by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver, Richard A. Houser (Illustrator)
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-humored 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 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.”
Tasty Reads Book Club Meeting
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5, 6 pm
Location: The Grants’ house: 10927 3150 Rd., Hotchkiss
Potluck: Bring a dish that has a high percentage of local ingredients!