All Under Heaven by Pearl S. Buck
All Under Heaven
by Pearl S. Buck
Eyre Methuen, 1973 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust-jacket also minor edge and shelf wear with minor repairs (see photographs)
"Through this novel of an American who returns home from a diplomatic career in China when the communists take over, Pearl Buck illuminates the fast-changing relationship between the two countries with the light of her knowledge of both.
Malcolm MacNeil must leave Peking when the American embassy is closed. For his Russina-born wife, it is a second flight from communists; for him and their children, the first. Settled again at last in a home in the American countryside, they feel secure and yet somehow ill at ease. As Malcom completes a book on the history of the communist revolution in China; as he travels the nation for three months seeking to awaken audiences to the world's new realities, but confronting simplists who want to solve everything by dropping bombs; as their China-born son and daughter face the sometimes hostile questions of their schoolmates, the reader sees the shadow of events moving, along the path of human lives - and knows once more the power of a master story teller."