Fast, Fun Facts About The Good Earth
A Woman of Mystery
During her first book tour for The Good Earth—directly after the book won the Pulitzer Prize—Pearl Buck was so secretive and determined to avoid the press that she considered wearing a disguise while in public. She was so remote in the eyes of journalists that many speculated she didn't actually exist! Though her seclusion wasn't a marketing ploy, it did serve to make her even more sought after by both journalists and adoring fans.