First published in 1973, Some Sweet Day is the story of the Turnbolt family in 1944, as told by six year old Gatewood Turnbolt, the eldest son. His relationship with his father, Will Turnbolt, a volatile, sometimes violent man, is a combination of wariness and love.
"It is an evocative, painful and lovely book that captures the immediacy and bewilderment of a child facing harsh imponderables for the first time."—Publishers Weekly
"Without wasting a well-chosen word, Mr. Woolley fills in family ties, relationships with neighbors, the tone of the country. He suggests a raison d' être for Will's bitterness if not for his brutality. And he gets it all together in a commanding novel of childhood that surges with life." --New York Times Book Review
Bryan Woolley (1937-2015) was a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News from 1989 until his retirement in 2006.
Previously, he worked at newspapers including The Anniston Star in Alabama, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., and the Dallas Times Herald.
Woolley, who earned degrees at the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Christian University and Harvard University, was the author of several books, including the novels November 22 and Some Sweet Day, and several compilations of his newspaper work.
He received many honors for his writing, including the PEN West Literary Journalism Award, three Stanley Walker Newspaper Journalism Awards and an O. Henry Magazine Journalism Award from the Texas Institute of Letters.