In the Beauty of the Lilies
"IT WILL LEAVE YOU STUNNED AND BREATHLESS. . . . With grand ambition, [Updike] not only tracks the fortunes and falls of an American family through four generations and eight decades but also creates a shimmering, celluloid portrait of the whole century as viewed through the metaphor of the movies."
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Review: In The Beauty Of The LiliesUser Review - Michael Holbrook - Goodreads
A sweeping, multi-generational tale. This is a solid, detailed read, but be forewarned. The first 20 or so pages had me wanting to yank my eyes right of my head. Filled with overly-descriptive ... Read full review
Review: In The Beauty Of The LiliesUser Review - Keith - Goodreads
In the Beauty of the Lilies is a multi-generational novel of one family's relationship to religion through four generations and most of the 20th century. Clarence Wilmot is a middle aged Presbyterian ... Read full review