Wheat that Springeth Green

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Wheat That Springeth Green is J. F. Powers's last novel. It chronicles the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of Joe Hackett, a Midwestern Catholic who becomes a priest and dreams of being a saint. It was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1988, reprinted by Pocket Books in 1990 (ISBN 9780671682217), and republished by The New York Review of Books in 2000.