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Written Late In Life, The Optimist's Daughter is a quietly moving short novel that finds Eudora Welty coming to grips with her father's death — and that of her own childhood. A young woman who has left the South returns to New Orleans several years later when her father is dying. After his death, she and her young stepmother go back to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in thc old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past and herself.

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Written late In life, "The Optimist's Daughter" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and autobiographical short novel written that finds the author coming to grips with her father's death--and that of her own childhood.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

One of America's most admired authors, Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, which is still her home. 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 boooks, One Writer's Beginnings, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, The Eye of the Story, and Losing Battles.

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ISBN:
9780060955878
Author:
Welty, Eudora
Publisher:
HarperLP
Location:
New York:
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Harper large print ed.
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
v. 4.
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.22x6.26x.46 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written late In life, "The Optimist's Daughter" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and autobiographical short novel written that finds the author coming to grips with her father's death--and that of her own childhood.

"Synopsis" by , 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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