Very good read,
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This review is from: Pearl of China (Kindle Edition)
'Pearl of China' gives you a insight into China before the revolution and into growing up under Mao. At the same time it is a
real account of Pearl Buck’s years in China; Buck lived 40 years in China and 40 years in the US and later became a writer acknowledged by the Nobel Prize. I learnt a lot about Buck, about China and about Christianity arriving in China. in the search for understanding China and the Chinese this is a good source. I read this book after finished Ming's book, The Cooked Seed and I am now reading The Good Earth by Buck, her most accomplished novel. What a feast...
I gave four stars and not five, because I feel the first and second parts of the novel are not fully balanced. We are running too quickly through the Mao years. But the book is about Pearl so there are reasons for this. One should read more of Ming and hopefully get the whole picture. I enjoyed her book so far tremendously.