Flight behavior

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Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

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subject_facet Appalachian Mountains -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Biologists -- Fiction, Climatic changes -- Fiction, Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Families -- Tennessee -- Fiction, Large type books, Suspense fiction, American, Tennessee -- Fiction, Wives -- Fiction, Women biologists -- Fiction
title_display Flight behavior : a novel
title_full Flight Behavior, Flight Behavior A Novel, Flight behavior : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver, Flight behavior [sound recording] / Barbara Kingsolver, Flight behavior [sound recording] : [a novel] / Barbara Kingsolver, Flight behavior [text (large print)] : a novel / by Barbara Kingsolver
title_short Flight behavior :
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Biologists, Climatic changes, Curiosities and wonders, Families, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American, Wives, Women biologists