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The Resource The Widows of Eastwick

The Widows of Eastwick

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The Widows of Eastwick
Title
The Widows of Eastwick
Statement of responsibility
by John Updike
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than three decades after the events described in The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie--widowed, aging, and with their occult powers fading--return for the summer to the Rhode Island town where they once made piquant scandal and sometimes deadly mischief. But what was then a center of license and liberation is now a "haven of wholesomeness" populated by hockey moms and househusbands primly rebelling against their absent, reckless, self-involved parents. With spirits still free but energy waning, the three women reconstitute their coven to confront not only this youthful counterspell of propriety but also the enmity of those longtime townsfolk who, through their youthful witchery, they irreparably harmed. In this wise and wicked satire on the way we make peace with our pasts, John Updike proves himself a wizard on every page
Summary
Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, all now widowed, return to the Rhode Island seaside town of Eastwick after many years away and find themselves dealing with the legacy of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the inroads of aging
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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274092
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DLC
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Updike, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Widows of Eastwick
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:982e325d-ba01-48bd-b6da-e76afa7300a0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307270535
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Widows of Eastwick
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:982e325d-ba01-48bd-b6da-e76afa7300a0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307270535
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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