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Mother by Pearl Buck is a heart-wrenching and powerful story that follows the journey of a Chinese woman named Ching who struggles to find her place in a society that values sons over daughters. The novel beautifully captures the heartache and resilience of a mother who is forced to make unimaginable sacrifices for the sake of her children.

Buck's writing is poignant and evocative, drawing readers into Ching's world and immersing them in the rich cultural landscape of China. The characters are deeply complex and flawed, making the story feel authentic and relatable.

As Ching navigates the challenges of being a single mother in a society that looks down upon her, she finds strength in her love for her children and her unwavering determination to provide them with a better future. The themes of motherhood, sacrifice, and societal expectations are woven seamlessly throughout the narrative, creating a thought-provoking and emotionally charged story.

Overall, Mother is a beautifully written novel that celebrates the unbreakable bond between a mother and her children. Buck's insightful portrayal of a mother's love and sacrifice is both moving and profound, making this a must-read for anyone who appreciates a compelling and emotionally resonant story.

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Life is difficult for The Mother, with a household of husband and children, when her crone of a mother-in-law comes to live with them. It is a life of drudgery and toil. But a mother will do anything to protect her children, despite the pain and suffering she may endure, when, without warning, her restless husband abandons her. The shame, the toil, the love... all demonstrate the resilience of a woman in the face of adversity. It has been described as one of the best works of fiction of the 20th century, This is in the Public Domain in the United States. - Summary by Lynne T.

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