The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck

Did you read this in high school? Try it again, this novel is worthy of its designation as a Pulitzer Prize winning modern classic. Buck paints a realistic picture of life and society in early 20th century rural China. As the story begins Wang Lung, a poor farmer, is about to marry O-Lan, a slave from the wealthy family in his village. The author lived over half her life in China. I listened to the book on CD and the narrator was excellent.

RATING:  **** Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh

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One response to “The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck

  1. charlie mcmillan

    I reread The Good Earth a couple yearsago, and it was well worth it. As a 15 year old, I was struck by the struggle and the difficulities of life in China. As a 62 year old, I was struck by the big circle of life that is the heart of the story. Good idea to recommend this book.