Rowan Oak: A History of the William Faulkner Home
Sally Stone Trotter
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A little-known history of both families and the home Faulkner loved and named Rowan Oak. In 1930, Will and Sallie Bryant deeded and financed the family home—The Bailey Place—in Oxford, Mississippi to William Faulkner. Sally Stone Trotter, Will and Sallie’s granddaughter, writes a little-known history of both families and the home Faulkner loved and named Rowan Oak. Referencing fifty never-before-published letters from Faulkner to her grandparents and mother (dating from 1930 to 1947), combined with a genealogist’s encyclopedic knowledge of her family history, Trotter crafts a compelling biography of a place that changed our literary landscape.