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The Optimist's Daughter


The people of Mount Salus, Mississippi always felt good about Judge McKelva. He was a quiet, solid reassuring figure, just as a judge should be. ... Show synopsis

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  • OVERRATED Jul 21, 2011
    by Philip L

    With so many uninteresting characters, I could not enjoy this book. Maybe I need to be a southerner. The author's use of colloquialisms threw me on several occasions. I just could not identify with any of her characters. This is the first Welty book I've read, and most likely the last.

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