Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Home To Woefield

This was a really enjoyable novel and I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times--and it is hard to get me to laugh at a book.

Home to Woefield by Susan Juby is about Prudence, who inherits a farm from her distant Uncle.  Her dreams of living on a farm, and growing enough produce to be a "regular" at a local farmer's market are coming true!  Until she gets to the farm, and realizes it's a dump.  Money and hard work are required to turn it around, and she's running out of time before the bank claims the farm.  

Prudence is joined at the farm by some oddball characters:  Earl, the farmhand who lives in a cabin and doesn't talk much; Seth, a young man who writes a heavy metal blog and remains in a funk from an embarrassing high school event; and Sara, a young girl from town who needs a place to keep her show chickens.  Each tells about the unfolding events at the farm in their own voices, as does Prudence.  

Anyone who wants to read about small acre farming, determination against all odds, bluegrass, and just plain old funny stuff should read this.  It's really a sweet book, and I enjoyed every page.  

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