The popular Welty at Home Book Club will begin its next virtual gathering on Monday, March 29, as we read and discuss the stories in The Bride of the Innisfallen in our 12 noon-1 p.m. CST weekly Zoom gatherings. Noted Welty biographer Suzanne Marrs, Welty Foundation Scholar in Residence and Emerita Professor of English at Millsaps College, will again lead the discussions.
Published in 1955, The Bride of the Innisfallen is a collection of seven stories and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1956. The stories are set both in the South and in Europe and focus on women. Welty dedicated to book to her friend and acclaimed British writer Elizabeth Bowen.
If you have already participated in the book club, you will automatically receive the Zoom link. If you are joining for the first time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The stories are found in The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories in paperback as well as in the Library of America volume Stories, Essays, & Memoir and The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. The hardcover books may be purchased in or ordered from the gift shop in the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center.
The schedule for The Bride of the Innisfallen discussions follows:
Week 1, March 29 “No Place for You My Love” and Introduction to Collection
Week 2, April 5 “No Place for You My Love” and “The Burning”
Week 3, April 12 “The Burning”
Week 4, April 19 “The Bride of the Innisfallen”
Week 5, April 26 “The Bride of the Innisfallen”
Week 6, May 3 “Ladies in Spring”
Week 7, May 10 “Circe”
Week 8, May 17 “Kin” Part 1 (Beginning to “Sister Anne stuck in her finger. . .)
Week 9, May 24 “Kin” Part 2 (“Uncle Felix’s side. . . to End)
OFF May 31 Memorial Day
Week 10, June 7 “Going to Naples” (Beginning to “Scarcely an eyelid flickered from above.”
Week 11, June 14 “Going to Naples” (“Upstairs in the public room. . . to End) and Discussion of the collection as a whole