Living Reed: A Novel of Korea

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The Living Reed follows four generations of one family, the Kims, beginning with Il-han and his father, both advisors to the royal family in Korea. When Japan invades and the queen is killed, Il-han takes his family into hiding. In the ensuing years, he and his family take part in the secret war against the Japanese occupation.
Pearl S. Buck's epic tells the history of Korea through the lives of one family. She paints an amazing portrait of the country, and makes us empathize ...

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Overview

The Living Reed follows four generations of one family, the Kims, beginning with Il-han and his father, both advisors to the royal family in Korea. When Japan invades and the queen is killed, Il-han takes his family into hiding. In the ensuing years, he and his family take part in the secret war against the Japanese occupation.
Pearl S. Buck's epic tells the history of Korea through the lives of one family. She paints an amazing portrait of the country, and makes us empathize with their struggle for sovereignty through her beautifully drawn characters.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781559210225
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 424,206
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.39 (d)

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Pearl S. Buck was born in West Virginia and taken to China as an infant before the turn of the century. Buck grew up speaking Chinese as well as English. She is the most widely translated American author to this day. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. She died in 1973.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    One of the best story tellers EVER!

    I discovered PS Buck's novels in my 20's, and ever since have tried to read as many as possible. So far I haven't been disappointed! All her books have such well narrated story lines about the common person and their tie to history. Like John Steinbeck, she knows how to write with or without the intention to make you feel emotion for each character. This book is one of her best. Not only is it a beautiful narrative of Korea, but it gives me great hope that even the most unknown of people make an important impact on their community, country, or even the world. The importance she put on family is one of the most beautiful legacies she left behind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2002

    LAND AND COUNTRY!

    You will understand Korea as no politician ever will; unless he, or she reads it too.

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