Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies
Publisher: U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine and includes an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. First Trade Edition. Signed "for Clif Croce Best wishes, John Updike, 3/20/1996 in blue ink. Includes a photo of my parents getting another book signed by the author. A beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18447469611
Synopsis: Faith ultimately bursts into flame as Updike's major new novel, charting the lives of one family through four generations, shows readers an America whose dream of perfection is translated into an obsession with God and the Moving Picture. Paterson, New Jersey, 1910: When a Presbyterian minister suddenly loses his faith and leaves the pulpit to become a salesman, he becomes a movie addict as well.
Review: When Clarence Wilmot, a Presbyterian clergyman, loses his faith and becomes an encyclopedia salesman, he opens the saga of one American family's twentieth-century relationship with God and all things religious.
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