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Extended Audio Sample Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Alice Walker
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For the past several years, on a farm north of San Francisco, the celebrated writer Alice Walker has diligently cared for a flock of chickens. Over time, her blossoming relationship with her girls became a source of inspiration, strength, and spiritual discovery, 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.

Each of Walker's 38 chronicles 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.

By turns uplifting and heartbreaking, 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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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 10/11/2011

    " Alice Walker's story of her chickens. I just can't get into reading a book where the author constantly refers to herself as their "mommy" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 9/19/2011

    " This is Alice Walker’s account of a year in the life of her flock of chickens. But it’s also much more than that. Beautifully written, it’s a joy to read – a truly gorgeous little book. Very highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/3/2011

    " as someone who has developed a relationship with her chicken flock and gleaned many unexpected insights from them, i loved meeting alice walker and her 'girls' in this collection of stories. surely, she is a mother to many who have not yet met her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 7/30/2011

    " Although this book was not what I was expecting, I enjoyed some of the author's insights and the continued connection she reinforces with all life and people. A bit over-precious at times, but still fun and more amusing than I had thought a book about raising chickens might be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shandra | 7/29/2011

    " Just not your typical Alice Walker book. Imagine your grandmother journaling about her experience with raising and having a "pet-like" relationship with her chickens!!!!! I should have read the flap before picking it up; that's my fault. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 7/10/2011

    " Wonderful! Every word written by Alice Walker is like poetry to me. She feels about her chickens as I do. I've recommended this to all my chicken loving friends.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shushlibrarian | 6/14/2011

    " Though I loved The Color Purple and am fond of Alice Walker in general, I can't say I was awestruck by this book. Sweet, yes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/10/2011

    " I thought I was the only Crazy Chicken Lady on the planet. Glad to know that Alice Walker is with me on this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 5/9/2011

    " This is the first book I've read by Alice Walker. It is filled with the joy of getting to know her "girls," and reflects the thoughtfulness and compassion for all beings that have made her such a beloved author. "

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About the Author
Author Alice Walker

Alice Walker, one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.