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Delta Wedding
Delta Wedding: A Novel | Eudora Welty
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Young Laura spends an exciting week with her cousins, the Fairchilds, at their estate on the Mississippi Delta in the early 1920s
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toofondofbooks
Delta Wedding: A Novel | Eudora Welty
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#JulyWrapUp number 2

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toofondofbooks
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I read this years ago in my twenties and loved it. This time I listened to the audiobook by Recorded Books and loved it even more. The narrator was spot on with her Mississippi accent (I'm from MS) and Welty paints such a beautiful, intricate portrait of a large family set against the backdrop of the South in the 1920s.

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1. So many good ones. Hanging out with the kids in the neighborhood was always a favorite.
2. Yes! Older sister and younger brother. I had an older brother who passed 3 years ago 😢
3. 3 - 3.5 years ago?
4. I‘m near my bookcase so I just picked one!! Tagged - in my tbr pile.
5. Everyone join in!

#wondrouswednesday
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Eggs I have several Eudora Welty books in tbr... Thanks for playing 🤗 11mo
Judybskt @Eggs I bought it in Mississippi at my favorite book store. 11mo
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merelybookish
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I really enjoyed this! A richly layered family drama unfolds as the extended Fairchild clan gathers in the delta to celebrate Dabney's marriage to the overseer Troy. Told from shifting perspectives, tensions and bonds, hopes and losses are revealed. Welty captures how families can shape, support, and stifle. This was her first novel. I'm excited to read more of her work.

LeahBergen I liked it, too. It was way more bizarre than I was expecting. 😆 2y
merelybookish @LeahBergen I find Southern Lit is always a bit bizarre! 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds great. I love the family drama 👍🏻 2y
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merelybookish
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Finally reading some Welty!

Kaye Love the cover. 2y
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Chessa
Delta Wedding: A Novel | Eudora Welty
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Annnnnd while we're dong challenges, why not do several? Here's my Day 2 entry for #readingwomenmonth - #classics by rad women!

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shawnmooney
Delta Wedding: A Novel | Eudora Welty
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This is one of the few novels I studied at grad school where studying it at grad school didn't suck all the joy out of reading it. I still vividly remember one scene where a family heirloom breaks, how Welty created such a dramatic moment of tension centering on something so ostensibly trivial. I can still hear that cracking, shattering.

#RockInMay #WhiteWedding

Cinfhen 😍😍 3y
saresmoore 👏I love this! 3y
Hobbinol Oh how I loved this beautiful book!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LeahBergen I bought (and read) this book when I was in Mississippi 😍 3y
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mboots
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The chaos of large families and wanting to have the perfect (Southern) wedding. Story was about the mundane, everyday life tensions. I got a little confused at points but can be an enjoyable story.

shawnmooney It's probably the novel I read in grad school that has stayed with me the most – I should reread it. I absolutely loved it! 3y
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mboots
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I'm visiting her house this week. I'm absorbing a great story by her before I go.

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mboots
Delta Wedding: A Novel | Eudora Welty

I'm visiting her house this week. I'm absorbing a great story by her before I go.