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New. A Year of Food Life. 386 pp. In her first full-length nonfiction narrative, bestselling author Kingsolver opens readers' eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: you are what you eat. The bestselling author returns with a wise and compelling celebration of family, food, nature, and community.
New. Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life— vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Par.
This book opened my eyes to our food situation and I have already changed the way I purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Jul 7, 2011
How To Eat
You will a learn a lot about the food economy and meet very intersesting people while having fun doing it. Kingsolver is a wonderful writer and takes you into whatever she is writing. Here we live with her family for a year learning how to grow food and eat localy. It is informative,amusing,useful.
Sep 3, 2009
Beautifully Written and Passionately told..
Kingsolver never disappoints and this book has an element of the sacred to it. This book is for anyone who cares about good story telling, food, family, animals, and the fate of our world. Who is this not for?
Aug 14, 2008
This book would be good to use in a environmental class because of the issues they address. This book brought back memories of my childhood of when we had a garden and canned some of our vegetables. This is very useful for anyone who is interested in the environment and looking to make changes.
Dec 13, 2007
Spreading the word
This is a wonderfully written, warm book. Hopefully lots of fans of Kingsolver's fiction will read this book. I personally like it a lot better than her well known fiction. It is factually correct and really addresses the issues surrounding sustainable agriculture in a personalized as well as universal way. She makes subtle considerations easily understandable and assimilated and entertains while she is doing it. Well done! Read this book - it will really draw you in!
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