Rabbit at Rest (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 26, 2010 - Fiction - 608 pages
24 Reviews
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award
 
In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in midlife to return to the world of work. As, through the year of 1989, Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.
  

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He's easy to read but thought provoking. - Goodreads
Lot of good life-style advice in this book... - Goodreads
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User Review  - santhony - LibraryThing

Rabbit at Rest is the fourth and final installment of the tetralogy written by John Updike, featuring as its protagonist, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. This book follows Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux and Rabbit ... Read full review

Review: Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)

User Review  - Chris Gager - Goodreads

Started last night on the almost-final leg of Rabbit Angstrom's journey through life. Harry's poor self-care will bring him down. The shaky self-esteem and sense of wandering purposelessly through his ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 24
355
Section 25
398
Section 26
405
Section 27
417
Section 28
427
Section 29
437
Section 30
442
Section 31
472

Section 9
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Section 10
134
Section 11
177
Section 12
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Section 13
221
Section 14
240
Section 15
253
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
263
Section 19
312
Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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About the author (2010)

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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