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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agne

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Praised as “a book-long spell—hypnotic” in the Los Angeles Times, this remarkable book by the celebrated writer Alice Walker tells the story of her flock of chickens. Over time, her blossoming relationship with “her girls” became a source of inspiration, strength, and spiritual exploration, and helped Walker connect more profoundly with her own past as a girl in rural Georgia.

Walker has recorded this journey in The Chicken Chronicles, an extraordinary document of personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals. Hailed by Utne Reader as “poignant and wonderfully eccentric,” each of Walkers thirty-seven essays addresses “her girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at a great distance, from her journeys to Bali and Dharamsala as a witness and activist for peace and justice.

With “illuminating and wonderfully wacky ruminations” (Kirkus), The Chicken Chronicles is a new treat for Walker fans, a powerful touchstone for anyone seeking a deeper connection with the natural world, and a celebration of chickens everywhere!

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Here is a glorious, offbeat, compassionate, and “eccentrically inspirational” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir in which Alice Walker shares her experiences raising and caring for a flock of chickens. In pieces that are by turns moving, thoughtful, and utterly captivating, Walker addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at a great distance, during her travels to Bali and Dharamsala as an activist for peace and justice. On the way, she invites readers along on a surprising journey of inspiration, strength, and spiritual discovery.

Uplifting, heartbreaking, and memorable, The Chicken Chronicles lets us see a new and deeply personal side of one of the most inspiring writers of our time. It is also a powerful touchstone for anyone seeking a deeper connection with the natural world.

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Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe.

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Leslie Joseph, May 7, 2012 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
Absolutely delightful read! If you are an Alice Walker fan, take this little book as an opportunity to drink in more of her personal life and musings. Never read her before? Jump right in with this humorous, insightful book full of love and learning. Once you meet the chickens (Rufus, Agnes of God, Gertrude Stein, and so on), life will never quite look the same...
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ISBN:
9781595587749
Author:
Walker, Alice
Publisher:
New Press
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Biography - General
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120431
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Praised as “a book-long spell—hypnotic” in the Los Angeles Times, this remarkable book by the celebrated writer Alice Walker tells the story of her flock of chickens. Over time, her blossoming relationship with “her girls” became a source of inspiration, strength, and spiritual exploration, and helped Walker connect more profoundly with her own past as a girl in rural Georgia.

Walker has recorded this journey in The Chicken Chronicles, an extraordinary document of personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals. Hailed by Utne Reader as “poignant and wonderfully eccentric,” each of Walkers thirty-seven essays addresses “her girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at a great distance, from her journeys to Bali and Dharamsala as a witness and activist for peace and justice.

With “illuminating and wonderfully wacky ruminations” (Kirkus), The Chicken Chronicles is a new treat for Walker fans, a powerful touchstone for anyone seeking a deeper connection with the natural world, and a celebration of chickens everywhere!

"Synopsis" by ,
Here is a glorious, offbeat, compassionate, and “eccentrically inspirational” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir in which Alice Walker shares her experiences raising and caring for a flock of chickens. In pieces that are by turns moving, thoughtful, and utterly captivating, Walker addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at a great distance, during her travels to Bali and Dharamsala as an activist for peace and justice. On the way, she invites readers along on a surprising journey of inspiration, strength, and spiritual discovery.

Uplifting, heartbreaking, and memorable, The Chicken Chronicles lets us see a new and deeply personal side of one of the most inspiring writers of our time. It is also a powerful touchstone for anyone seeking a deeper connection with the natural world.

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