A Readers’ Guide to and a Synopsis of The Optimist’s Daughter are now available under Resources on this website. The guide was developed by Lee Anne Bryan, former Education and Outreach Specialist for the Eudora Welty House and Garden, and includes 13 stimulating questions and discussion points that will be helpful and engaging for book clubs and study groups as well as classes reading the novel. Download a copy of the Readers’ Guide here. The synopsis gives a brief review of all four parts of the novel and was developed by Welty biographer and Welty Foundation Scholar Suzanne Marrs. Download the synopsis here. Both may be found under Resources on this website.

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