The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendo [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendo

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595586896
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,253,127
  • File size: 419 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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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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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Great Read Until She Brought MJ Into It

    I just got chickens in my backyard and was enjoying this book on my Nook. It was great to go through the discovery and enjoyment of having chickens with Alice Walker .... until the chapter on Michael Jackson's death. What this has to do with a chicken dying is beyond me. I skimmed the chapter, only to find the next chapter entitled "St. Michael, Lover of Animals and Children." I didn't buy this book to read about a pedaphile! It didn't belong in this book and I otherwise would have given it 5 stars. I felt like someone interrupted my private reading enjoyment with putrid verbal vomit. She should keep her views on pedaphiles (especially with that chapter title!) out of a book about innocent chickens. I know that she is trying to relate the day to day observance of chickens to people in her life, but two chapters to this utter nonesense will make sure that I never read anything else by Walker.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Enjoyed it

    This is a book that you will either love or hate
    I have and love chickens but don't call myself mom
    Liked her insights on the various issues of the world
    I would recommend it only to those who have a new age attitude or understanding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    I wasn't familiar with the author when I started reading this bo

    I wasn't familiar with the author when I started reading this book but found the writing boring, arrogant and self-indulgent.

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    Posted January 6, 2013

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