Wednesday October 3 at 7:00 pm
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
In her fine memoir, One Writer’s Beginnings, Welty described the way art could shine a light back “as when your train makes a curve, showing that there has been a mountain of meaning rising behind you on the way you’ve come.” Here, in one of her most autobiographical works, the past joins seamlessly with the present in a masterful evocation of grief, memory, loss, and love. Beautifully written, moving but never mawkish, The Optimist’s Daughter is Eudora Welty’s greatest achievement–which is high praise indeed. –Mary Park
The South Berwick Public Library Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to discuss a title. Selections alternate between fiction and nonfiction and copies are available at the desk.