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Rabbit, Run: A Novel
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|August 27, 1996

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Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and…
The Coup: A Novel
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|March 13, 2012

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, “is one who, out of…
Marry Me: A Romance
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|August 27, 1996

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Marry Me is subtitled “A Romance” because, in the author’s words, “people don’t act like that anymore.” The time is 1962, and the place is a fiefdom of Camelot called Greenwood, Connecticut. Jerry Conant and Sally Mathias are…
THE TWELVE TERRORS OF CHRISTMAS
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|May 1, 2006

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Edward Gorey’s off-kilter depictions of Yuletide mayhem and John Updike’s wryly jaundiced text examine a dozen Christmas traditions with a decidedly wheezy ho-ho-ho. This long out-of-print classic is the perfect stocking-stuffer for any bah humbug. 32 pages,…
The Centaur: A Novel
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|August 27, 1996

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER   The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf…
The Afterlife: And Other Stories
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|August 27, 1996

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To the hero of the title story of this collection, all of England has the glow of an afterlife: “A miraculous lacquer lay upon everything, beading each roadside twig . . . each reed of thatch, each tiny daisy trembling in the grass.” All of these…
Rabbit at Rest: A Novel
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|August 27, 1996

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award   In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled,…
Selected Poems
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|October 13, 2015

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Though John Updike is widely known as one of America’s greatest writers of prose, both his first book and his last were poetry collections, and in the fifty years between he published six other volumes of verse. Now, six years after his death, Christopher…
Trust Me: Short Stories
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|August 27, 1996

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The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new…
A Child's Calendar
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|September 1, 1999

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Twelve poems follow a family and their friends through the seasons. A Caldecott Honor Book.
The Maples Stories
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|August 4, 2009

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Collected together for the first time in hardcover, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. In 1956,…
John Updike: The Collected Stories
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|September 12, 2013

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From his first collection, The Same Door , released in 1959, to his last, My Father’s Tears , published fifty years later, John Updike was America’s reigning master of the short story, “our second Hawthorne,” as Philip Roth described him.…