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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Review: Winter WheatUser Review - Adam - Goodreads
No big surprises, but well written and not flooded with metaphors... Just a couple cute wheat ones! :) Great characters as well... Read full review
Review: Winter WheatUser Review - Suanne Laqueur - Goodreads
I kept picking this book up from the library shelf and putting it back. Finally I took it on vacation and was wonderfully surprised. A little book written in 1944 that packs a very subtle punch between the pages (it won a National Book Award when first published) Read full review