Trouble signing in? This would have been four stars if the chicken hadn't kept bursting into tears. ‧ Women become horseback librarians in 1930s Kentucky and face challenges from the landscape, the weather, and the men around them. No longer content to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted of All this is expertly paced, unfurling before the book is half finished; a reader can guess what is coming. Ze vindt een ei en broedt het uit; het blijkt een wilde eend te zijn. Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books. THE HEN WHO DREAMED SHE COULD FLY. The book, which has been on the bestsellers list in Korea for a long time, has been adapted to a film, a play, a musical and a comic book, and has also been translated into many languages. Gliding through the air with her large, beautiful wings, Sprout looked down at everything below--the reservoir and the fields in a snowstorm, and the weasel limping away, a scrawny hen dangling from her jaws. The novel opens 14 years later as Desiree, fleeing a violent marriage in D.C., returns home with a different relative: her 8-year-old daughter, Jude. Hwang’s story of Sprout also speaks of family and love, of courage and loss, and of the value of the individual in the face of mindless conformity. Sun-Mi Hwang Een dun boekje over een legbatterijkip die zich weet te bevrijden. I've seen this described as Charlotte's Web with chickens. FAMILY LIFE & FRIENDSHIP, by That night, Sprout slips into the barn with the other farm animals, but she’s shunned. She writes about Kentucky with lush descriptions of the landscape and tender respect for the townspeople, most of whom are poor, uneducated, and grateful for the chance to learn. by The scene in which Stella adopts her White persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion. Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism. HISTORICAL FICTION | brings an often forgotten slice of history to life. The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang - review 'After just reading the first page, I was completely sucked into this story bursting with originality' That'sMe. Bennett's novel plays with its characters' nagging feelings of being incomplete—for the twins without each other; for Jude’s boyfriend, Reese, who is trans and seeks surgery; for their friend Barry, who performs in drag as Bianca. by Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Sprout, near suffocation, hears a warning from Straggler, a stray mallard duck tagging along with the farm’s other ducks. Margery doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, rejects marriage, and would rather be on horseback than in a kitchen. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly displays the almost impossible fight against all odds to survive to fulfil ones dreams as Sprout’s chance at freedom finally appears, paradoxically, as the decision is made to cull her. Bennett keeps all these plot threads thrumming and her social commentary crisp. Categories: But when she and Bennett settle in Baileyville, Kentucky, she realizes that her life consists of nothing more than staying in their giant house all day and getting yelled at by his unpleasant father, who owns a coal mine. Categories: influencers in the know since 1933. GENERAL FICTION, by She has always wanted to lay an egg and be able to sit on it and hatch it and raise the chick, so imagine her happiness when she finds a deserted egg that she is able to hatch! Alice spends long days in terrible weather on horseback, but she finally feels happy in her new life in Kentucky, even as her marriage to Bennett is failing.