garden to order (Introduction) 15 copies
The Panorama of Modern Literature (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (Contributor) 8 copies
Ten Great Stories: A New Anthology (Contributor) 2 copies
The Big Wave [1961 film] (Original novel) 2 copies

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Pearl Sydenstricker was the daughter of Southern Presbyterian missionaries. She spent much of her life in China, though she graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. From childhood she was bilingual in English and Chinese. She married an agricultural economist named John Lossing Buck in 1917, and together they lived in rural Anhwei province, an impoverished area. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Good Earth, and other stories set in China are based on what she learned while living there. In 1935, after divorcing John Buck, Pearl married publisher Richard Walsh. In 1938, Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. She is buried at Green Hills Farm, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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