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Pearl S(ydenstricker) Buck

(John Sedges, pseudonym)
novelist
Born: 6/26/1892
Birthplace: Hillsboro, West Virginia

Raised in China where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries, Buck returned to China after college. Many of her novels describe the life of Chinese peasants; the best known being the Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Good Earth (1931). She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.

Died: 3/6/1973

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