Her new book is Burying The Bones: Pearl Buck in China.
For the Guardian, she named her top ten Chinese books. One book on her list:
River Town by Peter HesslerRead about the other books on Spurling's list.
Another brilliant book by a young American confronting a China beginning for the first time to open its doors to the West in the 1990s. Hessler spent two years teaching English in a nondescript small town on the Yangtze, and used it as a base from which to explore the country's enigmatic past, inscrutable present and unpredictable future. A spellbinding account of a moment that will never come again.
River Town also appears on Oliver August's five best list of guides to China and its history.