When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down

Author: Joan Morgan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127409

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, bounced me out of the room.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men, where women who treasure their independence frequently prefer men who pick up the tab, where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than forty percent of the population, and where black women are forced to make sense of a world where truth is no longer black and white but subtle, intriguing shades of gray.
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Home to Roost

A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages

Author: Bob Sheasley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429986526

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Each day, Bob Sheasley leaves Lilyfield Farm and heads into the city. And each day, he brings along a basket of eggs for his coworkers at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Depending on the breed of hen, these eggs may be white, green, rose, blue, or as brown as chocolate. And they are all deliciously fresh, a taste of the rural way of life that people have enjoyed for millennia, one in which chickens have played a supporting role for nearly as long. In Home to Roost, Sheasley tells of the intertwined relationship between humans and chickens. He delves into where chickens came from, what their DNA tells us about our kinship, how we've treated our feathered fellow travelers, and the roads we're crossing together. This is a story of agriculture and human migration, of folk medicine and technology, of how we dreamed of the good life, threw it away, and want it back. Modern farming has changed the lives of both bird and man over the past century. But backyard farmers like Sheasley offer hope for a return to the pleasures of locally grown food, as diverse as the chickens he's raised on Lilyfield Farm. With wit and personal insight, Home to Roost examines of how our lives can be changed for the better, with something as simple as a backyard coop.
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All the Fishes Come Home to Roost

An American Misfit in India

Author: Rachel Manija Brown

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623361559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3837

When she was seven, Rachel Manija Brown's parents, post-60s hippies, uprooted her from her native California and moved to an ashram in a cobra-ridden, drought-stricken spot in India. Cavorting through these pages are some wonderfully eccentric characters: the ashram head, Meher Baba, best known as the guru to Pete Townshend of The Who; the librarian, who grunts and howls nightly outside Rachel's window; a holy madman, who shuffles about collecting invisible objects; a middle-aged male virgin, who begs Rachel to critique his epic spiritual poems; and a delusional Russian who arrives at the ashram proclaiming he is Meher Baba reincarnated. Astutely observed and laugh-out-loud funny, All the Fishes Come Home to Roost is an astonishing debut memoir and the arrival of a major new literary talent. The hardcover edition was named a Book Sense Pick and was selected as a Book of the Week by BN.com's Book Club.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Coming Home to Roost

Author: Mary-Anne Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775538592

Category: Young adult fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6488

"Elliot is on the run from a situation that's just too big to handle. Sooner or later, though, it's going to catch up with him. The question is, will he turn and face it head on - or will he let it run him over?"--Publisher information.
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Home to Roost

And Other Peckings

Author: Deborah Devonshire

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444726676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 8869

'My father would not have wasted time reading -- a trait I have inherited from him.' The unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire, the youngest of the Mitford sisters, rings out of this second volume of her occasional writings. As broad and eclectic as her long and eventful life, the pieces range from a ringside view of John F. Kennedy's inauguration and funeral, a valedictory for her local post office, the 1938 London season, Christmas at Chatsworth and the hazards of shopping for clothes when your eyesight is failing. Affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny, her no-nonsense, bang-on-the-nail observations are as good as any antidepressant.
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Home to Roost

Putting Down Roots in Cornwall

Author: Tessa Hainsworth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409052141

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 1607

Seagulls in the Attic left Tessa thrilled as Annie, her best friend from London, fell in love and married a local Cornishman. Alas the newlyweds decide to settle out of the county but Tessa and her husband are delighted when a new young couple arrive in the village fresh from the city. However what looks such a promising new friendship turns to a nightmare as these are people who think money can buy them acceptance - and the village is soon in quiet revolt. Tessa finds herself in the thick of it - and realises that she has grown very strong roots in the community in the two years she has been in Cornwall. Like so many in the country, she has to think about turning her house into a source of income in the summer months. Having finally got the place up to scratch, she and her family are wondering whether to camp for a couple of months when they are asked to take over a B&B owned by friends of friends. Tessa is bubbly, outgoing - but quite inexperienced at being a landlady. She muddles through only with the generous help of the 'customers' on her postal round. Written with her usual warmth and good humour, Tessa Hainsworth enchants us again with her stories of life as a newcomer to 'deep' Cornwall and makes us dwell on the true value and meaning of 'home'.
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Chicken's Come Home to Roost

