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John Updike, RIP

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[Yearbook] Martha Ruggles


Who knew? John Updike’s second wife was none other than our own Martha Ruggles! I think it was she who sent me the sad news of her husband’s passing. Full New York Times story here.

To quote his longtime editor, Judith Jones: “John Updike’s novels are like a time capsule of the last 50 years what we were as a people, a society, a country.”

wikipedia post here.

P.S. If anyone would like to get in touch with Martha, let me know by email, or by writing a comment to this post. We have her mailing address from the 50th reunion.