Books Amy Wallner Loves

Amy Wallner chose four books that capture important elements of her life: two novels, Driftless, about her home area of Wisconsin and So Big, about a woman farming on the outskirts of Chicago, and two nonfiction books by Michael Pollan about what we eat and why. Amy tells us why these are her picks below.

Driftless by David Rhodes A well written work of fiction about life in rural, Western Wisconsin. I love this book because it reminds me of home, but it also is a great tale of self identity and what being rooted can mean for many different people. 

Driftless by David Rhodes

A well written work of fiction about life in rural, Western Wisconsin. I love this book because it reminds me of home, but it also is a great tale of self identity and what being rooted can mean for many different people. 

So Big by Edna Ferber It was actually recommended to me by a dear friend. She is also a farmer and read this book early on in her career.   

So Big by Edna Ferber

It was actually recommended to me by a dear friend. She is also a farmer and read this book early on in her career. 
 

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan The width and breadth of our food system seems to indicate that we have the longest list of options and choices, but in reality, our food system is very broken and there is extreme disconnect between eaters and growers. 

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

The width and breadth of our food system seems to indicate that we have the longest list of options and choices, but in reality, our food system is very broken and there is extreme disconnect between eaters and growers. 

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan Both this and In Defense of Food reiterate why I do what I can to grow the healthiest, most beautiful and delicious produce I can. 

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Both this and In Defense of Food reiterate why I do what I can to grow the healthiest, most beautiful and delicious produce I can. 

Check out our interview with Amy and find out more about her work.