Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating

Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes.


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A year in the life of bestselling novelist and her family as they try to eat local, grow their own, and reduce their ecological footprint.

Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955 and grew up in eastern Kentucky. She left there and went on to obtain degrees in biology from Depauw University and, later, the University of Arizona. In the intervening years she lived in Greece, northern France, Great Britain and the USA, supporting herself variously as an archaeologist, typesetter, X-ray technician, copy editor for a small-town newspaper, and biological researcher, before becoming a full-time writer. Her books include poetry, non-fiction and award-winning fiction, and in 1999 she was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for The Poisonwood Bible. She lives with her husband and daughter in southern Arizona and in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

General Fields

  • : 9780571233571
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : September 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 974.044092
  • : 384
  • : Plant ecology; Social impact of environmental issues
  • : Illustrations
  • : Barbara Kingsolver