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Join us at the library or online Saturday, February 24th at 2 p.m. for a talk with author and journalist Tove Danovich.
“Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Chickens and the People Who Love Them,” is an immersive blend of chicken-keeping memoir and animal welfare reporting. Danovich explores the lives of these quirky and mysterious birds, told through endearing interviews with the people breeding, training, healing, and adoring chickens. Woven with delightful and sometimes heartbreaking anecdotes from her own henhouse, she proves that chickens are so much more than what they bring to the table.
Tove Danovich is a freelance journalist and culture reporter who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many others. She now lives outside Portland, where she keeps eight chickens.
“A heartfelt account of raising pet hens. . . Anyone who’s mulled the possibility of setting up a backyard coop will find this the next best thing.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Illuminate[s] [chickens’] smart — and varyingly sweet and sassy — personalities.” ―NPR’s Short Wave
“A call to arms, but in an entertainingly written, well-paced way. It certainly makes you think.” ―Kate Green, Country Life
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