With a preface written by means of the writer specifically for this version, this is often the total number of tales through Eudora Welty.
Including the sooner collections A Curtain of Green, The extensive Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, in addition to formerly uncollected ones, those 41 tales show Eudora Welty's expertise for writing from assorted points-of-view with “vision that's candy via nature, continuously humanizing, uncannily target, yet by no means indignant” (Washington Post).
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