I particularly enjoyed the essay, "Killing Chickens," because I thought that the story was different and interesting. I liked the quote "Our old house smelled good, of wood and the pancakes the three of us has eaten this morning, in that other world of hope and tight determination before Ashley's phone call. We lived on a ridge high over the the mouth of the Damariscotta River on the coast of Maine. From our beds, the ocean to the edge of the Old World." I specifically liked this quote because it painted a picture in my head of exactly the way that their house looked, where it was, and how it smelled.