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John Updike
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John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, an earlier collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He died in January 2009.

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Winesburg, Ohio

Written by Sherwood Anderson
Introduction by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 2, 1999
Price: $8.95

Before Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and Richard Ford, there was Sherwood Anderson, who, with Winesburg, Ohio, charted a new direction in American fiction--evoking with lyrical simplicity quiet moments of epiphany in the lives of ordinary men and women. In a bed, elevated so that he can peer out the window, an... Read more >
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Little Money Street
In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France
Written by Fernanda Eberstadt
Introduction by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $14.00

In 1998, Fernanda Eberstadt, her husband, and their two small children moved from New York to an area outside Perpignan, France—a city with one of the largest Gypsy populations in Western Europe. Here she found a jealously guarded culture, a society made, in part, of lawlessness and defiance of non-Gypsy norms... Read more >
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Little Money Street
In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France
Written by Fernanda Eberstadt
Introduction by John Updike


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Blithedale Romance

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $10.00

The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living. From mesmerism to illicit love, The Blithedale Romance represents one of Hawthorne's best and most sharply etched works, one that Henry James called his "brightest" and "liveliest" novel, and... Read more >

Christmas at The New Yorker
Stories, Poems, Humor, and Art
Edited by New Yorker
Foreword by John Updike


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 10, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by Susan Orlean, John Updike and James Thurber
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $19.99

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The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by Susan Orlean, John Updike and James Thurber
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $45.00

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The Afterlife and Other Stories

Written by John Updike


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 25, 1994
Price: $29.95

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The Afterlife
And Other Stories
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $16.00

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The Afterlife
And Other Stories
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Always Looking
Essays on Art
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $45.00

In this posthumous collection of John Updike’s art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), readers are again treated to “remarkably elegant essays” (Newsday) in which “the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of... Read more >
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Always Looking
Essays on Art
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $35.99

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Americana
and Other Poems
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $19.99

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Assorted Prose

Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $17.00

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Assorted Prose

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Bech at Bay

Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $16.00

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Bech at Bay

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Bech Is Back

Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 25, 1998
Price: $16.00

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Bech Is Back

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Bech: A Book
A Novel
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Bech: A Book

Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 25, 1998
Price: $16.00

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Brazil
A Novel
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $16.00

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Brazil

Written by John Updike


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 25, 1994
Price: $35.00

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Brazil
A Novel
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Buchanan Dying
A Play
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

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