In the Beauty of the Lilies

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One hot afternoon in 1910, the Reverend Clarence Wilmot, standing in the rectory of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, experiences the last vestiges of his faith departing. True to this revelation, Clarence abandons the pulpit and becomes an encyclopedia salesman. What follows is the saga of the Wilmot family, one wandering tapestry thread within the American century. This is the story of Clarence's postman son, of his granddaughter, Esther, whose prayers are always answered and who becomes a twentieth century goddess, and of her son, in whom the passion that has long simmered, hidden in the corners of American life, comes to a boil.

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John Updike lives in the USA. He is the author of more than 40 books, including The Afterlife, Brazil, Hugging the Shore, Memories of the Ford Administration, Rabbit at Rest, Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit, Run, The Witches of Eastwick and Your Lover Just Called. Rabbit at Rest was recently awarded the Howells Medal, by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for the most distinguished novel of American fiction of the last five years.

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