Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver is a passionately researched and written book that outlines one family’s experiment in local food culture. It is a needed commentary on America’s distance from the reality of where food comes from. A focus on local food is good for the environment and the soul. Kingsolver speaks up for those women and men who want to provide the best for their families and still be seen as progressive in today’s society. She makes me want to buy a house so that I can plant asparagus in my yard!