Pearl S Buck
Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was an American author of literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Medal for her novel The Good Earth. Pearl was the daughter of American missionaries and spent much of her early life in China, which is where she set the majority of her novels and wrote about in non-fiction books. Following civil unrest in China, Buck returned to the United States in 1934. She also supported many causes, including civil rights, women’s rights and helping to establish Welcome House, the first international/interracial adoption agency. Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, making her the first American woman to receive such an honour. She died in Vermont in 1973.

Pearl S. Buck became a published novelist in 1930 with the novel East Wind: West Wind. After a prolific career, her final published novel was 1974’s The Rainbow. Below is a list of Pearl S. Buck’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of House Of Earth Books


The Good Earth(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sons(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A House Divided(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


East Wind: West Wind(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mother(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Wave(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Proud Heart(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patriot(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other Gods: An American Legend(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of a Marriage(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Seed(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Promise(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Love(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Townsman(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices in the House(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pavilion of Women(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angry Wife(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peony(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bondmaid(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kinfolk(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God's Men(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bright Procession(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hidden Flower(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come, My Beloved(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Johnny Jack and His Beginnings(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
China Sky(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imperial Woman(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letter from Peking(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command the Morning(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Ghost(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Never Sleeps(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Living Reed(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Changed China(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Castle(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time is Noon(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Year(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Daughters of Madame Liang(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mandala(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chinese Story Teller(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goddess Abides(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Far and Near(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Under Heaven(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rainbow(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The First Wife and Other Stories(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Today and Forever: Stories of China(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Bright Day and Other Stories for Children(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fourteen Stories(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With a Delicate Air and Other Stories(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To My Daughters, With Love(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Deed and Other Stories of Asia Past and Present(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story Bible, Volume I: The Old Testament(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story Bible, Volume II: The New Testament(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pearl S. Buck's Book of Christmas(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
East and West(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secrets of the Heart(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lovers(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman Who Was Changed and Other Stories(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Christmas Day in the Morning(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Mouse(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Fairy Tales of the Orient(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Exile(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fighting Angel: Portrait of a Soul(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chinese Novel(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Men and Women(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Argument(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Child Who Never Grew(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Several Worlds(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tell the People: Talks with James Yen About the Mass Educational Movement(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bridge for Passing(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Joy of Children(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Spacious Skies(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The People of Japan(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kennedy Women(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
China As I See It(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pearl Buck's America(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Unity and Asia(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pearl S. Buck's Oriental Cookbook(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What America Means to Me(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Long Love, The Townsman, Voices in the House, Pavilion of Women and The Angry Wife were written as John Sedges.

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Pearl S. Buck Synopsis: East Wind: West Wind by Pearl S. Buck is told through the perspective of Kwei-lan, a traditional Chinese girl. Kwei-lan married a Chinese medical doctor and was educated abroad. The story follows Kwei-lan as she begins to accept different points of view from the west, and re-discovers who she is through this coming-of-age tale.

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