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Delta Wedding (A Harvest/Hbj Book)

Delta Wedding (A Harvest/Hbj Book)
Author: Eudora Welty
ISBN 13: 9780156252805
ISBN 10: 156252805
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 1979-03-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $14.95

A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story, set in 1923, is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life, centered around the visit of a young relative, Laura McRaven, and the family's preparations for her cousin Dabney's wedding.

The Barnes & Noble Review

Perhaps it was the language that drew me in, or the sense of being, like its heroine Laura, expatriate from a southern family. But I read Eudora Welty s Delta Wedding on the porch of a southern town where I was working as a newspaper journalist a half decade ago and never forgot it. At the time I was at a loss to explain its enchantments: In the book, nothing happened, and then nothing happened some more. At long last something was lost, something else found. A few subtle acts of memory and mis-memory took place. In the last five pages, I felt saddened and as if something at once very small and wide had been resettled.