• By Jamie Stroble
  • Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Animals, Vegetables, Miracles, oh my: Kernersville book club discussion

The Friends of the Library noon book club will host a discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, this year's On the Same Page community read selection. Thursday, October 6 at noon at the Kernersville Branch Library.

Refreshments provided by the Produce Box.

When bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, her husband Steven, and their daughters Camille and Lily moved from the literal food desert of Tucson, Arizona to lush farmland in Virginia, they made a pledge: For one year, they wouldn't eat anything they couldn't either grow themselves or purchase from a local grower. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is the story of that year. Follow Kingsolver and her family as they stalk the "vegetannual," raise their own chickens, make creative use of a bumper zucchini crop, and learn the ins and outs of turkey breeding. The book is equal parts funny, informative, and heart-warming, and we're thrilled to feature it for On the Same Page.

Join us this fall for a month-long series of programs building off of the themes of farming and good nutrition. It all begins with our kickoff event at the Bookmarks Festival on Saturday, September 10 and it culminates in a finale at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Saturday, October 15 at 2:00.