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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Borealis Books; 1 edition (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873515560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873515566
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #764,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About 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.

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Will Weaver grew up in northern Minnesota on a farm. The landscape of small town life figures strongly in much of his writing. He has gained a national audience for his unflinching realism, and for what one reviewer called ". . . the humanity and decency that runs through all of Weaver's work" ( St. Paul Pioneer Press).

His short story collection A GRAVESTONE MADE OF WHEAT was a New York Times "notable book." His books have been adapted for radio, stage and film. SWEET LAND, the feature film adaptation of his story "Gravestone Made of Wheat", starring Ned Beatty, premiered in October of 2006. SWEET LAND is also the title of his collection of short stories, which includes the film-inspiring story.

A recent new direction is a memoir, THE LAST HUNTER: AN AMERICAN FAMILY ALBUM, a closely described look at the arc of his family from tiny, immigrant homestead farm in North Dakota to post-modern America.

Weaver is also known for his young adult fiction. MEMORY BOY, a post-apocalyptic novel based on environmental collapse, is widely used in junior and senior high schools across the United States. THE SURVIVORS, just out from HarperCollins, is the long-awaited sequel, and received a "Starred" review from Kirkus.

Other young adult novels include CLAWS, set in northeastern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and featuring outdoor survival with a strong family back-story. FULL SERVICE won starred reviews from Kirkus and Horn Books for its focus on a young man struggling with matters of religious faith and doubt. DEFECT is a novel about a teenager born with a miraculous birth abnormality, and his struggle to fit in (or not). His STRIKING OUT, FARM TEAM and HARD BALL baseball series for young adults has a lasting place in school libraries across the country.

As an author, Mr. Weaver is particularly concerned with youth literacy, and young men in particular. His Motornovel Series includes SATURDAY NIGHT DIRT and its sequel, SUPER STOCK ROOKIE (2009), which focus on dirt track stock car racing. The series starts with a small town speedway and a diverse cast characters who come there, for different reasons, every Saturday night. CHECKERED FLAG CHEATER is the third in this popular series. Reviewed on "Good Morning America," the Motornovels were described as "great teen reads, and not just for boys."

An avid outdoorsman and popular public speaker, Will Weaver lives with his wife on the Mississippi River in northern Minnesota.

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His word pictures and the way he presents his characters are intriguing.
G. Skorczewski
The other stories are amazingly well written as well, but the idea behind "The Gravestone made of Wheat" makes it the jewel of the book.
Hans Mouritzen
I liked all of the stories; they are well written and the characters for the most part feel real.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Hans Mouritzen on September 8, 2007
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I watched the movie Sweet Land before I read the story, A Gravestone made of Wheat, and I loved it. But after reading the 15 page story, I was wondering why in the world the movie director chose to interpret the story as he did. Seems to me he completely missed the essence of the story - which is as elegantly simple as Karen Blixen's Babette's Feast. The other stories are amazingly well written as well, but the idea behind "The Gravestone made of Wheat" makes it the jewel of the book. I love it!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By G. Skorczewski on January 5, 2007
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Will Weaver - what an interesting writer! His word pictures and the way he presents his characters are intriguing. Each story in Sweet Land has a different flavor; some thought provoking and some hysterically funny! Our book club will be adding Will Weaver to our "must read" lists!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Gager on May 12, 2007
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I enjoyed all the stories in this collection. Great reading for relaxation in a hurry. Will reread them all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DM on March 11, 2008
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Wonderfull story telling, wonderful stories of Minnesota farmers.

I'm going back to the library in an hour to look for Red Earth, White Earth by Weaver and A Gravestone Made of Wheat and Other Stories. The rest of his books appear to be geared towards young adults.

Novels and novellas
Saturday Night Dirt (2008)
Defect (2007)
Full Service (2005)
Claws (2003)
Memory Boy (2001)
Hard Ball (1998)
Farm Team (1995)
Striking Out (1993)
Red Earth, White Earth (1986)

Short story collections
Sweet Land (2006)
A Gravestone Made of Wheat and Other Stories (1989)
WWJD

Nonfiction
Barns of Minnesota (with Doug Ohman) (2005) a picture book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By retired ESL teacher on April 21, 2009
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Because I have lived nearly 50 years in the midwest (I am a mountain person and in retirement returned there) I found this book pure delight to remember living among such good, solid people and a refreshing discussion of the land and farms. Great read!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank on June 26, 2012
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I was attracted this book because watching the movie on Nexflix.
I originally thought the movie is about whole book, actually it's not. The movie is based on a chapter of book,"A Gravestone made of Wheat".

But I still love the book when I read it. And the other stories in the book are beautiful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Hewitt on January 24, 2010
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Will Weaver is an accomplished author and this book is a good showcase of his talents. I loved his stories of life in the rural heartland. His characters are vivid, believable and engaging. A very enjoyable read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Gohman on November 24, 2009
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My BookClub picked this book. At first I was disappointed because it is a collection of short stories. However, I was very impressed! The stories are wonderfully written and give you lots to think about. Impressed with in so few pages he could explain complex farming processes that didn't bore. I love supporting MN authors! I will definately look for more of his work and recommend.
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