Apr 23, 2013

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If this book did nothing else, it made me want to garden. Out in the sun, getting my hands dirty...however, as I was reading it in December, alas, it wasn't to be.


I really enjoyed this book. It had good flow and the writing style was really enjoyable. And if you're interested in farming, gardening or local food (for me - checks on the last two), this book is for you.

...I will admit, the tone could lead a little toward preachy - it's a little hard to write a book about eating only local food without being at least a little preachy, I suppose - and sometimes their family life does seem a little too perfect and squabble free. I really didn't find that it detracted from the book much, though.

On a scale from Totally Awesome to Horrifically Awful I'd give it a Quite Awesome. Check it out if you need a push towards putting in a few tomato plants this summer, or just like reading about other people growing food.

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