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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life 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 US 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 Hud 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

About the Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist, and poet She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in Africa in her early childhood Kingsolver earned degrees in Biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels Her most famous works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non fiction account of her family s attempts to eat locally.Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity, and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments Each of her books published since 1993 have been on The New York Times Best Seller list Kingsolver has received numerous awards, including the UK s Orange Prize for Fiction 2010, for The Lacuna and the National Humanities Medal She has been nominated for the PEN Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize.In 2000, Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize to support literature of social change Kingsolver was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1955 and grew up in Carlisle in rural Kentucky When Kingsolver was seven years old, her father, a physician, took the family to the former Republic of Congo in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo Her parents worked in a public health capacity, and the family lived without electricity or running water.After graduating from high school, Kingsolver attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on a music scholarship, studying classical piano Eventually, however, she changed her major to biology when she realized that classical pianists compete for six job openings a year, and the rest of them get to play Blue Moon in a hotel lobby She was involved in activism on her campus, and took part in protests against the Vietnam war She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1977, and moved to France for a year before settling in Tucson, Arizona, where she would live for much of the next two decades In 1980 she enrolled in graduate school at the University of Arizona, where she earned a Master s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology.Kingsolver began her full time writing career in the mid 1980s as a science writer for the university, which eventually lead to some freelance feature writing She began her career in fiction writing after winning a short story contest in a local Phoenix newspaper In 1985 she married Joseph Hoffmann their daughter Camille was born in 1987 She moved with her daughter to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a year during the first Gulf war, mostly due to frustration over America s military involvement After returning to the US in 1992, she separated from her husband.In 1994, Kingsolver was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, DePauw University She was also married to Steven Hopp, that year, and their daughter, Lily, was born in 1996 In 2004, Kingsolver moved with her family to a farm in Washington County, Virginia, where they currently reside In 2008, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Duke University, where she delivered a commencement address entitled How to be Hopeful.In a 2010 interview with The Guardian, Kingsolver says, I never wanted to be famous, and still don t, the universe rewarded me with what I dreaded most She says created her own website just to compete with a plethora of fake ones, as a defence to protect my family from misinformation Wikipedia abhors a vacuum If you don t define yourself, it will get done for you in colourful ways.

10 thoughts on “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

  1. says:

    I do not want to have lunch with Barbara Kingsolver I do not want to sit across the table from this self satisfied woman and have her gently scold me for eating imported world traveler foods, like bananas I also d

  2. says:

    This book was one of my big disappointments so far this year, because I went in thinking I d really like it and wound up so unimpressed that I think I actually hated it The premise of the book is an interesting one, so int

  3. says:

    Barbara Kingsolver has long been one of my favorite writers, but this most recent book was a bit of a mixed bag for me The book covers the year she and her family spent eating only food they had either grown themselves or purchased

  4. says:

    Wellnormally I am a Kingsolver fan I like the way she writes simple and straight forward Her stories, both long an short are well done But this book just really pissed me off It s a non fiction account of her back to the land movement with

  5. says:

    Dear Barbara Kingsolver,I m very sorry, but I m abandoning my attempt to read your book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which chronicles the year your family spent living on your farm in Virginia attempting to eat only local, sustainable food.I adore yo

  6. says:

    I can forgive the obvious shortcommings of this book for three significant reasons First, I believe wholeheartedly that by purchasing as much locally grown made food as possible we can solve our fossil fuel dependency Secondly, by the luck of the draw I can

  7. says:

    I read this Then I gave it my sister, then she gave it to a friend Where it went from then I don t know, but I am reasonably confident that this book was of no practical use to any of us.I m tempted to say that everybody is haunted by the dream of the good life, when

  8. says:

    You have to read this book Not just because it conveys an important message about the sustainability and environmental impact of our foodways Not just because its Year in Provence style charm makes Appalachia sound as alluring as the French or Italian countryside no euros req

  9. says:

    This book gave me desires Deep dark desires forgardening And making my own cheese And doingthings from scratch And doing them now.The thing is, these are all things I have aspirations to do anyway, but my way is rather slower than the way Barbara Kingsolver and her family approached t

  10. says:

    This books is not AT ALL in my normal wheelhouse, and I m still scratching my head as to why I suddenly felt impelled to order it onand read it It s non fiction, which, nothing against non fiction, but again, not a genre I normally go out and buy I might read non fiction if it s a gift, or lib

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