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Still Life with Chickens

Starting Over in a House by the Sea

Catherine Goldhammer - Author

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ISBN 9780452288485 | 192 pages | 24 Apr 2007 | Plume | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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In this beautifully written and frequently funny memoir, Catherine Goldhammer, newly separated, along with her twelve-year-old daughter, starts life anew in a cottage by the sea, in a rustic town where live bait is sold from vending machines. Partly to please her daughter and partly for reasons not clear to her at the time, she begins this year of transition by purchasing six baby chickens—whose job, she comes to suspect, is to pull her and her daughter forward out of one life and into another. An unforgettable story filled with hope and grace, Still Life with Chickens shows how transcendent wisdom can be found in the most unlikely of places.

When divorce takes [Goldhammer] . . . to a honky-tonk town with a preteen daughter and six chickens in tow, there is no still life! Only deeply felt, humorous, and, at last, happy life. (More magazine)


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