Chickens in the Road : An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor
Founder of the popular blog chickensintheroad.com and former romance writer Suzanne McMinn leaves her city life behind and returns to her West Virginian roots in search of love, strength, and self-sustainable living in this memoir.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 566.99g
- 22 Nov 2013
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- 16-Page Four Colour Insert; 50 Colour Photographs
"McMinn's daily adventures are told with zest and charisma; she can fashion a riveting tale from an event as simple as a delivery of sweet potatoes." -- New York Times Book Review "[McMinn] found her road to self-realization much rockier than she imagined, but ultimately very satisfying...in her heart-on-her-sleeve, nutty narrative, she had to face the necessity for her own self-sufficiency...In this enjoyable memoir, she learned by trial and error how to do everything from scratch." -- Publishers Weekly "With three reluctant children and a seemingly reliable lover in tow, McMinn began to build the farm of her dreams, but nothing went quite as planned...Writing with the keen attentionto detail of the seasoned author she is, McMinn relates the unexpected challenges that came along." -- Booklist "Lively, whimsical...McMinn outlines the trials and tribulations of adjusting to new routines without her old companions to join her; this ultimately paves the way for an epiphany or two." -- Library Journal "A mature woman's heartbreaking, heroic, and hilarious coming of age story. To McMinn, life is a bold adventure, but only if you live it. And, boy, does she ever!" -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Great Escape "Humorous and inspirational...a page-turning pep talk for anyone who's ever wanted to quit their day job and do something different with their life. McMinn's tale will leave you eager to leap, and build your wings on the way down, too." -- Susan McCorkindale, Author, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl "A story of lessons learned...[McMinn's] transition into her own farmhouse and expansion into real farm living provided rich fodder for the one thing she knew she could do well: write." -- Charleston Daily Mail
About Suzanne McMinn
Suzanne McMinn former romance writer turned intrepid farm girl, is the creator of the incredibly popular personal website www.chickensintheroad.com. A professional writer, teacher, and photographer, she is the author of twenty-six published novels and writes a bimonthly column for the Charleston Daily Mail. She lives in West Virginia.