Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2013. Winter Wheat was first produced in 2016 at Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director: Casting Notes: The following roles may be played by the same actor: Coleman Weber/Congressman Seth Walker Buford Hash/Congressman Joe Hanover Forrest/James Galbraith Jack Burn/Wesley Tucker Samuel/L&N Official I have had this on my "to read" shelf at home forever, and I only wish I had read it sooner so that I could have taught it in my Western American literature classes. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. When she returns, she sees things in a new light. I was in tears through almost all of Part Three. Set in the 1940s, this is a coming of age story set in the wheatfields of central Montana. Mildred couldn't have invented them, they are real people and they exist. She loves her classes. and views she was describing. I'm so glad I did. She thought she could find her father's killer. Walker has real talent for describing Ellen's coming of age, leaving home for college, falling in love, teaching in a small rural school, and becoming an independent young woman. She describes living in Montana at the start of World War II and the difficulties of ranching and being dependent on the weather. Her parents have a relatively good harvest, enough to send her to college. Welcome back. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. During the year and a half she experiences her first year at college, her first love, having to leave college because of a poor harvest and a year teaching at a very small isolated one-room school house. But the metaphors are heavy-handed. Start by marking “Winter Wheat” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Please try again. Winter Wheat Staff; History; Mid-American Review; Bookfair. I also thought of the main character as being one of my grandmas's who were both about the same age at the time period in the book. [ In the blizzard, I don't believe that Ellen would have made her way 2 miles and not gotten lost. I know it isn't for everyone but if you'd like to go back to the rural 1940s, this is the novel for you. She doesn't see her ramshackle house, the grinding poverty, or the tension between her parents. Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2019. Those who say "Nothing much happens," have failed to take the same journey that Ellen takes; I know of few writers who can cover so much internal, emotional territory. She loves her classe. Our 2020 Bookfair will be virtual, using Gather, with a wide variety of regional and state presses, programs, and journals present. Spoiler alert: I loved how Ellen came around to appreciating her parents, even with their flaws and fallibility. 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