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SOURCE: A review of My Several Worlds, in Kirkus Reviews, Vol. XXII, No. 17, September 1, 1954, p. 603.

In the following review, the critic praises the message and impact of the personal narrative in Buck's My Several Worlds.

Not only Pearl Buck's most important book, but—on many counts—her best book, this autobiographical account of more than half a century comes at a time when its message is a challenge to all thoughtful readers. Born of missionary parents and brought up in a China that suffered successive internal upheavals and areas of peace and repose. Pearl Buck knew the Chinese as few white people have been privileged to know them. It took the defeat of Chiang Kai-Shek to determine the permanence of her residence in her American home, though her identification with China today is rooted in a...

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