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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp

Published: 2008-04-29
Paperback : 400 pages
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Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, ...

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Introduction

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

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What factors the author cited do you think contribute most to America's obesity epidemic?
Do your children know where their food comes from?
Do your grown children value a home-cooked meal and are they able to cook themselves? Why not?
by smulcon (see profile) 09/14/09

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by kindlfif2 (see profile) 02/06/10
Plan a trip to your Farmers' Market!
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by KRoby (see profile) 09/17/20

 
  "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life"by [email protected] (see profile) 05/01/20

In light of the Corona virus food supply/distribution issues this country is having now, we all need to think locally, and help those who live in food deserts.

 
by Djbg1 (see profile) 05/23/15

 
  "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"by jackiefm (see profile) 10/27/10

The Group really enjoyed reading this title. We had read one of Ms. Kingsolver's fiction titles in the past and we were pleased with this title as well.
Most of the members were familar wit
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  "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"by kindlfif2 (see profile) 02/06/10

Written with a pleasing sense of humor. Written with built in resources that can be used to further ones knowledge of our food sources. A family colaboration, writing the book as well as the eating locally... (read more)

 
  "Animal,Vegetable,Miracle"by PBenton (see profile) 02/03/10

Will make you more carefully consider your food choices at the supermarket and elsewhere.

 
  "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"by TuesdayBookClub (see profile) 01/31/10

As a retired gardener and healthy eater I delighted in gaining insights that will change how I shop, cook, eat and think about food. I hated to finish this book. I just "relished" sharing the adventure... (read more)

 
  "Lively discussion and occasion for locavore banquet"by smulcon (see profile) 09/14/09

Our book club mostly enjoyed this book. We all enjoy cooking and food to begin with and this just enhanced our desire to eat locally and organic. Members brought dishes and drinks with ingredients from... (read more)

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