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Flight behavior: a novel

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"Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words." --Time

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling author of The Lacuna (winner of the Orange Prize), The Poisonwood Bible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver returns with a truly stunning and unforgettable work. Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions--religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians--trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's must thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest.

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Full title flight behavior
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display_description Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.
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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 :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biologists, Climatic changes, Curiosities and wonders, Families, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American, Wives, Women biologists