Eastwick
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    The Witches of Eastwick | John Updike

    The Witches of Eastwick

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Before they were the widows of Eastwick, our heroines were a trio of delightfully wicked witches. In a small New England town in that hectic era when the sixties turned into the seventies, there lived three witches. Alexandra Spoffard, a sculptress, could create thunderstorms. Jane Smart, a cellist, could fly. The local gossip columnist, Sukie Rougemont, could turn milk into cream. Divorced but hardly celibate, the wonderful witches one day found themselves quite under the spell of the new man in town.

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    The novel is beautifully written with prose and imagery that, to me, provides new ways of looking at nature and fertility. Yet, the story is so langui..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 18 2009 by Clarence (Raleigh, NC, USA)
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    The Widows of Eastwick | John Updike

    The Widows of Eastwick

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick. The three divorcées - Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie - have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world, to such foreign lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintance. Why not, Sukie and Jane ask Alexandra, go back to Eastwick for the summer?

    Transformation

    Sad transformation from "witches" to "widows". But this is the fact of life. "The Widows of Eastwick" is the best Updike..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2009 by I. Kissen ()