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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life

by Barbara Kingsolver

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
14 Hrs. 30 Min.
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In this seamless diary narrative, best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver tells how she and her family relocated to southern Appalachia after suffering through years of drought in Arizona. Their purpose was to "live in a place that could feed us" by growing their own food and living among a community of local organic food growers.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment to realign their lives with the local food chain. They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families: a refrigerator packed with processed, factory-farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels. In their search for another way to eat and live, they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for the American family farm.

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If it isn't coerced...
Reviewer ashtonlindsey
 August 09, 2009
then I don't know why you would read this. In my Health class of my freshman year of highschool I had to buy the book and read it. It told about a family of people moving from a desert city to a farm where they would make all their own food or buy it knowing it was farmed within a hundred mile radius.

Not only could I just not get into the book, it didn't really seem to be a story as much as a list of ways they did it. Maybe I didn't try hard enough, or maybe I'm not mature enough to understand why anyone would do what they did. But from the standard of a ninth grader, not a good book to read and definately not an attention grabber.

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  • Published: August 2007
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A027029
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