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The Good Earth
by Pearl S. Buck | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 6/29/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, June 29, 2009

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Picked this up at The Book Thing in Baltimore, Maryland. I read this recently:

I'd heard good things about the tale of Wang Lung's life in preindustrial China and his rise from poor farmer to wealthy family man, but for one reason or another I'd never picked up a copy. Now I have, and though the plot was a touch slow at first, I must say it's well worth the read. You learn quite a bit about the culture and lifestyle of the times without feeling like you're reading a history book. And with Buck's tender narration, even the most heinously primitive ideas - such as "woman" being synonymous with "slave" - came across more as The Way Things Were than something that stirred much righteous anger in me. Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan are very sympathetic, and there were times when I almost cried. Very moving, very educational, very memorable. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingmelydiawing at King Street (see notes for details) in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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Released 9 yrs ago (7/7/2009 UTC) at King Street (see notes for details) in Alexandria, Virginia USA



Left on top of the pay kiosk in a parking garage.

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Journal Entry 3 by queenbird from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Thursday, July 16, 2009

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I've "caught" the book, The Good Earth. It's the first time I've received a gift when paying for parking (smile). It's new home is on Bolling Air Force Base, Washingon DC! I'm looking forward to the story. Thanks for sharing. 

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