Talia's Reviews > The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe: A Memoir
The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe: A Memoir
by Alice Walker
by Alice Walker
Oct 24, 2011
Read in October, 2011
I think that some of my Goodreads compatriots need to chill a little bit. Yes, this is Alice Walker, and yes, she has written some pretty heavy and significant works in the past. But this is different. She says it straight out from the beginning that this is a collection of short musings that were mostly blog posts. Some are lovely and some are random, many are written in the form of letters to her chickens written from Alice's far-flung personal travels in pursuit of better rights for women around the world. Alice writes about unexpected love and devotion from members of her flock, the beauty that is available if you just sit down and watch, our helplessness in the face of sudden loss, and the survival of families (including her own). I liked her thoughts on vegetarianism vs. conscious/conscientious eating and the other small insights unto the private life of a writer I respect immensely. She may have been mostly talking about her chickens, but there was much more to it. Good book. I'm sold. I am buying our peeps as soon as we get back to the mainland.
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