Letters From Wingfield Farm Author:Dan Needles Walt Wingfield has decided to live the life many a city-dweller dreams of: moving to the country and buying a farm. Quitting his job as a Toronto stockbroker, Walt buys a hundred-acre farm on the edge of the Canadian Shield and determines to make a living using only two old racehorses and a single-furrow plow. In a series of letters to the edito... more »r of the local newspaper, Walt chronicles his struggles, modest successes and spectacular failures. The final crisis comes in his third year on the land, when he must decide whether to give it all up and return to the world of finance that he knows best.
In this Canadian classic, Dan Needles has brought to life a marvelously evocative rural community. Walt Wingfield's brave attempt to embrace a less complicated world constitutes the triumph of a clear-eyed spirit over human frailty and opens the door to a world lost to most.« less