Pearl of China

  • by Anchee Min
  • Narrated by Angela Lin
  • 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An internationally best-selling author, Anchee Min draws upon her Chinese heritage to pen lush historical epics. Here she transports listeners to the Far East for a fictionalized account of acclaimed author Pearl Buck’s youth.
Arriving in late 19th-century China with her missionary parents, Buck is soon fascinated by her new home and strikes up a friendship with a young Chinese girl named Willow. The two become inseparable, even as civil war, failed relationships, and world conflicts threaten all they hold dear.


What the Critics Say

"Ardently detailed, dramatic, and encompassing, Min’s fresh and penetrating interpretation of Pearl S. Buck’s extraordinary life delivers profound psychological, spiritual, and historical insights within an unforgettable cross-cultural story of a quest for veracity, compassion, and justice." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Utterly Fascinating

Anchee Min allows the reader to step right into the world of these 2 young women from different cultures. The reader is flooded with sensory information as well as temporal events. There is no criticism of either way of life which is refreshing... merely an acceptance of difference. Elegant and Evocative. I was dismayed when I finished the book. Highly recommended reading.
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- Lesley

interesting contempory history

I have always been interested in Pearl Buck and this story, told from a Chinese viewpoint was enlightening. It moved slowly in places and the semi-accent of the narator was a bit ponderous. I especially enjoyed leaning about the situatiopn of the peasents in the Mao era. Now I really want to visit Ms Buck's burial place in Pa
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- Lyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books