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The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty
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Apr 24, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012-read, booktopia-2012
Recommended to Michelle by: Booktopia
Recommended for: southern lit lovers
Read from April 24 to 29, 2012 — I own a copy

Chose to read this quirky novel as part of Booktopia Oxford and as a companion to What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell. The Ponder Heart is the first short novel that William Maxwell edited and had published in the New Yorker. Parts of it are laugh out loud funny and I can see so much of the typical southerner pouring out of the literature.

The narrator is Edna Earl and she is telling the story as if you walked into her hotel and she just starts updating you on what has happened since she saw you last. I am not crazy over the ending, but where can you read a book that uses the phrase "fixing to..." in a sentence? True southern lit!
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04/24/2012 page 5
3.0% "Decided to read this concurrently with the book "What There is to Say We Have Said" for Booktopia"

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