The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker
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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.
 

About Alice Walker

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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, including We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For and The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (both published by The New Press). Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.
 
Published May 10, 2011 by The New Press. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of imparts life lessons and sage wisdom through the care and feeding of a delightful flock of chickens.

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Scotsman.com

She blethers away with great warmth about the particulars of her travels, gives chapter and verse, literally, on Michael Jackson's death, with evidence of bloggy beginnings alive and well thanks to the fragmented chronology, her amusing digressions and bizarre chapter titles such as "Four Brown E...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Walker has recorded this journey in The Chicken Chronicles, an extraordinary document of personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to
animals.

Each of Walker’s thirty-eight chronicles addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity o...

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Story Circle Book Reviews

Walker's mind and spirit roam free as she talks to her chickens, about Michael and others, sits in the hen yard with chickens on her lap, emoting and expressing herself with all of her flock.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose prolific literary output includes fiction, volumes of poetry, and powerful nonfiction collections.

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Kepler's

The Chicken Chronicles are fresh and colorful as new laid eggs in a basket.

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