Woefield Farm is a sprawling thirty acres of scrub land,complete with dilapidated buildings and one half-sheared,lonely sheep named Bertie. It’s “run”—in the loosestpossible sense of the word—by Prudence Burns, an energetic,well-intentioned twenty-something New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, but without an iota of related skills or experience.Prudence, who inherited the farm from her uncle, soondiscovers that the bank is about to foreclose on Woefield Farm,which means that Prudence has to turn things around, fast. Butfear not! She’ll be assisted by Earl, a spry seventy-something,banjo-playing foreman with a distrust of newfangled ideasand a substantial family secret; Seth, the alcoholic, celebrity-bloggingboy-next-door, who hasn’t left the house since ascandal with his high-school drama teacher; and Sara Spratt,a highly organized eleven-year-old looking for a home for herprizewinning chickens, including one particularly randy fellowsoon to be christened Alec Baldwin.
Full of offbeat charm and characters you won’t soon forget,The Woefield Poultry Collective is a heartwarming novelabout learning how to take on a challenge, facing your fears,and finding friendship in the most unlikely of places. With alternatingnarratives, Susan Juby shows how a team of misfitscan find acceptance and success, even with—and sometimes inspite of—their highly unorthodox approach.
"You will cheer for Susan Juby's delightful cast of characters... As funny as it is heartbreaking, and in voices as original as the story itself, you won't soon forget the inhabitants of Woefield Farm."
- Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart ()