AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: The Optimists’ Daughter

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty explores how much the past affects the present.  #Book-A-DayAuthor:  Eudora Welty

Category:  Fiction

Overview: Using a daughter who returns to her hometown because of the death of her father Welty acknowledges how much of the present is made up of the past.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “A story about a woman returning to her home town as her father dies.  It is a quick read, but profound.  I have read this many times, discovering new aspects of it with each read.”

Ethan: “A touching novel taking place in the American South, The Optimists’ Daughter looks at the complexities of loss and attempting to find peace. The novel helped me see the past as a way to better assess my future.”


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