The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

The story revolves around a woman who returns to her southern hometown to care for her ailing father. After his death, she is confronted by the harsh realities of her past and the complexities of her present. She navigates through the difficult dynamics of her family, her father's young second wife, and the superficial social circle of her community, all while grappling with her own grief. The novel explores themes of memory, loss, and the often complicated relationships within families.

The 1096th greatest book of all time


Published
1972
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
180-208
Words
56,000
Original Language
English

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