Monthly Archives: March 2010

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE: A YEAR OF FOOD LIFE – Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

Rain City Reads   March 29, 2010   Comments Off on ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE: A YEAR OF FOOD LIFE – Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

In Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, the amazingly talented author Barbara Kingsolver takes on a new realm: the economy of food life. The idea for the book was born in her family’s move from the arid climate of Arizona to the temperate climate of southern Appalachia. Part of the motivation for this move was a desire to live in a way that… Read more »

STUPID AND CONTAGIOUS – Caprice Crane

Rain City Reads   March 10, 2010   Comments Off on STUPID AND CONTAGIOUS – Caprice Crane

This book surprised me. I picked it up at my favourite local used book store one afternoon, and thought it would be one of those chicklit books I guiltily read and then dispose of in the hopes that I’ll never have to admit to having read them, nevermind having bought them. Instead it turned out to be more like a… Read more »

ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC – Douglas Coupland

Rain City Reads   March 2, 2010   Comments Off on ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC – Douglas Coupland

I have often wondered what would happen if you took every sort of mishap and cliche you could dream up, created a cast of characters and threw the mishaps at them like rotten tomatoes at a stage show. This book is the answer to that query. It features a thalidomide baby, AIDS, a kidnapping, divorce, an astronaut, a trophy wife,… Read more »