Book :: The Wapshot Chronicle

The Wapshot Chronicle
By: John Cheever
Pages: 368
Published: 1957
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
Award(s): National Book Award (1958)
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When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award, established him as a major novelist. Based in part on Cheever’s adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential...

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Good story!

Sep 1st, 2022

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Loved, loved, loved this wonderful book!

Dec 31st, 2017

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