History/Biography Book Club: 'Pearl Buck in China' by Hilary Spurling
Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:44pm
The 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!