By People Staff
June 05, 1978 12:00 PM

by Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty describes mystery master Ross Macdonald’s writing as “something like a stand of clean, cool, well-branched, well-tended trees in which bright birds can flash and perch. And not for show, but to sing.” That applies equally to her own writing. Indeed, Welty is, along with Walker Percy, the last of the great Southern novelists. This collection of essays, reviews and “personal and occasional pieces” demonstrates her remarkable talents outside fiction. Her generosity of spirit and her grace are unmatched in American writing today. (Random House, $10)