Peony by Pearl S. Buck
A Novel of China

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The Nobel Prize–winning author’s perceptive fable of cross-cultural passions in nineteenth-century China
In 1850s China, a young girl, Peony, is sold to work as a bondmaid for a rich Jewish family in Kaifeng. Jews have lived for centuries in this region of the country, but by the mid-nineteenth century, assimilation has begun taking its toll on their small enclave. When Peony and the family’s son, David, grow up and fall in love with one another, they face strong opposition from every side. Tradition forbids the marriage, and the family already has a rabbi’s daughter in mind for David. Long celebrated for its subtle and even-handed treatment of colliding traditions, Peony is an engaging coming-of-age story about love, identity, and the tragedy and beauty found at the intersection of two disparate cultures.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
 

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Pearl S. Buck is the author of many distinguished books for Pearl S. Buck is the author of many distinguished books for children and adults. She won the Child Study Association's Cchildren and adults. She won the Child Study Association's Children's Book Award for "The Big Wave", the Pulitzer Prize hildren's Book Award for "The Big Wave", the Pulitzer Prize for her novel" The Good Earth", and in 1938 received the Nobfor her novel" The Good Earth", and in 1938 received the Nobel Prize for literature. el Prize for literature.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Open Road Media. 352 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance. Fiction

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China- 100 years ago- is the setting for a novel presenting a phase of China's social history unfamiliar to the majority of readers- the absorption of an accepted Jewish minority into the stream of Chinese life.

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