Pearl S. Buck
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Born: June 26, 1892

Died: March 6, 1973 (age 80)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, writer, teacher

Bio: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhju, was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

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A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.

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