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Each of Walker’s thirty-seven Chronicles addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at great distance,...

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Overview

On a farm north of San Francisco, the celebrated writer Alice Walker diligently cares for a flock of chickens. The Chicken Chronicles captures her blossoming relationship with her chickens over the months and years and is an extraordinary document of personal recovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.

Each of Walker’s thirty-seven Chronicles addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at great distance, from her journeys to Bali, Dharamsala, and Gaza, as a witness and activist for peace and justice.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780297865117
  • Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011

Meet the Author

Alice Walker
Alice Walker
In her highly praised fiction and her wide-ranging nonfiction, Pulitzer-winning author Alice Walker often concerns herself with various types of violence toward women. Her stories are often painful to read, but she uncovers insights about race, gender and human resilience along the way.

Biography

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Alice Malsenior Walker (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Mendocino, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 9, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eatonton, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63

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