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The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
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May 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1001, 2012, kindle, library

Started at lunch and couldn't put it down again after work. I almost wish that I had read it right after my mother died. But perhaps it's better that I waited a six months. The way that the protagonist grapples with the people her parents were, with all their flaws, with all her insider knowledge and with the memories she has compared to the memories of others..is simply phenomenal. The last quarter of the novel blew me away. I will purchase this book. It was THAT good.
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Reading Progress

May 22, 2012 – Shelved
May 25, 2012 – Started Reading
May 25, 2012 – Shelved as: 1001
May 25, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
May 25, 2012 – Shelved as: kindle
May 25, 2012 – Shelved as: library
May 25, 2012 –
7.0%
May 25, 2012 – Finished Reading

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