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Topic: Imperial Woman - Pearl S. Buck

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Date Posted: 2/10/2011 11:20 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/11/2011 5:54 AM ET
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I did not read that one or the Good Earth. But I came across a novella by her called The Big Wave at a UBS and loved it. My mom raves about the Good Earth, but I haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 2/11/2011 12:21 PM ET
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I loved the Good Earth, one of my classic favorites....

Date Posted: 2/11/2011 12:32 PM ET
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I read it last year for as the challenge book that was written in my birth year.  The story was good and I learned a lot, so I'm glad I read it.  However, I must say that I only liked one character in the whole book (not the main character, either) so I didn't really feel any emotional connection.


Date Posted: 2/11/2011 5:35 PM ET
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I have read many Pearl Buck books and Imperial Woman was my favorite.  The Good Earth was a close second.  And BTW The Good Earth is part of a trilogy.  The other two books are Sons and A House Divided.  I used to have the three bound in one volume called House of Earth.

Date Posted: 2/12/2011 6:57 AM ET
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