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Pearl of China

Anchee Min

Pearl of China

a novel

by Anchee Min

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Published by Bloomsbury USA in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAnchee Min
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3563.I4614 P43 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24487178M
ISBN 101596916974
ISBN 109781596916975
LC Control Number2009024264

  The “pearl” in the title of Anchee Min’s sixth novel, “Pearl of China,” is the Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, who died in and spent much of her life in China.   Pearl of China by Anchee Min Willow never dreamed that her childhood friend would become a world-renowned writer. In the impoverished Chinese village of Chin-kiang, a young pickpocket meets her match in Pearl Sydenstricker, the daughter of the village’s only white man, a Christian missionary named Absalom.

In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Willow is the only child of a destitute family. Pearl is the headstrong daughter of Christian missionaries-and will grow up to become Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize-winning writer and activist. This unlikely pair becomes lifelong friends, . Editions for Pearl of China: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback.

Anchee Min is a wild, passionate, and fearless American writer (New York Times). A heart-grabbing novel An exotic tale filled with historical insight, richly transporting in its details, and compelling to the end (The Oprah Magazine on Empress Orchid). The book sings. It is a small masterpiece (Vogue on Red Azalea). Anchee Min in her new novel, Pearl of China, has written a beautiful and compelling story of friendship between two young girls as they travel through life. Beyond the life of the two girls, Anchee Min also intertwined themes from American/Chinese politics, religious differences, family and love, creating a novel of amazing depth.


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Pearl of China. From the bestselling author of Red Azalea and Empress Pearl of China book comes the powerful story of the friendship of a lifetime, based on the life of Pearl S.

Buck. In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves/5.

“ Pearl of China is a loving tribute to Buck and a unique peek into the hearts and lives of the Chinese people who knew her. As with all of her books, Min -- like Buck before her -- exposes the cruel, isolating existence that China's rulers inflicted on much of the country's population during the different decades that the two women lived there/5().

This book is a fictionalized story of Pearl S. Buck. Basically, it is a story well told. It doesn't even pretend to be true. But, as Pearl Buck loved China, this author loves Pearl Buck, and brings her to life as a true heroine.

Told though the eyes of her childhood companion, the reader comes to understand how much Pearl loved China/5(). 'Pearl of China' gives you a insight into China before the revolution and into growing up under Mao. At the same time it is Pearl of China book real account of Pearl Buck’s years in China; Buck lived 40 years in China and 40 years in the US and later became a writer acknowledged by the Nobel by: 4.

PEARL OF CHINA Pearl of China is literally a Jewel of a book. It brings new meaning to family, friendship, love and loss. A friendship that lasts a lifetime. My bookclub focused on Pearl Buck's The Good Earth and Sons last year and this will be a.

Pearl of China is the seventh book by Anchee Min, who has been published in 32 languages and many countries. Her memoir, Red Azalea, contains more details of her coming-of-age in Communist China. Pearl of China imagines the 40 years author Pearl S. Buck spent in China during the Communist regime.

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A friendship that lasts a lifetime. My bookclub focused on Pearl Buck's The Good Earth and Sons last year and this will be a perfect book to share it is a must read. Pearl of China opens with a quotation from Pearl S. Buck: "I was never deceived by Chinese women, not even by the flower-like lovely girls.

Marital problems plague many characters in Pearl of China. Discuss the theme of forgiveness in Pearl of China. T he life of Pearl Buck, a missionary's daughter whose Chinese sagas made her a bestselling author and Nobel laureate, seems to beg for novelistic : Julia Lovell.

Pearl of China Anchee Min, Bloomsbury USA pp. ISBN Summary In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Willow is the only child of a destitute family.

This book is a fictionalized story of Pearl S. Buck. Basically, it is a story well told. It doesn't even pretend to be true. But, as Pearl Buck loved China, this author loves Pearl Buck, and brings her to life as a true heroine. Told though the eyes of her childhood companion, the reader comes to understand how much Pearl loved China/5.

Unfortunately, by book's end readers are left with little more than caricatures of a Chinese Saint Pearl and her long-suffering sidekick, both ultimately victims of the easily vilified Madame Mao.

Buck and Willow bond as turn-of-the-century girls, and Min uses their lifelong relationship to chart China's tumultuous history. It is the end of the nineteenth century and China is riding on the crest of great change, but for nine-year-old Willow, the only child of a destitute family in the small southern town of Chin-kiang, nothing ever seems to change.

Until the day she meets Pearl, the eldest daughter of a zealous American is head-strong, independent and fiercely intelligent, and will grow /5(64). Pearl of China by Anchee Min in EPUB, RTF, TXT download e-book.

Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by %(). Pearl of China opens with a quotation from Pearl S.

Buck: “I was never deceived by Chinese women, not even by the flower-like lovely girls. They are the strongest women in the world.” Discuss how two strong-willed characters in Pearl of China, Willow and Madame Mao, display the fortitude that Buck describes. Buy a cheap copy of Pearl of China book by Anchee Min.

It is the end of the nineteenth century and China is riding on the crest of great change, but for nine-year-old Willow, the only child of a destitute family in the Free shipping over $/5(5).

“Pearl of China is a loving tribute to Buck and a unique peek into the hearts and lives of the Chinese people who knew her. As with all of her books, Min - like Buck before her - exposes the cruel, isolating existence that China's rulers inflicted on much of the country's population during the different decades that the two women lived there.

As though a page were taken from Willow’s book, Min was taught to tarnish Pearl’s literature as a result of the cultural revolution but learned from her generations later and refreshes the nacre luster of China’s Pearl.

As reading history is at times tedious, occasionally too is Min’s richly researched offering. In the bestselling tradition of Memoirs of a Geisha, a riveting saga of early twentieth-century China, where a mother and a daughter fight to realize.

The women reunite in Nanking, where Pearl begins writing fiction, determined to bring stories of the Chinese people to Western readers. Her talents draw the attention of Hsu Chih-mo, China’s preeminent poet, but the writers’ love affair is cut tragically short.Pearl of China Anchee Min, Author.

Bloomsbury $24 (p) ISBN Buy this book. As a girl in Maoist China, Min Pearl flees China, and Willow’s husband becomes Mao’s.Anchee Min or Min Anqi (Chinese: 閔安琪; pinyin: Mǐn Ānqí; born Januin Shanghai, China) is a Chinese-American author who lives in San Francisco and has published two memoirs, Red Azalea and The Cooked Seed: A Memoir, and six historical fiction emphasizes strong female characters, such as Jiang Qing, the wife of Alma mater: School of the Art Institute of Chicago.