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My Father's Tears And Other Stories (2009)

by John Updike(Favorite Author)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
0307271560 (ISBN13: 9780307271563)
review 1: Updike had an interesting view of the world. He lived in a world of trolley cars and old houses in the midst of suburban transformation. His writings often look back to the 30's and 40's and he likes his protagonist to be an older man remembering his childhood. I am especially drawn to some of his sharp commentary on life - "It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you." An interesting set of stories and a nice read.
review 2: I've finally accepted the fact that I rarely enjoy short stories. They seem to end just before I fully buy in and leave me wanting. However, Updike proves evermore his mastery of the written word. This collection of short stories is wholely enjoyable if not almost bittersweet in t
... morehe knowledge that we will recieve no more original works from a living John Updike. As always his prose is elegantly facile and his insights razor sharp. I recommend this book. less
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Lovely vintage Updike. Tales of longing, divorce, travel, and manhood.
Great stories. Highly recommend!
I listened to the audiobook
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