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EVERY DAY BY THE SUN: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Girlhood memories from Wells, William Faulkner's niece.In her debut memoir, the author recounts her childhood spent among literary greatness. After her father perished in a plane crash, Dean Faulkner was taken in by her uncle, William, a man "of many faces, literary genius, desperate alcoholic subject to severe bouts of depression, driven early on by the unassuaged fear of failure…" Yet as Wells ... Read full review

Review: Every Day

Editorial Review - - Barbara Bamberger Scott

"Now I am, one might say, the last primary source and I don't like anything about it." Thus begins the memoir of Dean Faulkner Wells, the last direct inheritor of the genius that was William Faulkner, seen here as a talent among many in a distinctive American family. Dean writes with perspicacity, dry humor, and an accent that is also an inheritance idiosyncratic, educated, bemused and very ... Read full review

Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi

User Review  - William Gargan - Book Verdict

William Faulkner's youngest brother, Dean, died in a plane crash in 1935, four months before his daughter and namesake was born. The novelist, who had given his brother the plane, took it upon himself ... Read full review

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