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“Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” That’s how John Updike describes one of his elderly protagonists in this, his final collection of short stories. He might have been writing about himself. In My Father’s Tears, the author revisits his signature characters, places, and themes—Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity—in a gallery of portraits of his aging generation, men and women for whom making peace with the past is now paramount. The Seattle Times called My Father’s Tears “a haunting collection” that “echoes the melancholy of Chekhov, the romanticism of Wordsworth and the mournful spirit of Yeats.”

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Updike revisits his people, places, and themes--Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity--in vivid portraits of the aged, people for whom the past has become paramount.

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“Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” That’s how John Updike describes an elderly character in his remarkable final collection. He might have been talking about himself. In My Father’s Tears, Updike revisits his people, places, and themes—Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity—in vivid portraits of the aged, people for whom the past has become paramount. My Father’s Tears is a superb set of tales that is a vital and unforgettable farewell.

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John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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This, I believe was John Updike's last collection of short stories and it is a marvel. I've been an Updike enthusiast for years and this beautifully written book reminds me that there was no better American writer in the second half of the 20th century that this great man.
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9780345513809
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Updike, John
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Literary
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Short Stories (single author)
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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20100531
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"Synopsis" by , “Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” That’s how John Updike describes an elderly character in his remarkable final collection. He might have been talking about himself. In My Father’s Tears, Updike revisits his people, places, and themes—Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity—in vivid portraits of the aged, people for whom the past has become paramount. My Father’s Tears is a superb set of tales that is a vital and unforgettable farewell.
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