Winter wheat

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Harcourt, Brace, 1944 - Fiction - 306 pages
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For this Bison Books edition, James Welch, the acclaimed author of Winter in the Blood (1986) and other novels, introduces Mildred Walker's vivid heroine, Ellen Webb, who lives in the dryland wheat country of central Montana during the early 1940s. He writes, "It is a story about growing up, becoming a woman, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, within the space of a year and a half. But what a year and a half it is!" Welch offers a brief biography of Walker, who wrote nine of her thirteen novels while living in Montana.

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Really enjoyed the writing style. - Goodreads
Great book - lots of imagery of Montana farmlife. - Goodreads
Not because I am sad, but it is a touching ending. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

Really enjoyed the writing style. The story is about a young girl named Ellen in Montana. She gets to leave the farm and go to college. Finds love and then goes home. Her young man comes to visit and ... Read full review

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A very sweet story! Read full review


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About the author (1944)

Mildred Walker (1905-98), a highly regarded chronicler of New England and the American West, is the author of numerous novels including "The Southwest Corner," "Fireweed," and "Winter Wheat," which was chosen in 2003 by the Montana Center for the Book as the One Book Montana selection; it is available in a Bison Books edition. Carmen Pearson recently completed the first book-length critical consideration of Walker's work, forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press.

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