The Optimist's Daughter
This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Along in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMorr - LibraryThing
It's about a young (well, youngish, I'm not sure of her age) widow who comes home when her 70+ year-old father tells her he needs to see the doctor for trouble with his eyes. Her widowed father ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lycomayflower - LibraryThing
I had trouble getting in to this, then I discovered an audiobook version read by Welty herself and that fixed it. She just makes it all come alive. Mostly a character study (and also a study of a ... Read full review