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The Optimist's Daughter

Vintage International

by Eudora Welty

eBook
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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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 26, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307787316
  • Release date: January 26, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780307787316
  • File size: 2142 KB
  • Release date: January 26, 2011

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:880
Text Difficulty:4-5

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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