Also happening Friday, May 18, 7:30 pm
Swedish American Museum Center, 5211 N. Clark St.
Note: This is a ticketed event. Admission is free with the purchase of a book ($26.95 plus tax).
Companion tickets are available for $5.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Angelic Organics, a community-supported agricultural farm located in Caledonia, IL.
Barbara Kingsolver & Steven L. Hopp
7:30 p.m.: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year in Food Life
In her first book of narrative non-fiction, novelist and essayist Kingsolver (The Bean Trees, The Poisonwood Bible) details the year she and her family ate only locally produced food, much of which they grew or raised themselves. For Kingsolver, who trained as a biologist, the colorful events of the year provide a springboard for deeper exploration of the larger issue at stake: the effects of Agribusiness on the quality of our lives. Part memoir and part investigative journalism, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is vintage Kingsolver – wry, candid, levelheaded, wise, humble, intelligent, rueful, and undeniably entertaining. Kingsolver will be joined in tonight’s discussion and presentation by her husband and co-author, biologist Steven L. Hopp.
‘Animal, Vegetable, Miracle’
By BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Reviewed by JANET MASLIN
“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” is a wonderfully neighborly account of stunt eating.