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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,974 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anchee Min Narrator: Angela Lin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An internationally best-selling author, Anchee Min draws upon her Chinese heritage to pen lush historical epics. Here she transports listeners to the Far East for a fictionalized account of acclaimed author Pearl Buck's youth.

Arriving in late 19th-century China with her missionary parents, Buck is soon fascinated by her new home and strikes up a friendship with a young Chinese girl named Willow. The two become inseparable, even as civil war, failed relationships, and world conflicts threaten all they hold dear.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan Heskin | 2/14/2014

    " I had just finished "the Good Earth" before reading this book, and had only recently discovered Pearl Buck and her remarkable writing. I enjoyed this story enough, but was quite disappointed that the book isn't really about Pearl Buck, but some fictional lives she touched in China. "Pearl Buck through the eyes of the Chinese," according to the author. I'd read Anchee Min before (The Red Azalea) and enjoyed her memoir. But I think I would have appreciated reading a bona fide Pearl Buck biography more, because she did lead a fascinating life. Too bad we didn't get very much of it here. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Janet | 2/8/2014

    " didn't finish. Insipid writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 1/27/2014

    " Interesting in the history of that period in China, but writing a bit plain and forced at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maryrhona | 12/30/2013

    " Gave me a better insight and understanding of Pearl S. Buck's writing, but I found the narration slow and tedious. The perspective is of Pearl's childhood friend rather than Pearl herself, which distances the intended topic from the reader. "

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About the Author
Author Anchee Min

Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. At seventeen she was sent to a labor collective, where a talent scout for Madame Mao’s Shanghai Film Studio recruited her to work as a movie actress. She moved to the United States in 1984. Her first memoir, Red Azalea, was an international bestseller, published in twenty countries. She has since published six novels, most recently Pearl of China.