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Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life / Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver.

Kingsolver, Barbara. (Author). Hopp, Steven L., 1954- (Added Author). Kingsolver, Camille, 1987- (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780061449949 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061449946 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HarperCollins, 2007.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 14:35:37.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Steven L. Hopp.
Summary, etc.:
When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them." Animal, vegetable, miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment. They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families: a refrigerator packed with processed, factory-farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels. In their search for another way to eat and live, they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production.
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Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 209749 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Farm life > Appalachian Region, Southern > Anecdotes.
Country life > Appalachian Region, Southern > Anecdotes.
Agriculture > Appalachian Region, Southern > Anecdotes.
Food habits > Appalachian Region, Southern > Anecdotes.
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Hopp, Steven L., 1954-
Genre: Audiobooks.

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