A Gravestone Made of Wheat

A Gravestone Made of Wheat

by Will Weaver
     
 

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The feature film Sweet Land was based on this short story about a Norwegian American farmer and his German immigrant common-law bride. Excerpted from Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories.See more details below

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The feature film Sweet Land was based on this short story about a Norwegian American farmer and his German immigrant common-law bride. Excerpted from Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In these 12 stories, the author of the impressive Red Earth, White Earth limns a poignant burial on the family farm, a memorable deer hunt, the tragic auction of a foreclosed farm. ``Weaver captures the flow of family cycles and lifestyles in a very American landscape,'' opined PW. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Although the characters in these deeply satisfying stories are instantly recognizable, Weaver probes beneath the recognition to offer new insights into ordinary American lives. He writes about farmers, hunters, and breadtruck drivers, but unlike the characters in other recent stories of blue-collar people, his people are rooted: in their land, their families, their religion, their dreams of love. Weaver not only knows these people, presenting them as they are, he likes them. Yet he never allows his affinity to become sentimental. As a result, we are at home with them; in their goodness and their perversity they are as familiar as members of our family. Even in a story like ``Blood Pressure,'' more quirky than the others, Weaver has the talent to make us believe.-- Marcia Tager, Tenafly, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873518802
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
293,788
File size:
0 MB

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