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Woefield Poultry Collective

by (author) Susan Juby

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
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    $19.99 USD

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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.

About the author

SUSAN JUBY is the author of the critically acclaimed Getting The Girl and Another Kind Of Cowboy, as well as the bestselling Alice series (Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers; Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last) and her latest novel for adults, The Woefield Poultry Collective. After dropping out of fashion college and attaining a BA from the University of British Columbia, Susan went to work in the book industry. She holds a master’s degree in publishing. She currently lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, James, and their dog, who prefers to remain anonymous. Visit her online at

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Editorial Reviews

"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 ()

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