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In the Beauty of the Lilies

JOHN UPDIKE

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ISBN 10: 0679446400 / ISBN 13: 9780679446408
Published by Knopf January 1996, 1996
Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Near Fine with near fine dust Jacket, this is an unread copy.This is a wonderful saga of an American family in the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # 20080609100969

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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies

Publisher: Knopf January 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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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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