It is the time of year when we are awash in “Best of” lists, and many worthy publications have put forth their recommendations for the best books of the year that is about to pass us by. A friend of mine professed herself overwhelmed by the lists, and asked me if I would curate them for her. Here, for Julie and for the rest of you, is my “best of the best,” a list of books I think you should find a time and a place for in your busy schedule.
Pearl S. Buck
In May 2010, Open Road published its first ebook from its first author, William Styron. Today, we publish and copublish just over four thousand ebooks from more than five hundred authors.In just three short years, we have launched our marketing platform and grown our catalog. We began as an epublisher of literary fiction from authors such as Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, Iris Murdoch, Michael Chabon, and James Jones. From that strong foundation, we have expanded to verticals and genres and are now the digital home of a number of titles from a wide variety of writers.
A digital publisher plans to release a newly unearthed novel written by Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl S. Buck, a long-time Bucks County native until her death in 1973.
The new book by the author of the widely-acclaimed classic, The Good Earth, is being published with consent of her son. Buck penned The Good Earth from her 1825 stone farmhouse in Hilltown, Upper Bucks County, and died in 1973. She and her husband, Richard Walsh, raised seven adopted children and several foster children on the 68-acre grounds, now preserved by Pearl S. Buck International.
A never-before-published book by writer Pearl S. Buck will be released after being discovered in a storage unit. The person who discovered the manuscript, which is titled “The Eternal Wonder,” gave it to the Buck family this past December. It is thought that Buck finished the novel shortly before her death.
“The Eternal Wonder” is “the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax, an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris and on a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever