The Angry Wife Author:Pearl S. Buck The bitter struggle between the states had ended, but the Delaney brothers, who had fought on opposing sides, remained divided. Returning to Malvern, the family plantation, Pierce Delaney was determined to uphold the ways of his artistocratic ancestors. His younger brother, Tom, had fought with the Yankees. Weakened by years spent in a prison ca... more »mp, he, to, had returned to Malvern to be nursed back to health by Bettina, the beautiful mulatto girl who was a former slave. When Tom and Bettina fell in love, he would not have her in the old way, though he knew to marry her would force a crisis that would change them all.
By Nobel Prize winning authoer Pearl Buck, author of The Good Earth.« less