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"The Good Earth"

Discussion of Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth" this month.
When Sep 25, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 08:25 PM
Where Front of the library
Contact Phone 928-2080
Attendees Open to book lovers!
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Between the Covers Book Club will be discussing Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth" at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, in the front room of Hartley Public Library. "This modern classic depicts life in China at a time before the vast political and social upheavals transformed an essentially agrarian country into a world power" The story of Wang Lung is told of a " humble Chinese farmer rising to wealthy landowner. He held this soil that he worked above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution". Pearl Buck was an American writer who spent the majority of her life in China. "The Good Earth" was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for a book that "traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards".
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