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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”September is like a quiet day after a whole week of wind. I mean real wind that blows dirt into your eyes and hair and between your teeth and roars in your ears after you've gone inside. The ... Read full review

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I read WINTER WHEAT probably a dozen years ago and have dipped into it a couple times since. It's one of those habit-forming kinda books that you want to tell everyone about. Ellen Borden is a ... 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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