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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And the prose are beautiful. - Goodreads
Excellent writer who knows how to enchant a landscape! - Goodreads
And the imagery of the hard winter wheat. - Goodreads
I'm going to look for more of her writing. - Goodreads
Walker's writing in this book is very direct. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jeanette - Goodreads

It's closer to 3.5 star and if you are in love with wheat country wide plains Montana solitude, it will be a 4 star plus for you. Beautiful, lyrical- almost to mystic chapter upon chapter of the Wheat ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

I can't decide if this book is three or four stars. This is longer than usual as book club is three weeks off and I need to remember what I'm thinking. The language is beautiful, but the writing has ... 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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