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September 16, 2009 > "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" chosen for community discussion

"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" chosen for community discussion

Submitted By Margery Leonard

AAUW (The American Association of University Women) Fremont Branch announced that "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", by famed author Barbara Kingsolver, is the next book in the One Book, One Community shared literacy program.

"Last year," said chairperson of the One Book, One Community project and AAUW Fremont Branch member Margery Leonard, "we went with an international theme and this year it seems appropriate to focus our attention locally and celebrate the rich abundance of foods in our area."

"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", by Barbara Kingsolver, who is author of 12 fiction and non-fiction books, is part memoir, part cookbook, part biology text and part social commentary." added Margery Leonard. "She reminds us that, "You are what you eat", and challenges us to implement food habits that are health for the body, the farming culture and the environment."

The campaign officially opens with an orientation for book discussion group leaders on September 22, at 6 p.m., in Fukaya Room A at the Fremont Main Library. This session is open to the public.

Beginning in October, discussion groups have been scheduled at the following times and locations:

Oct. 17: 10 to 11 a.m., Dale Hardware, 37100 Post St., Fremont
Oct. 23: 2 to 3 p.m., The Nile Cafˇ on 121 I Street, Fremont
Oct. 28: 10 to 11 a.m., Regan Nursery, 4268 Decoto Rd., Fremont
Nov. 12: 7 to 8 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3900 Mowry Ave., Fremont
Nov. 19: 10 to 11:00 a.m., Paddy's Coffee, 3900 Smith St., Union City
Nov. 20: 7 to 8 p.m., Borders Bookstore, 39210 Fremont Hub, Fremont
Nov. 24: 10 to 11 a.m., The Niles Library, 151 I Street, Fremont

"This is a great read that all Fremont will enjoy," said Margery Leonard. "I ask you to join us once again for an exciting reading adventure."

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