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The Optimist's Daughter


A young woman who has left the South, returns to New Orleans several years later when her father is dying. After his death, she and her young ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 2.000
Philip L


by Philip L on Jul 21, 2011

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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