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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Great book - lots of imagery of Montana farmlife. - Goodreads
And the prose are beautiful. - Goodreads
Not because I am sad, but it is a touching ending. - Goodreads
Excellent writer who knows how to enchant a landscape! - Goodreads
I enjoyed the imagery and language of the book. - Goodreads
Walker's writing in this book is very direct. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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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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