Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Read This Book

If you haven't already had the pleasure, then check out "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm a huge fan of her writing and have been for years. So when I finally picked this gem up, it's been an eye-opening read. I'm not even finished the book and I'm giving it two big, green thumbs up.

Basically, Kingsolver and her family decided to leave their Arizona life behind, move into their Appalachian farmhouse and live in a purely sustainable and local way for a year. Within the pages of her family's story are woven essays about agricultural woes, environmental impacts, and even the views of her husband and oldest daughter.

Kingsolver writes with an attention to detail that effectively places you at the scene of every description, to the point of being able to smell and hear what she's describing. It's a departure from the fiction of hers that I'm used to reading, but it's a journey that is well worth the time. Read it and enjoy.