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Medium   by Pearl S. Buck

category Children's Books
ISBN: 0064401715
Books Registered: 40
BookCrossing Rating: Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 28
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Amazon Editorial Review

The powerful novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, about two friends who must face the pain of losing everything—and how to face their grief with courage.

Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wash over them, until the rushing water sweeps away the whole village—including Jiya's family.

As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, with the help of Kino and his father, he comes to understand that it is only in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave, and that even in the face of terrible tragedy, life and love are stronger than death.


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Registered by wingCordelia-annewing of Someplace, Georgia USA on 6/26/2010

Current status: to be read Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingCordelia-annewing of Someplace, Georgia USA on 3/24/2011

Current status: to be read Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingCordelia-annewing of Someplace, Georgia USA on 3/27/2008

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Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 7/29/2014

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Registered by sabeena29 of not specified on 9/26/2004

Current status: to be read Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by DameEdna of Monroe Township (Middlesex County), New Jersey USA on 5/10/2005

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Registered by Breeze144 of Ajax, Ontario Canada on 4/21/2008

Current status: travelling Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by squidgete of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on 3/19/2010

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Registered by squidgete of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on 3/20/2010

Current status: to be read Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingsolittletimewing of Portland, Maine USA on 12/2/2011

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Registered by BronsonHospital of Kalamazoo, Michigan USA on 9/20/2005

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Registered by Cpetersky of Seattle, Washington USA on 5/21/2006

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Registered by AuntyJo of Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 6/24/2006

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Registered by hootnoodle of Olympia, Washington USA on 5/25/2007

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Registered by wingthegoaliegirlwing of Vancouver, Washington USA on 7/6/2008

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Registered by princess-peapod of San Luis Obispo, California USA on 3/25/2009

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Registered by squidgete of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on 3/19/2010

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Registered by squidgete of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on 3/19/2010

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Registered by squidgete of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on 3/19/2010

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Registered by squidgete of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on 3/19/2010

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