Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Story of Our Life...

...even if we didn't write it: the latest from Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, her first non-fiction work. It is amazing hearing the same ideas and motivations as we have been talking about and trying to explain to friends and family; sometimes even almost the exact same words! It is her family's memoir of their move from Tucson to rural Appalachia, why they did it, and how they have been learning to live reconnected to their place and the real world. An excerpt:

"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles right up out of the ground. This might seem an abstract reason for leaving beloved friends and one of the most idyllic destination cities in the United States. But it was real to us."


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