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The optimist's daughter / Eudora Welty.


1st ed.. New York : Random House, 1972.
ISBN 9780394480183, 039448018X, 9780394480176, 0394480171

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Subjects Fathers -- Death -- Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- Fiction.
Reminiscing -- Fiction.
Reunions -- Fiction.
Women -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Description 180 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1973.
Summary This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "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.
Genre Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Geographic Area Mississippi
Network Numbers (OCoLC)329526
(OCoLC)ocm00329526
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
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