The Optimist's Daughter

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 26, 2011 - Fiction - 192 pages
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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.


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User Review  - Khris Sellin - Goodreads

A short novel by Eudora Welty. Tells the story of Mississippi-born Laurel McKelva Hand, who now lives in Chicago, but rushes off to New Orleans where her 71-year-old father (Judge Clint McKelva) is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stella - Goodreads

I am a little embarrassed to admit that I hadn't read this book before now. After all, I am from the South; I teach Southern literature; I generally like Eudora Welty . . . ah well, what are summers ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

One of America's most admired authors, Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909. . She was educated locally and at Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is the author of, among many other books, One Writer's Beginnings, The Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. She died in 2001.

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