The Living Reed Author:Pearl S. Buck Beginning with The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck has written a succession of memorable and vivid books which have made China and Japan as familiar to westerners as their own communities. — Now she has done the same thing for Korea. The Living Reed is the story of four generations of a close-knit, powerful Korean family. We follow their struggles an... more »d sorrows and joys from the time of the last reigning Korean queen to the Second World War.
It is a story in the words of the Des Moines Register, "Rich in Intrigue, History, Violence and Romance."
Those Americans who wonder why our soldiers were sent to this tiny peninsula to perish in what seemed like a futile struggle will find this poignant novel a revelation.« less