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Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life

Author: Barbara Kingsolver; Steven L Hopp; Camille Kingsolver; Richard A Houser
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reality memoirs
Autobiography
Anecdotes
document
Named Person: Barbara Kingsolver; Steven L Hopp; Steven L Hopp; Barbara Kingsolver; Steven L Hopp; Barbara Kingsolver
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kingsolver; Steven L Hopp; Camille Kingsolver; Richard A Houser
ISBN: 9780060852559 0060852550 9780060852566 0060852569 0329830139 9780329672324 0329672320 9780329830137
OCLC Number: 77573806
Performer(s): Read by authors.
Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Called home --
Waiting for asparagus : late March --
Springing forward --
Stalking the vegetannual --
Molly Mooching : April --
The birds and the bees --
Gratitude : May --
Growing trust : mid-June --
Six impossible things before breakfast : late June --
Eating neighborly : late June --
Slow food nations : late June --
Zucchini larceny : July --
Life in a red state : August --
You can't run away on harvest day : September --
Where fish wear crowns : September --
Smashing pumpkins : October --
Celebration days : November-December --
What do you eat in January? --
Hungry month : February-March --
Time begins.
Responsibility: Barbara Kingsolver, with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver ; original drawings by Richard A. Houser.

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"When 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'"--
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Lyrical prose and luscious food

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2009-10-24) Excellent Permalink

Two words:  turkey sex.

Barbara Kingsolver is hands down my favorite modern author.  She uses the most beautiful prose--vivid and lyrical--to write stories and characters that come to life, no matter whether she's writing fiction or nonfiction. 

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

by SHatheway (WorldCat user published 2007-10-02) Excellent Permalink
Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle chronicles one year of Kingsolver’s life as she strives to eat only locally grown and raised animals and vegetables. The book also contains essays by Camille Kingsolver and Stephen Hopp, Kingsolver’s daughter and husband. The book harshly critiques the...
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