My Father's Tears and Other Stories
Publication Date: June 2009
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John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel. Morocco (Disc 1, Track 1) Personal Archaeology (Disc 1, Track 31) Free (Disc 1, Track 55) The Walk with Elizanne (Disc 1, Track 80) The Guardians (Disc 2, Track 28) The Laughter of the Gods (Disc 2, Track 52) Varieties of Religious Experience (Disc 2, Track 90 Spanish Prelude to a Second Marriage (Disc 3, Track 72) Delicate Wives (Disc 4, Track 9) The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe (Disc 4, Track 32) German Lessons (Disc 4, Track 72) The Road Home (Disc 5, Track 15) My Father's Tears (Disc 5, Track 67) Kinderszenen (Disc 6, Track 19) The Apparition (Disc 6, Track 62) Blue Light (Disc 6, Track 96) Outage (Disc 7, Track 48) The Full Glass (Disc 8, Track 19) In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.
About the AuthorJohn Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. 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, and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the author of fifty-odd previous books, including twenty novels and numerous collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His fiction has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal.
Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His work ranges from Kerouac to Updike, Nora Roberts to Ed McBain, Dean Koontz to Philip K. Dick.