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My Father's Tears and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0307271560

ISBN-13: 9780307271563

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Updike, John Updike

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John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since 2000 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. "Personal Archaeology" considers life as a sequence of half-buried layers, and "The Full Glass" distills a lifetime's happiness into one brimming moment of an old man's bedtime routine. High-school class reunions, in "Fiftieth" and "The Road Home," restore their hero to youth's commonwealth where, as the narrator of the title story confides, "the self I value is stored, however infrequently I check on its condition." Exotic locales encountered in the journeys of adulthood include…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

American novelist, poet, and critic John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, which he attended on a scholarship, in 1954. After graduation, he accepted a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. After returning from England in 1955, he worked for two years on the staff of The New Yorker. This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine, during which he has contributed numerous short stories, poems, and book reviews. Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958), his…