The Optimist's Daughter

By Eudora Welty
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3.99 Hours 04/19/2011 abridged
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    ISBN: 9780307941435

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.

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Summary

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Winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully written, moving but never mawkish, The Optimist’s Daughter is Eudora Welty’s greatest achievement—which is high praise indeed.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author Bio: Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty’s (1909–2001) 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. In 1972 she was awarded the Pulitzer for Fiction for The Optimist’s Daughter and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English