Title/Author: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L Hopp and Camille Kingsolver Link: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Animal-Vegetable-Miracle/Barbara-Kingsolver/e/9780060852566/?itm=1&USRI=animal+vegetable+miracle Genre: Sociology/Health/Memoir Rating: (between 1-5 stars): 5 Recommend: yes Review: Part memoir, social experiment, and investigative look at the food industry. The author moves her family from Arizona to a rural farm in West Virgina where they vow to buy food raised in their own county, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Food becomes a family affair--from growing their own fruits and vegetables, to raising chickens and turkeys, to making their own cheese. There are recipes throughout and endearing moments when the youngest daughter starts her own egg business. You will never look at food the same again. Favorite quote/passage: "The industrialization-and dehumanization-of American animal farming is a relatively new, evitable, and local phenomenon: no other country raises and slaughters its food animals quite as intensively or as brutally as we do."