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Pearl S. Buck's daughter dies in Pa. at age 90

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 16, 2016 1:16 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Janice Walsh, left, the daughter of author Pearl S. Buck ,whose portrait is at right, answers a question during a press conference at the U.S. Federal Building where the recently recovered original manuscript of Buck's "The Good Earth" was displayed in this June 27, 2007 file photo, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek-File)

(Doylestown) -- A daughter of Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck who wrote an afterword to one of her mother's books has died.

Janice Comfort Walsh was 90. 

Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home in Doylestown says Walsh died March 11 of natural causes. 

Walsh was one of seven adopted children.

She was moved by a sister's mental illness to train as an occupational therapist. 

Walsh wrote an afterword to her mother's book "The Child Who Never Grew,'' which chronicled the struggles of raising a disabled child. 

She served on the board at Pearl S. Buck International and cared for her mother's National Historic Landmark home outside Philadelphia. 

Buck's novel "The Good Earth'' won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and helped earn her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.  

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