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The Ponder Heart

(1954)
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Edna Earle's Uncle Daniel Ponder is quite a character in the town of Clay, Mississippi: he carries a Stetson, dresses fit to kill in a snow white suit and is as good as gold - everyone will admit that. But the trouble with Uncle Ponder is he's as rich, as Croesus and a great deal too generous. He gave Edna Earle a hotel, and once he even tried to give away his own lot in a cemetery. But when his first marriage to Miss "Teacake" Magee didn't work out, he needed someone else to give things to. So he married seventeen -year-old Bonnie Dee Peacock from a poor backwoods family who "could cut hair and looked as though a good gust of wind might carry her off". She was carried off, but not by the wind - and the result, related in Edna Earle's rattling tongue, is a masterpiece of comic absurdity.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0-8488-0661-1 / 978-0-8488-0661-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Limited
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January 1954 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0-15-173073-3 / 978-0-15-173073-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

October 1967 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0-15-672915-6 / 978-0-15-672915-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 1999 : Paperback

Title: Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
ISBN: 4444400781 / 978-4444400787
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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September 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ponder Heart (VMC)
Author(s): Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0-86068-365-6 / 978-0-86068-365-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1994 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0-7887-0029-4 / 978-0-7887-0029-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

October 1967 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Ponder Heart
Author(s): Eudora Welty
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon