May 18, 2010

Book Notes: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

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I read this book a couple of months ago, and it still weighs heavy in my mind.  Famous for The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver is a masterful story writer who weaves culture, botany, and tragic characters together.  Often lamenting humanity’s soured relationship with the land, Kingsolver, is an important voice in recapturing a healthy relationship with what we eat and the land it is produced on.

Her challenge is simple, yet daunting: live a whole year off of the land, with only minimal outside resources.  Her family leaves Tucson, AZ (a dry and unforgiving land where almost every aspect of food, even water, is outsourced) to  Appalachia (a very generous land and climate).

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