Friday, October 8, 2021


Chickens. Could it really be that the meaning of life has everything to do with the chickens? Jackie Polzin’s debut novel titled, Brood, pulls readers into the story of a nameless narrator who wants to keep her four chickens alive through a brutal Minnesota winter. We have all the other building blocks of life in this novel: family, predators, and hope. We spend a year over the course of this book with interesting characters and chickens, laughing and grieving, in the cycles we experience in every well-lived life. Polzin’s fine writing will appeal to all readers who appreciate literary fiction. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Brood from

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