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Although I'm not a big Updike fan, I think this is one of the very best novels written in the past few decades. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Pepper
A great read as pure entertainment. But if you are having doubts in your faith, you'll find it very intriguing.Published 3 months ago by Barbarosa
A sweeping, multi-generational tale. This is a solid, detailed read, but be forewarned. The first 20 or so pages had me wanting to yank my eyes right of my head. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Holbrook
A interesting tale of a family through several generations of life. The ending was sudden and could have been better. A good book but not one of his best.Published 10 months ago by John N. Esau
The syntax and verbage was overly elaborate and stilted. It was a hard read but still had some entertainment valuePublished 11 months ago by Tim N. Gurley
This novel is so well written, I never finish reading it. I have to put it down and be amazed, The characters are so well developed, even if the time period is not your cup of tea... Read morePublished 12 months ago by B.Friendly
In the Beauty of the Lilies was my first exposure to Updike. I found an old copy at a used bookstore tucked away in a back corner. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Daniel S. Douglas
Beginning circa 1910 and ending in 1990, this book is a tale of four generations of the Wilmot family. From NJ, to Delaware to Hollywood to Colorado. Read morePublished 19 months ago by BrokenArrow