Happy Birthday, John Cheever

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John Cheever was born in Quincy 100 years ago this month (on May 27, 1912). Sometimes called the "Chekhov of the suburbs", Cheever was lauded for his fiction, especially his short stories. He won many prestigious awards during his career, including a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Discover for yourself why Cheever's work mattered. Sample one of his short stories (try "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Five-Forty-Eight," "The Country Husband," or "The Swimmer") or his novel The Wapshot Chronicle if you're more ambitious.  Check Our Catalog

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