Home to Woefield A Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Susan Juby|
|Originally published: Canada: HarperCollins Canada, 2010.|
From the Publisher:
Prudence Burns, a well-intentioned New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, just inherited Woefield Farmthirty acres of scrubland, dilapidated buildings, and one half-sheared sheep. But the bank is about to foreclose, so Prudence must turn things around fast! Fortunately she'll have help from Earl, her banjo-playing foreman with a family secret; Seth, the neighbor who hasn't left the house since a high school scandal; and Sara Spratt, an eleven-year-old who's looking for a home for her prize-winning chickens.
Home to Woefield is about learning how to take on a challenge, face your fears, and find friendship in the most unlikely of places.
Combining the resources of an elderly caretaker and two idiosyncratic, underage neighbors, Prudence Burns aims to revive her uncle's farmstead before a bank can claim the debt-ridden land. Susan Juby's novel makes full comic use of her rural character's eccentricities and Prudence's city-slicker ways in HOME TO WOEFIELD, a classic tale of teamwork and underdog odds. With just the patch of inherited dirt, a sheep with only half its coat of wool, bolstered by the ingenuity--and chickens--belonging to tiny Sara Spratt, will Prudence rouse the ragtag outfit into indomitable agrarian entrepreneurs?