Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior

Audiobook CD - 2012
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“Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words.”

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.

Publisher: [New York] : HarperAudio, p2012.
ISBN: 9780062124326
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (ca. 1016 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 14, 2016

Requesting for 1st Tuesday book group for Nov 22nd

Jun 20, 2016

Kingsolver approaches the issue of global warning through monarch butterflies. When the colony lands in the Tennessee mountains because of a natural disaster in their Mexican wintering home, more than one life is affected. Dellarobia is the first to encounter the phenomenon when she is on her way to start an affair with a telephone repairman. The sight of this "lake of fire" forces her to return to her husband and two children before the meeting. As the news media, scientists, eco-tourists, and others invade this small Appalachian community, Dellarobia is forced to confront her past and change her future. Kingsolver is very skilled at exploring the very different lives that suddenly meet because of the butterflies. This book is the June 2016 selection of the Willa Cather Book Club.

MIKIE7 Dec 30, 2015

Simply put: outstanding. An engaging story built on the lives of authentic people. This novel presents a thoughtful multilevel societal commentary grounded in prose so rich that I found myself rereading passages just to "feel" them again.

librarylizzard Mar 17, 2014

I fell in love with this book slowly, then all at once. The main character, Dellarobia (what a name!), charmed me. Her situation as a young woman who lost out on a lot of opportunities due to an unplanned pregnancy/marriage tugged at my heartstrings, even if she is on the verge of making some bad choices in the exposition of the story. The book satisfied me on so many levels - relationships between the characters coupled with a larger issue (global warming). I had enjoyed Kingsolver's "Poisonwood Bible", but "Flight Behavior" is my new favorite.

carolsbrown Sep 17, 2013

Spa recommendation

Jun 14, 2013

This was an extremely original book. Although the big picture is about global warming, it is a very compelling account of the day to day life of people I don't usually get to know. The straightforward descriptions of the poverty of a working family are extremely moving. It was also a wonderful book about the stresses and joys of family and parenting. The audiobook is read by the author and she, of course, expresses the tone of the book perfectly.

May 25, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver is always great. Each of her characters is sympathetically treated and very interesting. This book teaches lots about monarch butterflies that I didn't know. The underlying point of the book is about the dangers of global warming, and Barbara is convincing in a sometimes understated way.


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