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									John UpdikeJohn Updike
Best known for a series of novels featuring Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, John Updike was one of the 20th century's most distinguished American authors. Over the course of his long, prolific career, he garnered numerous literary awards, including two coveted Pulitzer Prizes!

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John Updike
Also Known As:
John Hoyer Updike (full name)
Date of Birth:
March 18, 1932
Place of Birth:
Shillington, Pennsylvania
Date of Death:
January 27, 2009
Place of Death:
Beverly Farms, MA
A.B. in English, Harvard University, 1954; also studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England
National Book Award for The Centaur, 1964; Pulitzer Prizer, National Book Critics Circle Award, and National Book Award for Rabbit Is Rich, 1982; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Rabbit at Rest, 1990

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								The Terrorist, Author: 
								John Updike.

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The Terrorist
by John Updike
In this extraordinary novel Updike tells the story of 18-year-old Ahmad, whose devotion to Allah and the sacred words of the Qu'ran, as revealed to him by the local imam, lead him to commit himself to an act of terror.
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								The Witches of Eastwick, Author: 
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*  Rabbit, Run (1960)
*  Couples (1968)
*  Rabbit Redux (1971)
*  Rabbit Is Rich (1981)
*  The Witches of Eastwick (1984)
*  Rabbit at Rest (1990)
*  Seek My Face (2002)
*  The Early Stories, 1953-1975 (2003)
*  Villages (2004)
*  The Terrorist (2006)

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Early Updike

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								The Early Stories, 1953-1975, Author: 
								John Updike.

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The Early Stories, 1953-1975
by John Updike
Preserving nearly all of the short fiction he published between 1954 and 1975, this comprehensive collection of 103 stories and vignettes is a must-have for any Updike fan.

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A Love Letter in Verse

Updike on Golf

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								Americana: And Other Poems, Author: 
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Americana: And Other Poems
by John Updike
Published not long before the patriotic wave that gripped the country in the wake of September 11, this volume containing four sections of poetry about life in the States paints a portrait of its airports, its cities, and its daily life that evokes romance and evanescence. It is newly, poignantly relevant.

*Collected Poems 1953-1993  by John Updike
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								Golf Dreams, Author: 
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Golf Dreams
by John Updike, Paul Szep (Illustrator)
An avid golfer for 40 years, Updike had written several articles on the sport for Golf Digest before this volume gathered those and other previously uncollected work. The New York Times Book Review reacted: "Mr. Updike's own game has always been mostly lousy, but as a golfing correspondent he is better than scratch."