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Every Day by the Sun by Dean Faulkner Wells
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Apr 20, 12

Read on April 20, 2012

This is a must-read for any Faulkner fan. A well-told and researched tale by William Faulkner's niece. Her father, Faulkner's youngest brother, was killed in an airplane accident scant weeks before she was born, and so the famous author assumed responsibility for her upbringing. Her experience of him is much different that many others - she never saw him drunk, for instance - but nonetheless, her story is an interesting an insightful look into Faulkner's life from the perspective of an adoring young woman. I have just returned from a trip to Oxford, Mississippi - my Mother's home - and have visited the Faulkner home, Rowan Oaks, many times. My mother also counts people who knew him personally among her friends, so this book was especially interesting to me.
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