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The Resource Letter from Peking

Letter from Peking

Label
Letter from Peking
Title
Letter from Peking
Statement of responsibility
Pearl S. Buck
Creator
Subject
Summary
At the outbreak of war, a half-Chinese man sends his family back to America, beginning an absence punctuated only by his letters, and a son who must make sense of his mixed-race ancestry alone Elizabeth and Gerald MacLeod are happily married in China, bringing up their young son, Rennie. But when war breaks out with Japan, Gerald, who is half-Chinese, decides to send his wife and son back to America while he stays behind. In Vermont, Elizabeth longingly awaits his letters, but the Communists have forbidden him from sending international mail. Over time, both the silences and complications grow more painful: Gerald has taken up a new love and teenager Rennie struggles with his mixed-race heritage in America. Rich with Buck’s characteristic emotional wisdom, Letter from Peking focuses on the ordeal of a family split apart by race and history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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017821
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1892-1973
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Pearl S. Buck
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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FIC054000
Label
Letter from Peking
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008374
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781480421196
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Letter from Peking
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008374
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781480421196
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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