Book Reviews of Pavilion of Women

Pavilion of Women
Pavilion of Women
Author: Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-13: 9781559212878
ISBN-10: 155921287X
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 316
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Moyer Bell Ltd.
Book Type: Paperback
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Pearl Buck at her finest. Buck writes of Madame Wu, an upperclass chinese woman who undergoes a remarkable transformation in midlife. Inspiring!
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I read PAVILION OF WOMEN for the November 2013 "Asia" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck is one of my favorite books of all time, so I've been eager to continue reading her work.

Madame Wu is turning 40 and all hell breaks lose in the Wu household. She makes a lot of decisions that affect her husband, children and even people outside the family.

I didn't feel the plotting was as engaging as THE GOOD EARTH, this book felt a little long-winded through the middle and could've been paced a bit better, but overall, the character's have depth and are well-drawn; and there's a good look at upper-class life and the culture's overall treatment of aging, at this point in Chinese history.