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Waiting Up

by John Updike Author · Peter Van Norden Narrator


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The Maples Stories consists of eighteen classic stories from across John Updike's career, forming a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. In 1956, Updike published the story "Snowing in Greenwich Village," about a young couple, Joan and Richard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades, he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years together raising children, finding moments of intermittent happiness, and facing the heartbreak of infidelity and estrangement.

In this eighth story, "Waiting Up," Richard Maple waits for his wife, Joan, to return from a friend's house—and realizes the gravity of past mistakes.

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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John Updike (Author)

John Updike (1932–2009) was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with two Pulitzer Prize Awards, the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the Ameri...

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