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Alice Walker's Chicken Chronicles

alice-walker-chickens-150.jpgAuthor Alice Walker's latest memoir The Chicken Chronicles covers the author's lifelong experiences with chickens. She talked to San Francisco Chronicle about the book, from wringing the neck of her family's dinner when she was nine ("excruciatingly tender-hearted, as a child this must have wrecked a part of me") to the personalities of her current flock ("Hortensia - she's tough, she will eat her own eggs. She's an existentialist"). [San Francisco Chronicle]