May 2 • 1HR 0M

The Optimist's Daughter: Parts 3 & 4

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Heidi White
Sean Johnson
David Kern
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What’s up with the birds? Is Fay even more despicable than we initially considered? Is the ending hopeful? Join David, Heidi, and Sean as they discuss these—and many other—questions on this week’s discussion of Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter. Happy listening!

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