Book Club Meeting to discuss "The Good Earth"

This month's selection is "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck

SUMMARY

Pearl S. Buck’s timeless masterpiece, the Pulitzer Prize–winning story of a farmer’s journey through China in the 1920s
The Good Earth
is Buck’s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—the very house in which O-lan used to work. But success brings with it a new set of problems. Wang soon finds himself the target of jealousy, and as good harvests come and go, so does the social order. Will Wang’s family cherish the estate after he’s gone? And can his material success, the bedrock of his life, guarantee anything about his soul?

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Award, The Good Earth was an Oprah’s Book Club choice in 2004. A readers’ favorite for generations, this powerful and beautifully written fable resonates with universal themes of hope and family unity.

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  • Dawn H

    I will not be coming !!!!!

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry had to work late and just got home. Don't feel like driving back to Mentor. Plus its my anniversary-i want to bake something good for my husband. I'll be there for the next meeting-please, any night except Tues would be best for me. Thanks!

    October 24, 2013

  • Dawn H

    I may not be there tomorrow night (for a good reason:)

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Circle of Friends is one of my favorite movies, I am sure the book is great too.

    September 30, 2013

  • Dawn H

    Suggestions from Barbara:
    Circle of Friends by Meave Binchy
    The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred
    The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
    Forever the Willows by Sherri Coner
    Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
    Watership Down by Richard Adams
    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
    Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup

    September 24, 2013

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