Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In Memory of John Updike

Author and poet John Updike passed away yesterday at the age of seventy-six. He is a two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his novels "Rabbit is Rich" and "Rabbit at Rest" and has claimed two National Book Awards in addition to many other literary prizes. Having written over 50 books, Updike is best know for his "Rabbit" novels, which chronicle the life of a man decade by decade, from the 60's to the 90's. He is also known to be a great defender of the written word, encouraging book stores and printers to stand firm in light of the digital age.

We have many books by this widely acclaimed author, and invite you sample or revisit his works as a tribute to his literary achievements.

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