Animal, Vegetable, Miracle CD: A Year of Food Life (Anglais) CD – Livre audio, Version intégrale
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Revue de presse
“Charming . . . Literary magic . . . If you love the narrative voice of Barbara Kingsolver, you will be thrilled.” (Houston Chronicle)
“ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE makes an important contribution to the chorus of voices calling for change.”” (Chicago Tribune)
“If you...buy...one book this summer, make it this one...As satisfying and complete as a down home supper.” (Tucson Citizen)
“Engaging…Absorbing…Lovely food writing…[Kingsolver] succeeds at adopting the warm tone of a confiding friend.” (Corby Kummer, New York Times Book Review)
“A lovely book. ” (Los Angeles Times)
“[Written] with passion and hope…This novelist paints a compelling big picture-broad and ambitious, with nary an extraneous stroke.” (Rocky Mountain News)
“Homespun, unassuming, informed, positive, inspiring. . . . Unstinting in its concerns about this imperiled planet.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
“A profound, graceful, and literary work . . . Timeless. . . . It can change who you are.” (Rick Bass, Boston Globe)
“Classy and disarming, substantive and entertaining, earnest and funny....Kingsolver takes the genre to a new literary level.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“Kingsolver elegantly chronicles a year of back-to-the-land living…Readers...will take heart and inspiration here.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Kingsolver beautifully describes this experience.” (More Magazine)
“Kingsolver dresses down the American food complex…These down-on-the-farm sections are inspiring and…compelling.” (Outside magazine)
“Faithful, funny, and thought-provoking...Readers-whether vegetarian or carnivore-will not go hungry, literally or literarily.” (BookPage)
“Equal parts folk wisdom and political activism . . . This family effort instructs as much as it entertains.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
“Full…of zest and sometimes ribald humor… Reading this book will make you hungry.” (Raleigh News & Observer)
“Lessons learned in sustainability are worth feasting on-and taking to heart.” (Self)
“Every bit as transporting as-and more ecologically relevant than-any “Year In Provence”-style escapism...Earthy...informative....[and] englightened.” (Washington Post)
“Provocative . . . Kingsolver . . . evokes the sheer joy of producing one’s own food.” (People)
“An impassioned, sensual, smart and witty narrative…Kinsolver is a master at leavening a serious message with humor.” (St. Petersburg Times)
“Wry, insightful and inspiring to anyone who yearns to work with the earth.” (Chicago Tribune (on the audiobook))
“Kingsolver…adds enough texture and zest to stir wistful yearnings in all of us...[A] vicarious taste of domesticity.” (Christian Science Monitor)
“A terrific effort. The delight for readers…is the chance to experience the rediscovery of community through food.” (The Oregonian (Portland))
“Kingsolver, who writes evocatively about our connection to place, does so here with characteristic glowing prose. She provides the rapture.” (Miami Herald)
“If you’re interested in learning more about healthful eating, you’ll want to read…ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE.” (Charlotte Observer)
“Loaded with terrific information about everything from growth hormones to farm subsidies.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Kingsolver carries us along in her distinct and breezy prose.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
“I defy anyone to read this book and walk away from it without gaining at least the desire to change.” (Bookreporter.com)
“Charming...and persuasive...Each season-and chapter-unfolds with a natural rhythm and mouth-watering appeal.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
“Anyone who read and appreciated THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by Michael Pollan will want to read Barbara Kingsolver’s book.” (Roanoke Times)
“[This] is a book that, without being preachy, makes a solid case for eating locally instead of globally.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“Highly digestible…Engaging.” (Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe)
“Other notable writers have addressed this topic, but Kingsolver claims it as her own....Self-deprecating instead of self-righteous.” (Charlotte Observer)
“Delectable . . . steeped in elegant prose and seasoned with smart morsels about the food industry.” (Chicago Tribune)
“[Kingsolver is] a master storyteller, and even those who’ve heard this tale before will be captivated.” (Daily News)
“ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE is a chronicle of food feats…I’m inclined to agree with most points Kingsolver makes.” (Chicago Sun-Times) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .
Présentation de l'éditeur
Hang on for the ride: with characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table.
Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.
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Je l'ai lu pendant mes vacances et il m'a fortement marqué.
Le livre est écrit par plusieurs membres de la famille, qui apportent un éclairage différent sur leur expérience.
Je l'ai dévoré de bout en bout!
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And it is all so well written! Kingsolver can veer way off topic -- wandering off into subjects like rural politics, even turkey sex -- and still, somehow, stay right on point. Her husband can say more in two pages than some professors I know can say in 200, and the daughter's writings... well I often couldn't tell who was writing what without checking for the byline.
The book looks and feels great, too. The dust jacket has been pressed into the nubby texture of burlap. The pages have ragged edges, which makes them soft on your fingers.
Reading this book, drinking my Phosphoric Acid Diet Coke and snacking on some Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil Walt Disney World Hungry Heroes Yogurt Pretzels, I suddenly felt like I was a kid again, sitting in my bedroom in 1969 listening to that Joni Mitchell "Woodstock" lyric: "Time to get back to the land, and set my soul free." Now that song is stuck back in my head! Maybe it should have never left.
And I certainly did enjoy parts of the book, prticularly the actual discussing the dilemmas of eating locally and how the family got around them. Kingsolver is a wonderful writer, and her talk about vegetables, mushrooms and chickens is far more entertaining than it should by rights be. The recipes that are included sound nice and I plan to try some of them. But the rest of the book I found preachy to the point where it became annoying. I get the point: shop locally, shop at the local farmer's market. I get it, I get it. I'll even do it. I don't need all those extra pages pounding it in.
And I wasn't so impressed with her defense of the tobacco industry, saying it provided a living for a lot of families. Fair enough, but it's sideways logic -- trucking in the strawberries she objects to provides a living wage for truckers and their families too.
I also enjoyed the contributions of Steven L. Hopp in this book. He is a professor who teaches environmental science at Emory and Henry College. His short contributions in the every chapter are very insightful. He really compliments the main text written by Kingsolver. I enjoyed reading his thoughts about the popularity of agricultural education in public schools. This is a fascinating and informative book about food.
Thank you so much, Barbara Kingsolver, for grabbing that attention and making it the focus of your new book. I loved it. It was so well written.
I hope this subject really catches the attention of more and more people. For our familys conversion to organic and local, mindful eating it started with the movie, "Supersize Me," and went on to "Fast Food Nation, etc."
Ms. Kingsolver points out in her book it is a slow process to weed yourself off that junk food.
Ms. Kingsolver opens up the doors to her farm and family life to share how we can save our lives (literally) and the world by eating local, fresh and home grown. Put down that twinkie and pop! Pick up a hoe and educate yourself on the dangers of fast food and processed food!
Blue jello? Come on! What part of that is natural, real food? But I dare you to eat a Christmas colored bean, like the one on the book cover.
Ms. Kingsolver also shares about how rare it is to see/find true animal breeding in the modern world. She states in the book it was impossible to find modern resources and had to look to the past to find the answers.
Nature has been bred out of the animals we eat. And she writes about it so eloquently!
Sorry this review is all over the place! I was so excited to see Ms. Kingsolvers new book out; and it is on a subject that is near and dear to my heart. The narrative is incredibly well written. It is very inspiring.