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The Artists and Authors bookstore in Marblehead has a new draw: honorary degrees conferred by colleges and universities on the novelist John Updike. The going rate is about $750, and the status of the school seems to make little difference in price.

Honorary degrees redux: Tributes to Updike go on sale

By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / June 1, 2006

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One can picture him sitting there in flowing robes, smiling his warm, wry smile, as the words are read aloud before a sea of admiring graduates. (Full article: 879 words)

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