Author: John Updike
Price: $32 (Hardcover)
My Father’s Tears is a posthumous collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, and his first anthology of this kind since 2000. Stories range in time from the 1920s to post-9/11, and explore a variety of international locations, classes and life stages. In the title story, Updike’s narrator recalls his father crying when he left home to attend Harvard, considering how his son would now only grow farther from him. In Varieties of Religious Experience, Updike observes 9/11 from four points of view — a lawyer losing faith, an anti-American Muslim, a World Trade Center office worker and an on-flight passenger.