Winter Wheat

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Harcourt, Brace, 1944 - Farm life - 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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Loved this book! I picked up this book in a small town in Montana while on vacation last week at a wonderful little book store. Couldn't put it down - love her style of writing and will be sure to read the rest of her books. Read full review

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Pretty good story about a young woman making her way as an adult in rural Montana. Nothing earth-shattering, just thoughtful stuff about how she views her parents and the people she comes into contact with in her personal and professional life. 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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