The Egg and I Author:Betty MacDonald So you would like to buy a little place in the country and get away from it all. Who Wouldn — t. That was Betty MacDonald's dream too, when she married a tall handsome Marine and look to the woods where, she thought blissfully, an egg was a small innocent oval object, good for eating and if properly coaxed reproduction. What she learned about th... more »e egg, baby chicks and suicidal tendencies, insects, moonshineers, Indians, bears, pigs, and Neighbors is the theme of this hilarious story of her education, far from the comforting sidewals of Seattle.« less
Hilariously wry humor! An also-ran teen marries a much older man, is hornswoggled, hog-tied, and bamboozled into following him into the chicken ranch business. Where? Why in western Washington logging country; that's where! What ensues is a witty, heartwarming glimpse into the daily drudgery of farm life amid the local populace: the Kettles, the Hicks, loggers, Indians, oops, Native Americans, moonshiners, and dipsomaniacs. You can almost smell the countryside.