The prestigious Library of America series now includes two volumes of the short stories of John Updike. Born in Pennsylvania, but a long time resident of our region of Massachusetts, John Updike was awarded an honorary degree by UMass Lowell (University of Lowell) in the 1980s. He also gave a reading of his work at the Smith Baker Center in the late 1980s, an event produced by Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Inc.
Read one of his stories here. “The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd.”