Review:  <i>Animal, Vegetable, Miracle</i> by Barbara Kingsolver

Today, in January Magazine’s biography section, Diane Leach reviews Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver. Says Leach:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle chronicles the Kingsolver-Hopp family’s resolution to step off the petroleum grid for one year, eating only local, sustainably produced meats, fruits, and vegetables either from or near their Kentucky farm.

The journey begins literally, with the family — biologist Steven L. Hopp, Barbara, 19-year-old Camille, and nine-year old Lily — packing up their Tucson home and reverse migrating to Hopp’s land. There the family cultivates vegetables and fruits, culls morels from a back field, and tends the asparagus patch. Lily raises chickens, displaying astonishing business acumen and a sure hand at her egg-selling enterprise. Bread and cheese making follow; amazingly, Kingsolver manages to breed turkeys.

The full review is here.

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