“Buck turned away from fiction for this heartfelt 1950 volume about her mentally retarded daughter . . . [It] laid the groundwork for the literature on the disabled that followed.” - Library Journal
About the author
Pearl S. Buck
Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.