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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

The Optimist's Daughter

By Eudora Welty
by Vintage
Book Details
  • Author: Eudora Welty
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Published: 1990-08-11
  • Edition: Reissue
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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