Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

by Author Barbara Kingsolver

  • Publisher Harper Perennial
  • Year published 2017
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0062653055
  • Number of pages 432 pages
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When Barbara Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Barbara considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. Since 2007, their scheme has evolved enormously. In this new edition, the entire Kingsolver family, Barbara's husband, Steven, and two adult daughters, Camille and Lily, describe their lives since the first telling of the family's story of living off the land. With Americans' ever-growing concern over an agricultural establishment that negatively affects our health and environment, the Kingsolver family's experiences and observations remain just as relevant today as they were ten years ago. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is a modern classic that will endure for years to come. ebook icon Audio book icon

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Barbara Kingsolver was named one of the most important writers of the 20th Century by Writers Digest. In 2000 she received the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts. Critical acclaim for her books includes multiple awards from the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association, among many others. Kingsolver grew up in rural Kentucky and earned degrees in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona before becoming a freelance writer and author. At various times in life, she has lived in England, France, and the Canary Islands, and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America. She spent two decades in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to southwestern Virginia in June 2004, where she continues to reside. Barbara has two daughters, Camille and Lily. Her husband, Steven Hopp, teaches environmental studies.

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