Author Pearl Buck drew from her own experiences growing up in China to write this novel, a family saga set in the rural countryside in the years just before the political and social upheavals of the 20th century. The book portrays the life of Wang Lung, a poor subsistence farmer who prevails over setbacks both man-made and natural to eventual prosperity. An atmospheric, reflective novel with strong characterization makes for an enjoyable tale. The book won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
24 Wednesday Feb 2016
Posted Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historyin