Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I'm still near the start of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, and really liking it. It's my first Kingsolver book, so I king-folksdon't have strong feelings about the author either way (most people I know who've read her books do), but I'm really enjoying the way she describes her family moving east to become closer to the land and, more specifically, to the food they eat.

I'm especially interested in reading more about her daughters' points of view, and how the change - and these people really did make a significant change to (almost exclusively) local, sustainable food - affects them and their ability to make friends in a new place. They must have really seemed like weirdos! Here's an especially good passage from the book:

The main barrier standing between ourselves and local-food culture is not price, but attitude. The most difficult requirements are patience and a pinch of restraint - hardly the property of the wealthy. These virtues seem to find precious little shelter, in fact, in any modern quarter of this nation founded by Puritans. Furthermore, we apply king-bookthem selectively: browbeating our teenagers with the message that they should wait for sex, for example [...] words issuing from a mouth that can't even wait for the right time to eat tomatoes, but instead consumes tasteless ones all winter to satisfy a craving for everything now.

And that's kind of how it goes. A little bit didactic, maybe, but extremely compelling, passionate writing. I'm excited to read more.