Re-nest Book Club: Chapters 5 & 6

Re-nest Book Club: Chapters 5 & 6

Stephanie Kinnear
Dec 10, 2007

Wow. We love Lily.

Chapter 6 of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle may not have been the most informative thus far, but it was definitely the most entertaining -- thanks to Barbara Kingsolver's youngest daughter, Lily, and her chicken/horse obsession.

(Did you notice how her chick-related absence was "Excused, Agriculture" -- pretty cool.)

Seriously though, Kingsolver's daughters are both quite impressive. We've already mentioned our love for Lily and her entrepreneurial ways, but what about Camille?

We were mighty impressed by her sidebar in Chapter 5, "Getting it While You Can."

We especially loved her revelation about seasonal fruit -- when fresh strawberries finally appeared at the farmers market, she didn't wait and ask herself the normal questions :"Hmm, do I really want berries today? Are they overpriced? Are they going to mold the minute I get home?"

Nope -- she simply bought them. This is a pretty subtle, but interesting observation about how eating and shopping seasonally can change our habits.

What do you think? What else stood out to you in Chapters 5 & 6?

For next week: Two chapters a week seems like a nice speed. What do you think? Chapters 7 & 8 for next week!

Catch up on the discussion:

Chapters 3 & 4

Chapter 2

Chapter 1

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