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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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-03
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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On a farm north of San Francisco, celebrated writer Walker diligently cares for a flock of chickens. "The Chicken Chronicles" captures her blossoming relationship with her chickens and is an extraordinary document of personal recovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Pax Ameraucana, or the Chicken Chroniclesp. 1
Who Knew What Would Happen Next?p. 5
Four Brown Eggs! Yaay, Space Nuts!p. 9
What Do Chickens Like to Do?p. 13
Perhaps You've Seen Her?p. 17
I Have a Persistent Thought About My Mother's Thumbp. 21
So I Thought We Would Just Go on Like this Foreverp. 25
Thank You, Rufus!p. 33
Dear Rufus, Agnes, & Cop. 37
Flyingp. 41
Girls!p. 45
How Many Lost on the Journey?p. 49
Gandhi Samadhip. 55
Mommy is Not Pure!p. 59
The Old Foxp. 65
Enough Motherp. 71
Leaving Youp. 77
St. Michaelp. 83
St. Michael, Lover of Animals and Childrenp. 89
The Song Behind the World: The Nuns of Dharamsalap. 97
Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memoriesp. 101
From: Poems for My Girlsp. 111
Grandfather Gandhi¨And Mommy's Experiments with Realityp. 113
A Few Kind Words About Stupidityp. 119
Bearded Ladiesp. 125
In the Night Mommy Hears Mangoes Fallingp. 129
Hi, Gladys, Gladys, Gladys, Gladys, Gladysp. 133
Automaticp. 135
Attachmentp. 141
Mommy Writes About Hortensiap. 145
Mommy is so Thankful to Have You Appearp. 151
Gertrude's Neckp. 157
The First Dayp. 163
Day Twop. 169
Looking Deeplyp. 175
Even Bullies are Missed and Lovedp. 179
Ha Ha, Ha Ha, Ha Ha!p. 183
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