Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them." Animal, vegetable, miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment. They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families: a refrigerator packed with processed, factory-farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels. In their search for another way to eat and live, they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HarperCollins, 2007.
ISBN: 9780061449932
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)


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Jan 20, 2012

This is a fabulous book for anyone interested in healthy eating and food production.

Dec 29, 2007

Excellent book! A must read for anyone concerned about the food we eat and the world we live in. Hope everyone reads it and learns more about how the choices we make in foods impacts everything around us. Highly entertaining, humorous and educational at the same time. Great author.

Aug 31, 2007

I love Barbara Kingsolver's books! To get to listen to her read her own work is such a treat. Especially this book which is totally autobiographical. And the information definitely gives you "food for thought" Definitely well worth reading and/or listening to


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