Eastwick

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 221 ratings

The Witches of Eastwick Publisher's Summary

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, Darryl Van Horne, whose strobe-lit hot tub room became the scene of satanic pleasures.

To tell you any more, dear reader, would be to spoil the joy of reading this hexy, sexy novel by the incomparable John Updike.

©1996 John Updike; 2008 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Witches of Eastwick

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Enjoyed" the movie more

    • By Clarence on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • The Widows of Eastwick

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformation

    • By I. Kissen on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $31.93