More Letters From Wingfield FarmBook - 2005
Walt Wingfield jumped off the corporate ladder of his Bay Street investment company to embrace the simple life on a hundred-acre farm in the sand hills of Persephone Township. In a series of letters to the editor of the local newspaper, Walt describes his struggle to make ends meet and gain acceptance in a community that distrusts anyone from the big city. His Letters from Wingfield Farm chronicle the modest successes and spectacular defeats of his first three seasons on the farm.Wingfields Hope finds Walt in his fourth season, married to Maggie, the girl next door, and balancing the expenses of the farm with a part-time job at his old firm in the city. He should be happy, but Persephone Township faces an uncertain future. The voices of the old rural community are slipping away. Can they be preserved or will they be lost forever? Can the community move forward or will they always be paralyzed by feuds and rivalries?In creating Persephone Township, Dan Needles has brought to life a marvelous rural community, populated by eccentric philosophers, wily survivors, rascals, cranks and modest heroes. Walt Wingfields brave attempt to embrace a less complicated world constitutes the signal triumph of a clear-eyed spirit over human frailty and natural adversity.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2005.
Branch Call Number: NEE
Characteristics: 198 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: More letters from Wingfield's Farm