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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eudora Welty Narrator: Sally Darlin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set on the Mississippi Delta in 1923, this story captures the mind and manners of the Fairchilds, a large aristocratic family, self-contained and elusive as the wind. The vagaries of the Fairchilds are keenly observed, and sometimes harshly judged, by nine-year-old Laura McRaven, a Fairchild cousin who takes The Yellow Dog train to the Delta for Dabney Fairchild's wedding. An only child whose mother has just died, Laura is resentful of her boisterous, careless cousins, and desperate for their acceptance. As the hour moves closer and closer to wedding day, Laura arrives at a more subtle understanding of both the Fairchilds and herself. Born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi, Eudora Welty is one of the South's finest novelists. She won a Pulitzer in 1972 for The Optimist's Daughter. Delta Wedding is her best known work.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 2/20/2014

    " I read about 2/3 of this book but had to call it quits. This is the first time I've read Eudora Welty, whose photography I love. She writes beautifully, but it wasn't enough to hold my attention. Maybe I've read too much Southern writing recently, but I felt that I was drowning amid too many characters and too little action. I believe this was her first novel so maybe that explains it. In any case, I would be interested to read her other work (perhaps just short stories, though!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " Eudora Welty has without a doubt a gift for words. She captures moments and brings them to life through the written word. What she cannot do is craft a story that flows. She should have written poetry, and left prose to those minions who know how to write simple dialog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Etta Mcquade | 2/15/2014

    " This large and clamorous Southern family living on a plantation in the Mississippi Delta in 1923 has conversations that made me smile and even chuckle. Not very much action, but the conversations back and forth as the family prepares for Dabney Fairchild's wedding is delightful and reminiscent of families everywhere. I loved the narration of Sally Darling on the audio recording. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracy | 2/15/2014

    " for a southern girl this was an amazing book. i could feel, hear and smell everything ! at first i had to re-read some of the passages and then decided reading them out loud helped a lot. the whole book felt like i was taken back in time and witnessed the preparations for this wedding, the love the family had for each other and the truly southern ways... "

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