Perkasie Nonprofit to Discuss the Life and Work of Namesake Founder, Beloved Novelist

Pearl S. Buck at her writing desk
Image via Pearl S. Buck International.
Buck won the Nobel Prize in 1938 for her novel "The Good Earth."

A nonprofit in Bucks County will be discussing the written works and philanthropic impact of its namesake founder next week.

Pearl S. Buck International, located at 520 Dublin Road in Perkasie, will be hosting a discussion on the namesake author at the Northampton Township branch of the Bucks County Free Library on Aug. 14 from 6 – 7 PM. Titled “Pearl S. Buck: Her Life, Work, and Philanthropy,” the discussion will be led by speaker Susan Berrodin, the organization’s Volunteer Association President and Board of Directors Secretary.

Registration for the event is required.

Pearl S. Buck was known for her 1931 novel, The Good Earth, which documented life in rural China. During her life, she was a large proponent of the adoption of Chinese-born children, making her one of the first Americans to advocate for mixed-race adoption. 

“In 1938, Pearl Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for her epic portrayal of Chinese peasant life and for the biographies of her parents,” the organization’s website reads. “She was the first American woman to be awarded both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes for literature.”

Learn more about this event and other facts about the author at Pearl S. Buck International.


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