Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Barbara Kingsolver is a writer with tender soul I had observed reading a few of her previously written splendid books. Her personal website has good descriptions on all of her published books. Here is the link:

Her recently published book takes a different path, away from vivid fictional characters. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life seems to be a book to read if one wishes to get better understanding on what "food" plays the role in our muddled lives. Here are a few quotes from Janet Maslin's review in The New York Times:
“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” aims to fill a hole in the soul. “We came a long way, baby, into bad eating habits and collaterally impaired family dynamics,” Ms. Kingsolver says. “No matter what else we do or believe, food remains at the center of every culture. Ours now runs on empty calories.” She adds: “A lot of us are wishing for a way back home, to the place where care-and-feeding isn’t zookeeper’s duty but something happier and more creative.”
There was a time when I used to wait eagerly for Barbara Kingsolver's new book to get published. Perhaps that eagerness wasn't a misplaced one.


Link to Janet Maslin's book review:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life