Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Good Earth and, in 1938, became the first American woman ever awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
"A beautifully written novel that follows one family's dreams and nightmares across a changing Chinese landscape. And, Oprah says, 'It's also juicy as all get out!'"--Oprah.com
"A comment upon the meaning and tragedy of life as it is lived in any age in any quarter of the globe." --The New York Times "One of the most important and revealing novels of our time." --Pittsburgh Post Gazette "One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal." --Boston Transcript