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The Mother: A Novel
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on 2 June 2017
blown away with this book, cried my eyes out last chapter---a must read
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on 10 September 2013
I loved this book and feel quite envious of anyone yet to read it! Quite simply a brilliant read I coudn't put it down. I cannot wait to read more of Pearl Buck's work.
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on 3 November 2013
Lovely, easy reading, and sensitivity to a different culture than the author's. To me her books are ideal holiday reading.
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on 6 November 2008
Pearl S Buck weaves a tale that makes you want to read as quickly as possible. The Mother is deserted by her husband to bring up 3 young children and care for her mother-in-law. Her eldest son takes on the role of farmer and works in the fields to provide crops for eating and selling. The daughter is blind and is given away as a bride, but dies before the Mother can visit her.The youngest son she loves the best, but is lazy and ends up in the wrong company, and is beheaded.
The Mother goes through so many emotions trying to do the best for her family and lives to see her grandson born.
This is a story written in 1931 and reads as an old tale,and yet it could be set in the modern day. It is a fantastic read.
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on 30 July 2015
It is along time since I last read a Pearl S Buck novel but I was again completely drawn into the story as it slowly unfolded well worth reading
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on 3 September 2016
Written candidly, the realism of this story is so compelling, it is impossible to put this book down and forget about it.
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on 2 March 2016
Loved this book !
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