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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,070 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Updike Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
  • A 2008 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leigh Mann | 2/15/2014

    " Wow. Amazing. I liked it much better than Witches and it can be read as a stand alone (though if you read them in order it would be a richer experience). Friends encourage me to write and then I read John Updike and don't what I could say that he hasn't already said, better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suzanne Horrocks | 2/15/2014

    " This book is well written and enjoyable, but probably better read out loud. It is too slow moving for my taste. I also had trouble with the timeline jumping ahead with no warning, no explanation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joni | 2/11/2014

    " Very different from what I expected. There was so much more sex and sexual talk (very detailed) than I had thought would be there. There were some interesting sections, but I basically listened to it because I had begun it (hate to give up on a book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin Ferguson | 2/8/2014

    " just as wonderful as Witches of Eastwick. I had often wondered what happened next. "

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