Animal, vegetable, miracle: a year of food life

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Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

"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.

"Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ."

Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.

"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."

Includes an excerpt from Flight Behavior.

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9780060852559
9780060852566
9781433255847
9780061795831
9780061449932
9780060853570
Reading Level:
UG
Level 8.7, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
1160L
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Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

"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.

"Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ."

Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.

"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."

Includes an excerpt from Flight Behavior.

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subject_facet Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes, Audiobooks, Compact discs, Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes, Farm life -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes, Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes, Hopp, Steven L., -- 1954-, Kingsolver, Barbara, Kingsolver, Camille, -- 1987-
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title_full Animal, Vegetable, Miracle A Year of Food Life, Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life / Barbara Kingsolver, with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver ; original drawings by Richard A. Houser, Animal, vegetable, miracle [sound recording] : [a year of food life] / Barbara Kingsolver, with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver, Animal, vegetable, miracle [sound recording] : a year of food life / Barbara Kingsolver ; with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver
title_short Animal, vegetable, miracle :
title_sub a year of food life
topic_facet Agriculture, Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Compact discs, Country life, Farm life, Food habits, Gardening, Hopp, Steven L, Kingsolver, Barbara, Kingsolver, Camille, Nonfiction