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ISBN13: 9780803297418
ISBN10: 0803297416
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For this Bison Books edition, James Welch, the acclaimed author of Winter in the Blood (1986) and other novels, introduces Mildres 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, spirtually, 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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"You are either a Mildred Walker enthusiast or you are missing one of the best writers on the American scene." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Mildred Walker writes with distinction, and this penetrating story of a young girl's struggle to understand her parents and herself is a sincere, honest, and substantial novel, superb as a picture of family life and as a view of one part of rural America." The Los Angeles Times

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Walker's writing glows with a simplicity that is admirably suited to the land she loves and to the characters she portrays." The New York Times

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"The vivid sense of place and region are themselves major achievements." Saturday Review of Literature

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"The universality which is the prerequisite of good books is here. Mildred Walker can make you know and feel the earth and the wheat. She can evoke almost tangible heat and cold." Book World

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salliforth, September 15, 2007 (view all comments by salliforth)
This bittersweet coming of age tale is simply told and beautifully written. It is a story of love and a tale of place told by a girl in the process of becoming a young woman. The irony of misperception and its costs are lovingly illustrated against the harshly beautiful backdrop of Montana in the early 1940s and the burgeoning world war.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803297418
Introduction:
Welch, James
Author:
Welch, James
Author:
Walker, Mildred
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw photograph
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 306 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803297418 Reviews:
"Review" by , "You are either a Mildred Walker enthusiast or you are missing one of the best writers on the American scene."
"Review" by , "Mildred Walker writes with distinction, and this penetrating story of a young girl's struggle to understand her parents and herself is a sincere, honest, and substantial novel, superb as a picture of family life and as a view of one part of rural America."
"Review" by , Walker's writing glows with a simplicity that is admirably suited to the land she loves and to the characters she portrays."
"Review" by , "The vivid sense of place and region are themselves major achievements."
"Review" by , "The universality which is the prerequisite of good books is here. Mildred Walker can make you know and feel the earth and the wheat. She can evoke almost tangible heat and cold."
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