Minnesota Historical Society

Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories

$ 16.95


Includes "A Gravestone Made of Wheat", the story that inspired the indie film, Sweet Land.

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.


  • By: Will Weaver
  • Format: Paper, 208 pages, 5” x 8½,” $16.95
  • Publisher: MNHS Press
  • Product ##: 978-0873515566


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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