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In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Willow is the only child of a destitute family. Pearl is the headstrong daughter of Christian missionaries-and will grow up to become Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize-winning writer and activist. This unlikely pair becomes lifelong friends, confiding their beliefs and dreams, experiencing love and motherhood, and eventually facing civil war and exile. Pearl of China brings new color to the remarkable life of Pearl S. Buck, illuminated by the sweep of history and an intimate, unforgettable friendship.

About the Author

Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. At seventeen she was sent to a labor collective, where a talent scout for Madame Mao's Shanghai Film Studio recruited her to work as a movie actress. She moved to the United States in 1984. Her memoir, Red Azalea, was an international bestseller, published in twenty countries.

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jodib9, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by jodib9)
Anchee Min is one of my favorite writers. From Becoming Madame Mao to Wild Ginger, Min tells eye-opening stories about women in China. Pearl of China tells the story of Pearl S. Buck from the perspective of her friend Willow. As is common in most of her books, this is a story about Pearl, but also about China at the end of the 19th century.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781608193127
Author:
Min, Anchee
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 1 lb

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