I was just thinking yesterday that I might re-read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle for a bit of positivity in a world that feels increasingly like it's gone mad. I find it really inspiring. For those interested in the topic another one that comes to mind is Gary Nabhan's Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods. It's from 2001 (how can that be 16 years ago already!!!) and I'd heard about it but didn't read it until a year or so ago. What I found interesting is the difference between Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which starts with her leaving Arizona for a more temperate climate and easier-to-live-from-the-land location, and Gary Nabhan's book dealing with the same issue (a year of eating locally) in Arizona. It was really interesting, in large part because so much of it was far less relatable to me than Kingsolver's book. Actually, since I couldn't remember the name of his book, I looked it up on his website and now have loads more books to add to my list - he writes about some interesting stuff.