Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor by Suzanne McMinn
I’m going to be perfectly honest, if you don’t read this book, you aren’t a good person. There, said it. Done. Go buy it.
This book chronicles the adventures of Suzanne McMinn, a post-divorce mother with three children and a dream to have her own farm. From meeting her new love (52 is his name) to buying and creating their own farm in the foothills of Appalachia (West Virginia), it’s a thrilling story told straight from the heart. It’s fun, humorous, and heartbreaking all at the same time. It also comes with it’s own blog! Chickens in the Road Blog
My Opinion: (Possible Spoilers)
This book is hilarious and causes a bit of anxiety. Suzanne explains how she got divorced, packed up, and moved across the country to West Virginia to her family’s roots and into the Slanted Little House. There, she meets her cousin Mark and his mother, Georgia, who is by far the funniest old person I know. She tells how she met 52 (that’s his name) and how they developed a relationship without marriage (both being divorced). They decided to go 50/50 on a farm and they went to work, building their dreams. There are major bumps in the road with all the people in the book, but in the end, everything turns out alright.
I could not put this book down. I read it in three days (between grad classes) and loved every minute of it. I found the story very relatable and I could enjoy everything that happened while going through the bad stuff with them too. I want to visit Suzanne’s farm one day, when I get the chance, and meet these wonderful people.
Easy 5 out of 5.
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