The Optimist's Daughter (Hardcover)

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Laurel McKelva, a widow,
takes a leave of absence from her very successful job in Chicago to
return to New Orleans to help care for her ailing father. Trying to be
of comfort to him. Laurel must also endure her very young and selfish
step mother, Fay. After her father's death, she and her step mother
travel back to the family home in Mount Salus, Mississippi to make
arrangements for his funeral. Laurel's jounrey is more than one of miles
and sadness, but also of the heart and of coming to terms with her own
past.

Beautifully and memorably told, Eudora Welty's simple, visual sentences
convey deep and complex relationships as only marvelous writers can do.
The author has a finger on the pulse of this small southern town,
understanding friendships, relatives and the inner workings of our
minds. This short novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1973. A
"must read" for those who love the subtle descriptive portrayals of
human relationships.

— Karen L.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780848806606
ISBN-10: 0848806603
Publisher: Amereon Limited
Publication Date: January 1972
Pages: 208
Language: English
 

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