The Ponder Heart Author:Eudora Welty The Ponder Heart is one of Eudora Welty's happiest books, and Uncle Daniel Ponder one of her most triumphant creations . . . "An encompassing, heartfelt story, absurd, true, and pathetic by turns, memorably vivid in the big scenes . . . and informed from first to last with an intimacy that makes it live."