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The optimist's daughter

A woman who has left the South returns when her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back to the small Mississippi town where she grew up.

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  • "Laurel Hand is forced to face her Southern past when she returns to Mississippi for her father's funeral."
  • "Judge McKelva was seen as a reassuring figure. People looked at him, with his wife Becky and daughter Laurel, and they felt good: that was how well bred people ought to be. But when, 10 years after his wife's death, the Judge marries silly young Fay, everyone is disconcerted - especially Laurel."
  • "A woman who has left the South returns when her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back to the small Mississippi town where she grew up."
  • "A woman who has left the South returns when her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back to the small Mississippi town where she grew up."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "When she returns to the small Mississippi town where she grew up, Laurel McKelva Hand is forced to come to terms with her Southern roots as she struggles to resolve issues of the past, her parents, and herself."
  • "This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Laurel Hand, long absent from the South, comes from Chicago to New Orleans, where her father dies after surgery. With Fay, the stupid new young wife of her father, Laurel returns to her former Mississippi home and stays a few days after the funeral for reunions with old friends. In a night alone in the house she grew up in, she confronts elements of the past and comes to a better understanding of it and of herself and her parents."@en

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "General fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"@en

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  • "The optimist's daughter : [a novel]"
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  • "The optimist's daughter"
  • "The Optimist's daughter"
  • "The Optimist's daughter"@en
  • "Optimist's daughter"
  • "The Optimist's Daughter"
  • "The Optimist's Daughter"@en
  • "The optimist's daughter : [a novel ]"
  • "The optimists daughter"
  • "The optimist's daughter = Eudora Welty"

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