Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
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William Faulkner took on the responsibility withou ...more
The book was an easy read and quite interesting.
Such a beautiful remembrance of an imperfect family ,which we all have .But this one was more famous than most.
The Faulkners had an interesting cast of characters , including murderers ,thieves, adulterers , racists ,sociopaths and real bad tempers ( author's words) ,but they also knew when to come together to support each other in time of need .
Dean Faulkner Well's uncle was William Faulkner . Her father was William's youngest brother, who was killed in his 20's in an airp ...more
"Nobody could have written this book except Dean Faulkner Wells. It is not only charming, poignant and witty, it is a priceless contribution to America's rich literary history."—Winston Groom, author, _Forrest Gump
_"Dean Faulkner Wells has written a memorable family story, full of the intimacies of place and cherished connections, that not incidentally sheds unexpected, humanizing light on her august uncle, William Faulkner."--Thomas McGuane
"A funny, extremely readable, incredibly lika...more
While I enjoyed the stories and included photos, there was a sense of disarray to the order in which some of the information was pr ...more
However, I have a warm, fuzzy feeling about this book. As a lover of William Faulkner's works and all things Yoknapatawpha, I very much enjoyed reading about the Faulknes from the perspective of a Dean Faulkner Wells, who was a neice of the author. The book read like a combination of memoir and familial biography, and I found it enjoyable to read, though its charm lay much in the subj ...more
It shows so much of Oxford, Pappy's literary and family life, the Faulkner family, etc. that I know it will make the experience be much richer for reading it.
I also tried reading some more Faulkner, but found ...more