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Within this novel Ms. Buck paints the portrait of a poor woman living in a remote village whose joys are few and hardships are many. As the ancient traditions, which she bases her philosophies upon, begin to collide with the new ideals of the communist era, this peasant woman must find a balance between them and deal with the consequences.

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The Mother: A Novel

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Overview

Within this novel Ms. Buck paints the portrait of a poor woman living in a remote village whose joys are few and hardships are many. As the ancient traditions, which she bases her philosophies upon, begin to collide with the new ideals of the communist era, this peasant woman must find a balance between them and deal with the consequences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559210911
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Third Volume in the Good Earth Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted April 13, 2010

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    A Must Read for any Mother!

    This book to me, captures the essence of being a mother. What it feels like to BE a mother. As a new mom this book appealed to me because it shows you your life at a different angle. Our life passes so quickly, as the old adage goes, 'time flies'.

    This novel is set in China from a peasant woman's perspective. Her inner voice resonated with me, though we may come from different backgrounds, time, and circumstances all (most) mothers share some inner bond with one another. Meaning the world is just looked at differently once you are a mother and this book gets that and communicates that concept to the reader.
    I found this book to be:
    *emotionally and intellectually stimulating
    *a good book to escape from the everyday
    *can be read more than once and still likely to learn something new

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Great & compelling story.

    An excellent & well written story. Pearl Buck brings the reader right into the written word. She is a marvelous author. NLH

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