Pearl of China

A Novel

Min, Anchee

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Pearl of China
In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, young Willow and young Pearl S. Buck, the headstrong daughter of zealous Christian missionaries, bump heads and embark on a friendship that will sustain both of them through one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 1408801825
Characteristics: 278 p. ;,25 cm.


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Mar 17, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book was ok but not of the compelling quality of "Becoming Madam Mao."

Jan 21, 2014

A fascinating story based on the early life of Pearl Buck in China, with possibly fictional characters to help tell the tale. "The Good Earth" was a shocking discovery in my teenage years, of life in China, so this was doubly fascinating. Now to read more by this American Chinese authoress.

Jul 01, 2011

Good ar must read for Gary

Jun 28, 2011
  • mei21383017426672 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

excellent book, made me laugh and cry

Mar 09, 2011
  • PhylBee rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this story about Pearl S. Buck's youth and life prior to becoming a noted author and Nobel Prize winner. I found it a bit slow getting started but it became quite enticing as the story moved along.

Dec 18, 2010

Excellent book, I would defininetly read again. Terrific author Pearl Buck,look foward to reading more of her books,
All about chinas past history


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Mar 27, 2011
  • rtwete rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fictionalized account of Pearl S. Buck as child friend of completely fictional Chinese girl. Chinese girl is narrator and it goes through her whole life. Pearl S. Buck and family had to leave China in late 30's due to civil war and murderous intent toward all foreigners.


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