The Maples Stories

The Maples Stories

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"In 1956, Updike published a story, "Snowing in Greenwich Village," about a young couple, Joan and Richard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades, he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years together raising children, finding and losing moments of romantic rapport, and facing the heartbreak of infidelity and estrangement. Now these stories appear in a single volume in hardcover for the first time, with the addition of a later story, "Grandparenting," which returns us to the Maples long after their wrenching divorce. Together, The Maples Stories offers a nuanced portrait of a flawed marriage between two sympathetic, well-intentioned practitioners of twentieth-century family life."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
ISBN: 9780307271761
0307271765
9781841596037
1841596035
Characteristics: 256 p. ;,19 cm.

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multcolib_central Jul 19, 2014

As always Updike prose is flawless. I am thankful to Updike format trying to make divorce seem acceptable, or rational, or another lifestyle choice. He holds us inches away from the tragedy, the devastation of how it really feels.

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