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John Updike

John Updike earned much acclaim for the Rabbit books, four novels published over several decades featuring former high school basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom - a man struggling to adjust to almost every aspect of his life.

Updike began writing at an early age after suffering from ill health. A student at Harvard, Updike wrote for the Harvard Lampoon and then took a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts at Oxford University. Shortly after that he began writing for The New Yorker. The Poorhouse Fair was his first novel and when he released the first of the Rabbit books, Rabbit, Run, critics quickly recognized Updike as a special talent.


My Father's Tears and Other Stories

John Updike




Alfred a Knopf Inc

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A collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author includes tales set in his native Pennsylvania, the New England suburbs, and foreign countries, all depicting different facets of the American experience from the Depression through the aftermath of 9/11.

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Other editions: Hardcover - 2010, Softcover - 2010, Hardcover - 2009, Softcover - 2009, 2009, 2009, Hardcover - 2009, Hardcover - 2009, 2009, 2009

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