Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories

Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories

4.1 6
by Will Weaver
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In this paperback original, a stable of fresh stories by award-winning writer Will Weaver (Full Service and Barns of Minnesota) are complemented by a hand-picked selection of favorites from his original collection, A Gravestone Made of Wheat, to offer a fresh, vivid portrait of the changing midwestern landscape. New highlights include "Blaze of Glory," an enchanting

Overview

In this paperback original, a stable of fresh stories by award-winning writer Will Weaver (Full Service and Barns of Minnesota) are complemented by a hand-picked selection of favorites from his original collection, A Gravestone Made of Wheat, to offer a fresh, vivid portrait of the changing midwestern landscape. New highlights include "Blaze of Glory," an enchanting tale of an RV road trip and a senior couple's "last time"; "The Trapper," the story of a hard split between an old trapper and a younger female environmentalist; and "The Last Farmer," the capstone story of this elegant collection that examines the discovery by a high-tech farmer of the history of the old houses on his land. Fourteen stories in all portray the bountiful and whimsical and cruel human spirit and the swirling transformation of America's heartland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873517027
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
991,762
File size:
334 KB

Meet the Author

Will Weaver has published nine award-winning books of fiction, most recently Barns of Minnesota and the novel Full Service. Several of his stories have been produced for radio and film. He lives and writes in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a series of short stories that take place in America's heartland. They are funny, sad, romantic, antidotal and all written wonderfully. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The young ocelot had followed Armani's scent and now looked directly at the frightened lion. "Armani," she says quietly,"they're gone. You can come down now."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago