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New Book by Barbara Kingsolver '77 -- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life -- Set for May Release

January 2, 2007

Barbara Kingsolver Food Life.jpgJanuary 2, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - In an article previewing "books to look forward to in 2007," Florida's St. Petersburg Times notes, "bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver writes, with her daughter Camille Kingsolver, about how and what we eat in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. The story by Colette Bancroft points out that the book is scheduled to be released in May. Barbara Kingsolver is a 1977 graduate of DePauw University.

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

In a September appearance in Virginia, Barbara Kingsolver read from her upcoming work. She told the audience, "When I described this one to (my publishers) two years ago, I said it was about living for a year on food grown locally. They must have thought that was weird, but now everyone is thinking about that."barbara kingsolver 2.jpg

Learn more here.

A zoology major at DePauw, Barbara Kingsolver's books include the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, The Bean Trees, Small Wonder and Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands, a collaboration with National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2000, she has also contributed to a number of other books, most recently Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape.

Read her reflections on her years at DePauw here.

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