This was the late John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000. My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood, as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel. American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.
"A miraculous final collection". (Library Journal)
"September songs from an American master." (Booklist)
"A fine final act....The ache of knowing and celebrating how we've lived, what it may mean, and where we are going give this final testament a beauty and gravity that crown a brilliant, enduring life's work and legacy." (Kirkus Reviews)