11.6.13

Pearl S. Buck: Lost Final Novel to be Published

The Eternal Wonder will be available as a paperback and ebook from 22 October 2013
Peal S. Buck sitting at her desk
From Nick Davies (Melville House):
Pearl S. Buck , the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is best known for her novel The Good Earth, which also earned her a Pulitzer Prize. Buck was a prolific author who started her career in 1930 and kept writing until her final days in 1973, and in fact wrote for longer than almost anybody realized. Julie Bosman writes for the New York Times that Buck’s final, unpublished novel has been discovered and will be available this fall.

The newly unearthed book, The Eternal Wonder, was a surprise even to Buck’s son Edgar S. Walsh, who manages her literary estate. He tells Bosman that his family doesn’t know exactly how the manuscript, which Buck finished shortly before dying, made it halfway across the country: “After my mother died in Vermont, her personal possessions were not carefully controlled. The family didn’t have access. Various things were stolen. Somebody in Vermont ran off with this thing, and it eventually ended up in Texas.” [Read More]

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