Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating (Paperback)

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Subtitled "A Year of Food Life", this delightful memoir is a mixture of scientific facts, delicious cooking tips, and an authentic description of a family's farm life today--in the 21st Century. Barbara Kingsolver, a gifted storyteller, her husband Steven L. Hopp, a scientist, and a college-age daughter, share the authorship of this book. It is an account of their family's resolve to spend one year eating only what they and their near neighbors could harvest---nothing from the super markets, which all year long have citrus from California, bananas from South America, veggies from Florida. Making such a decision was momentous, but being able to succeed at such a project was....well, a miracle! Little daughter Lucy is not one of the authors of this book, but her hands are photographed for the front cover---holding beautiful Christmas lima beans. And her chick-raising project will delight your soul. In addition to a fascinating reading adventure, we are given much "food for thought" about our own eating habits.

— Margaret, Pittsburgh

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“Barbara Kingsolver's account of buying only food raised in her own neighborhood speaks to us all about the urgency of living on, and in, our respective communities.”
— Betsy Goree, The Book Shelf, Tryon, NC



Product Details
ISBN: 9780571233571
ISBN-10: 0571233570
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: April 2008
Pages: 370
Language: English