Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Barbara Kingsolver Gets Local

A new book by Barbara Kingsolver, her daughter and husband, documents a year in their quest to eat only food they produce or source locally. After many years living in Arizona, Barbara and her family move back to a family farm in Virginia to explore old roots and establish new ones. I have read two very favorable reviews. Kingsolver has a lyrical style well suited for this topic and I am looking forward to being immersed in her narrative. Get it through your local bookstore (my favorite is Christopher's Books on Potrero Hill) if you want it soon - the SF Public Library has 17 copies ordered but already 28 reserve requests posted.


annehawk said...

Francsico - i LOVE the blog. this is fabulous. I was just in the bookstore yesterday and saw Kingsolver's book - I love her fiction writing, and it made me think about all the recent books that have come out in the genre of "food politics". Have you read The Omnivore's Dilemma? (I'll have to check prior posts, maybe you already wrote about it!) I also went to a fundraiser recently where the keynote speaker focused on the idea you present in your blog - how to raise our children in SF - in places like Hunter's point and the Tenderloin - in a way that is also green and sustainable. I'll have to find his info and forward it along. I'm really excited to keep reading about all your ideas - and start implementing them in my own life!

annehawk said...

Barbara Kingsolver will be speaking about this book on May 15 in Berkeley. Tickets are $20 and available from Cody's: http://www.codysbooks.com/ - sounds like she also has an article in the latest issue of Mother Jones.