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About the Author: John Updike

John Hoyer Updike was an American writer. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered). Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike. Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published 22 novels and more than a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s. His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter-relationships.

He died of lung cancer at age 76.


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Audio CD, Published in Jun 2009 by Brilliance Audio

ISBN10: 1423397924 | ISBN13: 9781423397922

Page count: 8

John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel.

Morocco (Disc 1, Track 1)
Personal Archaeology (Disc 1, Track 31)
Free (Disc 1, Track 55)
The Walk with Elizanne (Disc 1, Track 80)
The Guardians (Disc 2, Track 28)
The Laughter of the Gods (Disc 2, Track 52)
Varieties of Religious Experience (Disc 2, Track 90
Spanish Prelude to a Second Marriage (Disc 3, Track 72)
Delicate Wives (Disc 4, Track 9)
The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe (Disc 4, Track 32)
German Lessons (Disc 4, Track 72)
The Road Home (Disc 5, Track 15)
My Father's Tears (Disc 5, Track 67)
Kinderszenen (Disc 6, Track 19)
The Apparition (Disc 6, Track 62)
Blue Light (Disc 6, Track 96)
Outage (Disc 7, Track 48)
The Full Glass (Disc 8, Track 19)

In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.

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