- Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe
- Narrated by: Alice Walker
- Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-21-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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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By Ann Macy on 07-03-12
Dedicated Chicken Enthusiast cannot bear to finish
Would you try another book from Alice Walker and/or Alice Walker?
This is my first exposure to the famous and well loved author and it is my last investment in her works. I was so excited to find this book. I have loved anything about chickens, until I began to listen to this book. I raise a small flock and find the caring for and enjoying the birds to be one of the finest experiences. Reading many books on their care, behavior, and health has been a huge pleasure.I could not even finish listening to this book. The author's view of herself is endlessly saccharine "mommy this and mommy that" and self congratulatory (in the face of frankly neglecting one of her birds literally to death). Her ignorance about chicken safety and common preventative measure for their protection from predators, can be easily learned through available blogs, books, films and chicken owners. Any reference to this is ignored by the author as she endlessly "goo goo talks" about herself, downplaying any accountability for the tragedies her birds experience. If you are perhaps a fan of the author, this narcissistic narrative may have context for you that makes it pleasant. I am sorry for her birds and the negligence they have experienced and hope that my lesson from this book is helpful. To me taking any creature into my care charges me with responsibility to protect their well being with great diligence. Our pets, children, friends, plants, livestock are not there to merely reflect back upon our egos.
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By Michelle on 07-24-15
Great story for Chicken Ladies and other animal lovers
It is refreshing to hear a love for chickens, nature, and the world itself. Much of this book shares my thoughts and meditations I have each day I am outside in my yard with my dog and 6 chickens. Thank you Alice Walker for sharing your memoir.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful