History/Biography Book Club: 'Pearl Buck in China' by Hilary Spurling

Pearl Buck coverThe September selection of the Chevy Chase History/Biography Book Club is Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling. 

Spurling vividly correlates Buck's experiences of China's turbulent times to her novels.  Growing up in a missionary family in China, Buck lived through the upheavals of the Boxer Rebellion and China's civil war, two marriages and a daughter with a degenerative disease; her closeup view of the horrors of China's extreme rural poverty made her an American literary celebrity as well as a Pulitzer and a Nobel prize winner when she enshrined her observations of China in the Good Earth Trilogy.

Copies of the book can be checked out from a display at the branch.

The book club will be meeting on Sept. 11 at 1 pm.

Hope to see you there!