Search Results: "Dean Faulkner Wells"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Part biography, part memoir, Wells' work does much to humanize the man who is often remembered only for his words. A must-read for Faulkner-philes."
Girlhood memories from Wells, William Faulkner's niece. Read full book review >

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A TASTE OF COLORED WATER by Matt Faulkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"It's a salutary theme, handled here with terrific appeal. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Hearing tell of a fountain in the big city billed "colored," two country children decide that they have to see such a marvel in this 1960s-era tale. Read full book review >

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GAIJIN by Matt Faulkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"An accessible account about a dark—and still too-little-known—moment in American history. (author's note, resources) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
After the United States enters World War II, a half-Japanese teen and his white mother find themselves interned at the Alameda Downs Assembly Center. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A NUN by William Faulkner
Released: Sept. 24, 1951

"Faulkner comes closer perhaps to Eugene Neill than to his own tradition."
A strange book even to come from the pen of the unpredictable Nobel prize winner. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1975

"One questions whether it will make new recruits."
Subtitled A Novel of the Snopes Family, this continues the particular panel in the Jefferson, Mississippi, chronicle that centers on the Snopes, with their ambitious and rapacious Flem Snopes as villain of the piece. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE MEETS THE QUEEN by Matt Faulkner
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"The details may differ, but this rendition is just as stirring as Emily Arnold McCully's The Pirate Queen (1995), and will leave readers awash in admiration for its self-assured narrator. (source list) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Embroidering his first-person historical tale a bit ("It's the way of storytelling," says he in a closing note), Faulkner recounts the exploits of fierce Irish pirate Granuaile (more often known as Grace, or Grania) O'Malley, from birth, through early buccaneering, to a climactic, intrepid face-off with fiery Queen Elizabeth—here dubbed "Red Liz"—after her piratical son's capture. Read full book review >

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BIG WOODS by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1955

"A special plus item- not to be handled as a big new Faulkner."
A gift book, this, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, and containing the hunting stories spanning two generations and set in the Big Woods, thirty miles from Jefferson. Read full book review >

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BITTERROOT by Steven Faulkner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2016

"A fine travelogue worthy of shelving next to Jonathan Raban and William Least Heat-Moon."
A well-recounted father-and-son journey in the Missouri River country. Read full book review >

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THE FAULKNER READER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1954

"Personally, Faulkner can stand on the short stories rather than the novels and novellas (of which three are included), and among these short stories are several that are unforgettable,- A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning and Turnabout, all included here."
Three decades of Faulkner's writing are spanned in these selections he has made from his own work. Read full book review >

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ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner
Released: Oct. 26, 1936

"In spite of all this, the book — on Faulkner's name — will sell, and rent."
There's a Faulkner market — no question of that. Read full book review >

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THE UNVANQUISHED by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1937

"But at that, it is the first casily understood story Faulkner has written for some time, and that — plus his name — may win him new readers."
This is a puzzler. Read full book review >

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A FABLE by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1954

"Practically, it is difficult reading, and often obscure."
A modern allegory to which each reader will append his own symbolism- his own interpretation. Read full book review >