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Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. BuckAKA Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker

Born: 26-Jun-1892
Birthplace: Hillsboro, WV
Died: 6-Mar-1973
Location of death: Danby, VT
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Green Hills Farm, Perkasie, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Good Earth

Father: Absalom Sydenstricker
Mother: Caroline Sydenstricker
Husband: John Lossing Buck (agro economist, m. 13-May-1917, div. 1934, two children)
Daughter: Carol (with Buck, mentally retarded, b. 1921)
Daughter: Janice (with Buck, adopted in 1925)
Husband: Richard J. Walsh (pub. for John Day Company, m. 1935, 6 children adopted)

    University: BA, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA (1914)
    University: MA, Cornell University (1925)
    Teacher: University of Nanking

    Kappa Delta Sorority
    National Women's Hall of Fame
    Nobel Prize for Literature 1938
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1932 for The Good Earth
    William Dean Howells Medal 1935
    Hysterectomy
    Cholecystectomy (Sep-1972)

Author of books:
East Wind: West Wind (1930)
The Good Earth (1931, novel)
Sons (1932, novel)
A House Divided (1935, novel)
My Several Worlds (1954)
Imperial Woman (1956)
Command the Morning (59)
A Bridge for Passing (1962)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1848 (5 cents, issued 25-Jun-1983)


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