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My Father's Tears and Other Stories (MP3 CD)
John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel. Morocco (Disc 1, Track 1) Personal Archaeology (Disc 1, Track 31) Free (Disc 1, Track 55) The Walk with Elizanne (Disc 1, Track 80) The Guardians (Disc 2, Track 28) The Laughter of the Gods (Disc 2, Track 52) Varieties of Religious Experience (Disc 2, Track 90 Spanish Prelude to a Second Marriage (Disc 3, Track 72) Delicate Wives (Disc 4, Track 9) The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe (Disc 4, Track 32) German Lessons (Disc 4, Track 72) The Road Home (Disc 5, Track 15) My Father's Tears (Disc 5, Track 67) Kinderszenen (Disc 6, Track 19) The Apparition (Disc 6, Track 62) Blue Light (Disc 6, Track 96) Outage (Disc 7, Track 48) The Full Glass (Disc 8, Track 19) In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.