Books: Votive Offering

THE EXILE—Pearl S. Buck—Reynal " Hitchcock ($2.50).

Five years ago Pearl Sydenstricker Buck convinced U. S. readers that there was good earth in China, and that its tillers were sympathetic human beings not unlike themselves. Her masterly translation of another classic truth {All Men Are Brothers; TIME, Oct. 16, 1933) fell on somewhat deafer ears. Last week she attempted an even more difficult reconciliation: exile and patriotism, missions and motherhood. Author Buck wrote this book about a missionary's wife as if it were a novel, but readers soon guessed she was telling the thinly...

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