The Optimist's Daughter LP

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HarperCollins, Mar 1, 2000 - Fiction - 182 pages
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The Optimist's Daughter is 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. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents.

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Eudora Welty's writing is smooth and easy to read. - Goodreads
Beautiful, efficient prose - Goodreads
Agonizing insight into love, life, and death. - Goodreads
Simple prose, pretty picturesque scenes. - Goodreads
Really beautiful writing. - Goodreads
The author has great character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathy Reinhart - Goodreads

First let me say that Welty's writing is one of the very few I recognize almost instantly. She has a unique style and never falters from it. I felt The Optimist's Daughter was light on actual story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Realini - Goodreads

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty Fabulous book, with a Lady Macbeth –like character, without any lady to speak of in her This novel is excellent. Not because I say so, it won the Pulitzer Prize ... Read full review

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Eudora Welty's long list of memorable novels and short stories includes A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, The Bride of Innisfallen, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, and Losing Battles. She was awarded the 1972 Pulitzer for Fiction for The Optimist's Daughter. Ms. Welty died in 2001 at the age of 92.

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