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

Alice Walker (Author)
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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.

Product Details

$17.95  $16.51
New Press
Publish Date
April 03, 2012
5.2 X 0.7 X 7.4 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About 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.


"Rich, with offbeat, unexpected details... [an] ideal blend between earnestness and self-deprecation that makes this book so engaging."
--The Washington Post

"With an eye for wonderment and plenty of surprising wry humor... The Chicken Chronicles is work bringing home to roost."
--The Philadelphia Tribune

"[These] poignant and wonderfully eccentric short essays... illuminate some of life's weightiest lessons. Who knew all of this could be found in a backyard henhouse?"
--Utne Reader