Imagine my surprised when Vicki picked a book this week that has been in my Montana library for going on 60 or so years. It is “WINTER WHEAT” by Mildred Walker.

If you have read it before, read it again. Especially read it if you are in agriculture, raise wheat or want to know what a woman’s role in agriculture can be.

For this Bison Books edition, James Welch, the acclaimed author of “Winter in the Blood” and other novels introduces Mildred Walker’s vivid heroine, Ellen Webb, who lives in the dry land wheat country of Montana during the early 1940’s. He writes, “It is a story about growing up...

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