Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
I'm a fan of several of Barbara Kingsolver's novels, including The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, and Pigs in Heaven. And now, together with her daughter, Camille, she's written her first non-fiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, a recounting of her family's move from the Arizona desert to a family farm in Appalachia.
As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain.
This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air.
The book follows the family's life through one year living more in sync with the seasons, paying closer attention to their foods' sources and looking to live sustainably.
Buy Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
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Posted by Jess Brooks at March 30, 2007 9:55 AM