Search Results: "Pearl S. Buck"


BOOK REVIEW

PEARL S. BUCK by Peter Conn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Conn's fact-filled book goes some way to resuscitate Buck's career and strong opinions, but Buck herself remains a shadowy figure. (41 photos, map, not seen)"
With The Good Earth author's visibility almost as low as when she was a missionary wife in China, Conn's biography tries to refocus on her role as an outspoken critic of imperialism, and as a supporter of feminism and racial equality. Read full book review >

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PEARL BUCK IN CHINA by Hilary Spurling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Does little to rehabilitate Buck's literary reputation, but respectfully resets her life and work in its appropriate contexts."
A biographical consideration of Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), an author few take seriously today. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL WONDER by Pearl S. Buck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Buck scholars only need apply."
A newly unearthed novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Good Earth, following the rocketlike rise of a literary prodigy. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING by Pearl S. Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Buck's sentimental but touching story memorably illustrates the value of a gift created with love, a gift like Buehner's. (illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
This longer story by Nobel Laureate Buck, originally published in 1955, is presented for the first time as an illustrated work for children. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A finely rendered showcase for a classic tale."
Illustrator Bertozzi (Becoming Andy Warhol, 2016, etc.) adapts Buck's (The Eternal Wonder, 2013, etc.) Pulitzer Prize­­-winning novel of a man's fluctuating fortunes and existential crises in early-20th-century China. Read full book review >

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BUCK by MK Asante
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Asante is a talented writer, but his memoir is undernourished."
A young black man's self-destructive arc, cut short by a passion for writing. Read full book review >

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BUCK FEVER by Cynthia Chapman Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"While this is ultimately yet another father-and-son-resolve-expectations story, its rural Pennsylvania hunting-community milieu sets it apart—just don't expect kids who hunt to want to read it, because it's not for them. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Joey doesn't fail to shoot the deer because of "buck fever"—the jitters that often accompany a novice hunter's first trip—he just plumb doesn't want to kill it. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Deirdre Riordan Hall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A character-driven book for readers who like their fare on the intense side. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-18)"
The daughter of a drug-addicted rock star tries to change her life when her uncle sends her to an exclusive prep school. Read full book review >