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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Pearl S Buck - Letter From Peking 
Writing this time of racial intermarriage, and of how a 1/4 chinese son [Rennie] grows up in Vermont while his american mom [Elizabeth] deals with the absent husband / father being trapped in Peking, Pearl S. Buck writes captivatingly of human emotions and societal habits of both the american and chinese during the communist revolution in the fifties.

My sister got this at a second hand bookshop for RM 2.50 in Penang and I've been rereading it since. Imho she almost equals Han Suyin on modern Chinese and Asian subjects, I loved her other book,The Good Earth, and am looking fwd to discovering more books by this esteemed woman.

graceshu  # 12:12 AM
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