BOOK CLUB: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver



Thursday, November 20th / 7:00PM


Ellwood’s Community Room

Book Selection

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver | Website


Join us  for the second meeting of Ellwood’s Book Club for a discussion lead by Brittney Scott, MFA, on this month’s selected book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

This non-fiction book follows a family’s year long experience in Southwest Virginia through a season of planting, pulling weeds, expanding their kitchen skills, harvesting their own animals, joining the effort to save heritage crops from extinction, and learning the time-honored rural art of unloading excess zucchini. Barbara Kingsolver’s engaging narrative is enriched by husband Steven Hopp’s in-depth reports on the science and industry of food, and daughter Camille’s youthful perspective on cooking and food culture. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.

Moderator Bio

Brittney Scott, MFA

Reading is Brittney’s passion, whether its fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. She received her MFA from Hollins University and is the recipient of a Joy Harjo Prize for Poetry as well as the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her work was also selected for Best New Poets 2014. You can find her poems in Prairie Schooner, The New Republic, Narrative Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in Quarter After Eight. She teaches creative writing to adults, Girl-Scouts, and high-risk youth at Richmond’s Visual Arts Center, as well as English and composition at John Tyler Community College.

Book Discount with Pre-Registration

We will offer a 15% discount on book copies purchased in-store to any member who pre-registers for to attend the book club! Simply RSVP here, print your confirmation email, and show it when checking-out at Customer Service.

Meeting Admission




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