Books: Mother Nature

THE MOTHER — Pearl S. Buck — Day ($2.50).

Though space and time are big enough for countless scientific hypotheses, human themes are few. One of those few themes Authoress Buck has taken for her latest, best book. Few new facts can be adduced at this late date about mothers in general but Authoress Buck's version of the heroine-mother is a movingly honest statement. She still has what some critics will call a regrettable nostalgia for the grand Biblical manner, but such minor mincings are soon forgotten in the sincerity of her story....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!