The Good Earth (Enriched Classics) The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
rating: 5 of 5 stars
This modern classic was my book club's choice for June, and I have to say I am a huge fan. Granted, my expectations were a little tempered by the book's description, but I was hooked from the first page and enjoyed every word.
Seriously, even starting to describe the plot is probably guaranteed to turn you off, but just trust me on this one--it's really good. The Good Earth is the story of Wang Lung, a farmer in pre-revolutionary China, and his wife O-Lan. The book is the story of their lives, with the successes, sorrows, and challenges that accompany them. It's a great book for immersing yourself in a totally different time and culture and wondering if you were in that situation, what would you do, what would you think, and how would you fare.
A timeless tale. Highly recommended.