Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir by Alice…

The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (2011)

by Alice Walker

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1064184,612 (3.41)6
Recounts the author's experiences caring for a flock of chickens on a farm north of San Francisco, documenting her personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 6 mentions

Showing 4 of 4
A precious gem. ( )
  tamora | Jul 24, 2012 |
Alice Walker manages to tease a whole (short) book about her experiences raising chickens. I'll read with pleasure anything she writes and I came to like those chickens too. ( )
  gbelik | Jul 3, 2012 |
Yes, this book is technically about a Pulitzer Prize winning author turned rural chicken farmer, but it's also a heartwarming and heartbreaking tale about self discovery and learning to deal with the hardships associated with love/loss as we mature. It's more emotional than scientific or technical, but I appreciated how the author related her insights in brief, poignant vignettes and poetry rather than diluting the stories with long weepy narratives. While only a minor part of the book, I thought Walker's views on fencing in rather than out were particularly interesting. Bottom Line: This book is no "The Color Purple" but it is an enjoyable, compassionate and relevant read. A recommend for anybody considering a coop of their own and anyone else exploring the role humans play (and should play) in the natural world. ( )
  dele2451 | Aug 8, 2011 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
"Drink deeply. Live in serenity and joy." -Buddha
First words
One afternoon, I noticed, as if for the first time, a chicken and her brood crossing the path in front of me.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.41)
2 3
2.5 1
3 11
3.5 1
4 8
5 3

Recorded Books

An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 146,252,303 books! | Top bar: Always visible