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Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid -- an awkward role in which she is more than a servant, but less than a daughter. As ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Linda

Masterful story of abiding love

by Linda on Oct 2, 2012

Pearl Buck weaves the story of a Chinese handmaiden's love for the only son of the Jewish family she serves, with the matriarch's struggle to hold onto her commmunity's religious traditions amid the steady assimilation of outsiders by the Chinese through mixed marriages. Lovely historical details show the royal family, the tradesmen, the servants' lives and the rigid culture that governed China and their guests.

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Mary O

Beautiful

by Mary O on Mar 3, 2011

I haven't re-read the book as of yet, but I read it years ago and I'm sure that I will enjoy it as much as the first time I read it.

VERNA N

PEONY

by VERNA N on Oct 7, 2010

LIKE ALL PEARL S BUCK BOOKS AND MOVIES, I JUST CAN'T PUT THEM DOWN. I CRY READING EVERY BOOK AND WATCHING EVERY MOVIE. I WAS 12 YRS. OLD WHEN I SAW "THE GOOD EARTH" MOVIE AND MUCH OLDER WHEN I READ THE BOOK.I CRY ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE MOVIE. I HAVE IT ON DVD AND WATCH EVERY YEAR.

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