Fireside Literary Society Book Discussion - Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories
May 28, 2009
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Library Fireside Room|
|Contact Name||Deb McKeown|
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The May selection is Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories by Will Weaver.
In Sweet Land, several new stories complement the author's hand-picked favorites from the original collection, A Gravestone Made of Wheat. Together, the stories offer a vivid portrait of inter-generational changes in the Midwest. New highlights include, "Blaze of Glory," a poignant tale of an RV road trip and a senior couple. In "Haircut," a young boy and his beloved grandfather struggle to communicate across a great cultural divide. In the capstone story, "The Last Farmer, " a high-tech farmer has a dilemma involving history, tradition, and an old house on his land. The twelve stories in Sweet Land all portray the yearnings of the human spirit and the continuing, sometimes wrenching transformation of America's Midwest.