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Elizabeth Bowen, Willa Cather and Eudora Welty Reviewed in the Tablet

In The Tablet, three reissued books recommended this week: The Little Girls by Elizabeth Bowen, O Pioneers by Willa Cather and Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty:

“The Little Girls by Elizabeth Bowen (Vintage, £9.99) Dinah Delacroix, an elegant, whimsical woman, tracks down two childhood friends, nostalgic for their closeness at St Agatha’s, the school where they met before the First World War. It is not a touching reunion but rather a guarded one, with excellent spiky dialogue whose disjointed sentences reveal the characters’ inner worlds. Objects take on a symbolic importance and in two instances, are treated like a treasure to be hidden for future generations…