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Full Name: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
(1892-1973) Author. Pearl Buck was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Women's College in 1914. Pearl Buck was awarded the 1938 Nobel prize in Literature. Until 1924 she lived principally in China, where she, her parents, and her first husband, John Lossing Buck, were missionaries. She is famous for her vivid, compassionate novels about life in China. "The Good Earth" (1931; Pulitzer prize), considered her finest work, describes a Chinese peasant's rise to wealth and brilliantly conveys a sense of the daily life of ordinary Chinese people. In 1949 she founded Welcome House, which provided care for the children of Asian women and American soldiers; the Pearl Buck Foundation of Philadelphia, to which she consigned most of her royalties, aids in the adoption of Amerasian children. During her lifetime Buck produced more than 85 books, including works for children, plays, biographies-such as those of her parents, "The Exile" (1936) and "Fighting Angel" (1936)-and many works of nonfiction, such as "China As I See It" (1970) and The Kennedy Women (1972).
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1936 (Unknown) County
Pear Buck was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1936. 
1926 Tompkins County
Pearl Buck received her M.A. in Literature from Cornell University in 1926. 
1892 (Unknown) County
Pearl S. Buck was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia in 1892. 
1973 (Unknown) County
Pearl S. Buck died in Danby, Vermont in 1973. 
1931 (Unknown) County
The Good Earth
Pulitzer Prize winner. 
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The Exile
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Fighting Angel
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China As I See It
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The Kennedy Women
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Pearl S. Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. 
1930 (Unknown) County
East Wind: West Wind
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The Angry Wife
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The Hidden Flower
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The Patriot
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The Child Who Never Grew
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A House Divided
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Pearl S. Buck was interred in Green Hills Farm, Perkasie, Pennsylvania.  

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