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Rabbit’s last songs: Where the Boys Are

These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end of Rabbit at Rest, the fourth Rabbit book, set in the twilight of his life. Connie Francis singing Where the Boys Are. Rabbit gets goosebumps hearing this song. It has that something. I saw the trailer, not the film.

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Rabbit’s last songs: Let Me Go, Lover

These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end of Rabbit at Rest, the fourth Rabbit book, set in the twilight of his life. Patti Page sings Let Me Go, Lover. I am hearing it for the first time.

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Rabbit’s last songs: The Wayward Wind

These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end of Rabbit at Rest, the fourth Rabbit book, set in the twilight of his life. Gogi Grant sings The Wayward Wind.

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Rabbit’s last songs: A-Tisket, A-Tasket

These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end of Rabbit at Rest, the fourth Rabbit book set in the twilight of his life.

Ella Fitzgerald sings A-Tisket, A-Tasket, reminding Rabbit of his schooldays. It must be one of the happiest, silliest songs of Ella.