Monthly Archives: January 2013

JU Childhood Home donations begin to come in

Donations are starting to come in for The John Updike Childhood Home in Shillington, Pa. In 2012, the Society received significant monetary donations from the Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation and the PECO Foundation, the latter of which came … Continue reading

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Reading Eagle interviews former Updike house resident

When the Updikes moved to the Plowville farm, they sold the Shillington house at 117 Philadelphia Avenue to Dr. John and Mrs. Grace Hunter, who lived there with their family for nearly 45 years. The doctor added a single-story attached … Continue reading

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De Bellis book now available at Amazon

Jack De Bellis’s John Updike’s Early Years is now available at Amazon.com. John Updike’s Early Years first examines his family, then places him in the context of the Depression and World War II. Relying upon interviews with former classmates, the next chapters … Continue reading

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