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Pearl of China by Anchee Min

04/13/12

  05:26:00 pm, by Airycat   , 103 words  
Categories: Book Reviews, Fiction

Pearl of China by Anchee Min

(Just a quick, simple review because I didn't write one when I finished the book in the fall of 2011.)

 

I couldn't put this book down! Min completely destroyed my childhood image of Pearl Buck as an "old lady." She has become a vital, vibrant, real person to me. I enjoyed this book for the friendship between Pearl and Willow, and wonder if any of the real friends in the real Pearl's life had been this close. I also enjoyed it for the Chinese perspective. For years all I knew of China were Pearl Buck's stories. Min validates Buck's view of China, for me.

 

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