Life in ordinary splendor...
Unhappily married and living in a suburb that lacked community or history, Suzanne McMinn craved a life with a connection to the earth and her family roots. So she made a change -- she filed for divorce and took her three kids to the rough landscapes of rural West Virigina. There she established a lifestyle that includes chickens, goats, sheep, and no pizza delivery options in sight.
It is also in West Virginia that Suzanne meets "52", her love interest who is as enigmatic as his nickname. Through the good times and the bad, McMinn's romance with 52, as frustrating and turbulent as it can be, teaches her that it is possible, even after heartbreak, to find yourself and peace again. Amidst the hectic life of raising a family, milking stubborn cows, being snowed in with no heat, and making your own butter, Suzanne realises that she's living a 40-something's coming-of-age story.
With recipes for various treats interspersed throughout the narrative, as well as hilarious stories about domesticating unruly farm animals, getting to know the locals, and raising three teenage children, CHICKENS IN THE ROAD is, above all, an inspirational story about a woman embracing her self-sufficiency and independence. And it is a reminder that life is a bold adventure, but only if you're willing to live it.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2013
- 234 x 153mm