Author: David Moreland

Publisher: David F. Moreland

ISBN: 9780967176901

Category:

Page: 216

View: 8006

Fulfilling his lifelong dream of living in a small town, Frank Moss, a man devastated after the loss of his child and a painful divorce, moves to the small Georgia town of Eatonton. There Frank meets Aubrey Harrison, a black man brutalized as a child by a powerful man of the town. Falling in love with a local attorney, Doris Anthony, Frank uncovers Doris secrets and those of many other town folk. Compelled to keep her sins, and those of her family, forever secret, Doris sends Frank into the worst Hell imaginable. Based on a true story.
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Home to Roost

Author: Liz Kavanagh

Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company

ISBN: 9780863276866

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3952

Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Chickens Come Home to Roost

A Novel

Author: Lewis Baker Hilles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 307

View: 5250

Posted in American fiction

Coming Home to Roost

A Novel

Author: Gerald Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 337

View: 9708

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Pink Mist

Author: Owen Sheers

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 0385541759

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 8743

From the author of I Saw a Man comes a powerful drama in verse that captures both the trauma of modern warfare and the difficulty of transitioning back to normal life after combat. In early 2008, three young friends from Bristol decide to join the army and are deployed to the conflict in Afghanistan. Within a short space of time the three men return to the women in their lives—a wife, a mother, a girlfriend—all of whom must now share the psychological and physical aftershocks of military service. Written from the points of view of each soldier, Sheers explores not only their experiences in the field of battle, but also the grueling process of recovery following a debilitating injury, the strain of PTSD on a new marriage, and the emotional toll of survivor's guilt among soldiers and their loved ones at home. Drawing on interviews with soldiers and their families, Pink Mist illuminates the enduring human cost of war and its all too often devastating effect upon the young lives pulled into its orbit. A work of great dramatic power, documentary integrity, and emotional intensity.
Posted in Poetry

Coming Home to Roost

Author: Gertrude Elizabeth Grant

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781445536514

Category:

Page: 360

View: 6250

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Coming Home to Roost

Author: Jean St. Leger Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cape Town (South Africa)

Page: 134

View: 9140

Posted in Cape Town (South Africa)

Home to Roost

Author: C. Hocking

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482341041

Category:

Page: 388

View: 7766

Home To Roost is the story of Marian Hardwick, a ruthless woman who has achieved everything she ever desired to become the most powerful woman in the country. She is admired by some, but seen as brutal, calculating and manipulative by others. Only two men really know her - her husband and her brother - but one loves her and the other hates her. When one threatens to destroy her by revealing a secret buried deep in her past, the other can save her, but first he must break her completely. Marian's life spins out of control as everything she ever believed in is exposed as a lie. If she is to survive, she must confront the greatest challenge to her sanity - the truth about herself.
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Coming Home to Roost

A Play in Two Acts

Author: David Edgecombe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caribbean drama (English)

Page: 63

View: 3547

Posted in Caribbean drama (English)

Home to Roost

Author: Andrew Garve

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1743545088

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

View: 5961

It is one thing to commit a murder, another to confess to it, as mystery writer Walter Haines finds out. When popular TV actor Max Ryland is stabbed to death in his cottage, Walter is safely in Portugal. His wife had run off with Max so Walter has every reason to be bitter and vengeful, but enough to commit murder? Then Walter, for his own reasons, chooses to confess to the crime. The police insist that he re-enact the murder exactly as he alleged he committed it and they lie in wait to time him and trap him at every turn. Can Walter convince the police of his guilt by breaking a perfect alibi? And which is genuine, the alibi—or the confession? ‘I was thrilled to read this book. Garve is a master; every word made you want to read the next. A superb work of art. A great book.’ Dick Francis ‘A distinctly original variation on the whodunit.’ Maurice Richardson, Observer ‘A beautifully conceived and executed story.’ Birmingham Post
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Seagulls in the Attic

Author: Tessa Hainsworth

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444806755

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 2691

In this work, life is becoming hard for Tessa and her family as they realize that being part of a small community is not quite the idyll they had been lead to believe. However, Tessa finds the fun and resilience she needs to turn all the hardships to her advantage - eventually.
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