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Evie3217
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John Updike, one of the great American writers, passed away today at 76 years old. He had been battling lung cancer for a while, and it had progressed very quickly. He actually lived in my town, and used to come into my mom's bookshop and sign copies of his books. He was a genuinely nice and caring man. He will be extremely missed.

There isn't a full article up that I could find, but as soon as I find one, I'll post it.

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CNN link
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Raia
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Aww, sad. [Frown]
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Sad indeed.
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I just finnished reading The Widow's of Eastwick. The 3 ladies go back to Eastwick for a summer.
Why did I not find this guy until it was too late?
There is talk of making The Witches of Eastwick into a series. Many people are screaming "Charmed redux!" They must not have read UPDIKE. If they keep to his story and his darker- sexier - rough around the edge feel, it will be nothing like charmed IMHO

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