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Moyer Bell Limited, 1932 - Fiction - 313 pages
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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 nation, leaving destruction and death in their wake, yet also promising emancipation to China's oppressed millions who are groping for a way to survive in a modern age.

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Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)

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Again I enjoyed how well Pearl S. Buck is able to timelessly explore and portray the nooks and crannies of humanity. In Sons I particulary enjoyed the growing diversity in cross-generational views and ... Read full review

Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)

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There is a mastery of language and culture and emotions that we take for granted in an age of "Lord of the Rings" and "Game of Thrones." We also take for granted our level of literacy as we read these ... Read full review


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Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize-winning author. Her classic novel "The Good Earth" (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women's rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.

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