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The Golden Apples; Losing Battles; The Ponder Heart
The Golden Apples Losing Battles The Ponder Heart Author:Eudora Welty Eudora Welty's irresistible stories and novels celebrating life and family relationships in the South have made her one of America's most admired and honored writers. Collected in this volume are three of her most beloved works, affirming her deep delight in the rituals and eccentricities of a way of life that is fast disappearing. — THE GOLDEN A... more »PPLES: Welty is on home ground in the state of Mississippi in this collection of seven stories. She portrays the MacLains, the Starks, the Moodys, and other families of the fictitious town of Morgana. "I doubt that a better book about 'the South' - one that more completely gets the feel of the particular texture of Southern life and its special tone and pattern - has ever been written" (The New Yorker).
LOSING BATTLES: On the first Sunday of August, three generations of Granny Vaughn's descendants gather at her home in Banner, Mississippi, for a reunion in celebration of her 90th birthday. The action covers two days, but in memory many decades, for the members of the family, are recounted.
THE PONDER HEART: Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is a source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle. Uncle Daniel?s trial for the alleged murder of his seventeen-year-old bride is a comic masterpiece. Awarded the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Drawings by Joe Krush.« less