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In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These eleven stories follow the life of one character from the age of ten through manhood, in the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger (pronounced, according to Updike, with a long O and a hard G), which was loosely based on Updike's own hometown.
Prefaced by a 1,400-word essay by the author. Full-cloth binding with a beautiful jacket and a silk ribbon marker. Part of the Everyman's Pocket Classics series published by Random House.
+ 224 pages, 11 stories
+ hardback cover
+ 4.75" wide x 7.5" tall x .75" deep