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Also by John Updike:

John Updike: The Collected Stories, September 2013
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The Widows of Eastwick, November 2008
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The Power and the Glory, March 2003
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The Witches of Eastwick, September 1996
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Month Of Sundays, September 1996
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The Centaur, September 1996
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Rabbit Redux, September 1996
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Rabbit At Rest, September 1996
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The Widows of Eastwick
John Updike

sequel to the Witches Of Eastwick
Knopf
November 2008
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Featuring: Alexandra; Jane; Sukie
320 pages
ISBN: 0307269604
EAN: 9780307269607
Hardcover
$24.95
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More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. The three divorcées—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 such foreign lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintance. Why not, Sukie and Jane ask Alexandra, go back to Eastwick for the summer?

The old Rhode Island seaside town, where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne, is still magical for them. Now Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women.

And, among the local citizenry, there are still those who remember them, and wish them ill. How they cope with the lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the advancing inroads of old age, form the burden on Updike’s delightful, ominous sequel.

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