Olinger Stories

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First edition
(publ. Vintage Books)

Olinger Stories: A selection is a short story collection by John Updike first published in 1964. This volume contained no stories newly published in book form, but reprinted stories from Updike's earlier collections. The short stories, set in the fictional town of Olinger, Pennsylvania are in large part autobiographical, about a boy growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania as Updike did. In an early interview, Updike once said, "they are dear to me, and if I had to give anyone one book of me it would be the Vintage OLINGER STORIES."