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    DescriptionBestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat."As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain. "Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ."Hang on for the ride: 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 a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and 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."


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    Title
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
    Subtitle
    a Year of Food Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Kingsolver, By (author) Camille Kingsolver, By (author) Steven L Hopp
    Physical properties
    Format: Microfilm
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060852559
    ISBN 10: 0060852550
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Approval Code: A71520000
    BIC subject category V2: WMQF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR016000, CKB000000
    DC22: 641.0973
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26104629
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC classification: S521.5.A67 K56 2007
    Thema V1.0: WB, DNC, DNBL, WMQF
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "[Kingsolver is] a master storyteller, and even those who've heard this tale before will be captivated."--Daily News