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The Widows of Eastwick
  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141919829
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Widows of Eastwick



The delightfully wicked sequel to John Updike's much-loved The Witches of Eastwick

More than three decades have passed since the events described in The Witches of Eastwick and the three divorcees - Alexandra, Jane and Sukie - have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world to exotic lands such as Canada, China and Egypt and renew old acquaintances. And then, one summer, they decide to go back to Eastwick.

The old Rhode Island seaside town where they once indulged in sensuous mischief still holds enchantment for the three, but it also holds memories, and there are those who remember them and wish them ill . . .

  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141919829
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

John Updike

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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Praise for The Widows of Eastwick

Praise for The Witches of Eastwick: 'Witty, ironic, engrossing and punctuated by transports of spectacular prose' Time 'A strange and marvellous organism' The New York Times Book Review

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