The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, And Babe: A Memoir

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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.

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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 Walker’s 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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Author Alice Walker
Publisher The New Press
Page Count 208pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 7.5 x .5
Publication Notes paperback
Publication Date April 3, 2012
ISBN 978-1595587749

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