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The Good Earth

As a suburban kid, I can't imagine the life of a farmhand. This post did remind me, however, of a book I had read in high school by Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth. From what I could vaguely remember, the themes of hard manual labor and the value of land were explored through the eyes of the main character. Interestingly, while searching for more information to share about the author, not only did I discover that Buck had won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for her work, but I found that the The Good Earth was the first book of a trilogy.

Pearl S. Buck interview, discussing Communism (10 mins)

http://youtu.be/TIMED93CAkE

Review of The Good Earth (Synopsis starts at 3:30 min mark)

http://youtu.be/oWoXNYkUtGk