Published in 1968, The Laughing Policeman is the fourth in the Martin Beck detective series by Swedish husband-and-wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. hide caption

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A portrait of Pearl S. Buck taken during the 1920s, during the time she lived in Nanking. As a child, she lived in a small Chinese village called Zhenjiang. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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