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The Optimist's Daughter

The Optimist's Daughter

The people of Mount Salus, Mississippi always felt good about Judge McKelva. He was a quiet, solid reassuring figure, just as a judge should be. Then, ten years after his first wife’s death, he marries the frivolous young Wanda Fay. No-one can understand his action, not least his beloved daughter, Laurel, who finds it hard to accept the new bride. It is only some years later, when circumstance brings her back to her childhood home, that Laurel stirs old memories and comes to understand the peculiarities of her upbringing, and the true relationship between her parents and herself.

The Optimist’s Daughter is a reflective, poignant novel of independence and love, for which Eudora Welty, one of America’s gretest contemporary Southern writers, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 9th February 2004

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860683759

Reviews

Her last, most autobiographical, and finest novel
Independent
A gentle, tender work, bright with Welty's sharp humour and pioneer sense of place.
Guardian