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Pearl of China

A Novel

by Anchee Min

Pearl of China
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    Mar 2010, 288 pages
    Mar 2011, 304 pages

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A compassionate novel about friendship, Chinese culture, and one of time's greatest author-activists, Pearl S. Buck

With 30 out of 35 reviewers rating it 4 or 5 stars, Pearl of China is a top pick amongst BookBrowse readers! Here's what they have to say:

This book is a miracle of words. Anchee Min is a gifted writer whose skills bring the reader along on her journey. While the book may seem to focus on Pearl S. Buck, to me the real heroine was Willow Lee and her undying dedication to her friend (Martha L). At times, I found myself responding to the novel as if the events really happened. The words are beautiful, especially the poetry that is interspersed throughout the book (Trezeline B). I did wonder throughout whether the narrator had been a real person; was there really a Willow? I am now inspired to find out, which may be the highest recommendation I can give (Kristen H). Be prepared to stay up all night until you have finished this novel as it will capture your attention from page one. It is ...

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