Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
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The book was an easy read and quite interesting.
"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
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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
I found this book extremely interesting. I realized after I finished it that it was possibly written not by the person who knew the author the best, but by the one who loved him the most in many ways. I think that love sometimes comes with a degree of distance, and this book definitely goes into proving that theory. I enjoyed reading the book, even if there were parts of it that made me a bit uncomfortable.
But Every Day in the Sun is a nice read.
I was saddened to hear of Ms. Wells' passing last July (2011). I would've loved to have had her as a visiting author, just to meet her and hear her talk about Paddy.