"One of the finest books of 2016 that I read was "The Deepest Roots!" It made me appreciate the great Northwest all over again, and the lessons to be learned here. Thank you, and Happy New Year!"
- Jane Danielson, co-owner, The Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Combining memoir, historical records and a blueprint for sustainability, "The Deepest Roots" shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.
Kathleen Alcalá is the author of a collection of essays, "The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing;" three novels, including "Treasures in Heaven;" and a collection of short stories. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
"The Deepest Roots" is a timely and charming book on how place-based foods infuse community by one of the finest writers ever to emerge from the Pacific Northwest."
-Gary Paul Nabhan, author of "Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food"