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Before John Updike died in January 2009, he had already filled two boxes with the miscellaneous prose that has become this posthumous collection. Like its author, Higher Gossip is lively, eclectic, and stylish. Its pieces cover wide worlds; from reviews of books and art exhibitions to biographical essays to short stories to commentaries on his own work and reveries on golf. As always, his reflections on fellow writers are generous and sage; readers will delight particularly in his essays on John Cheever, Vladimir Nabokov, Ann Patchett, and John le Carré. In what will almost certainly be his final major work, Updike himself confirms what we already knew: He is one of the finest and most readable writers of our age.