Flight Behavior by Barbara KingsolverFlight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior

byBarbara Kingsolver

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, Flight Behavior 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 silent red fire that appears to her a miracle.

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.

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. She received the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work, and in 2010 won Britai...
Title:Flight BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.02 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443413003

ISBN - 13:9781443413008

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pulled me in I thought the first chapter was slow, but then the story opened up to encompass family relationships, small town gossip, mysterious strangers, environmental issues and the glories of nature. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but a bit slow at the start It took me a while to get into the book at the beginning, but once the story picks up it's an interesting and inspiring story about someone whose life changes after becoming aware of pressing environmental issues and the work being done to understand them.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Interesting....but was about 100 pages too long! Dynamic storyline, excellent characters and beautifully written. However, it went on....and on...and on... Truly a wonderful book and I'd recommend reading it, but the author could have chopped out at least 100 pages. It got to be "a little much". Give it a whirl anyhow. Certainly thought provoking.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tensions in Tennessee In Flight Behaviour, Kingsolver challenges us to look at our assumptions about ourselves and each other. Her characters struggle with larger than life environmental issues and the personal challenges of relationship. Set in Appalachian Tennessee, the characters confront issues of class and race. If you liked Prodigal Summer, you'll enjoy Kingsolver's latest novel.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flight Behavior: a torld A trip into a new world for me. quite enjoyable!
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flight Behavior: a torld This book presents nteresting parallels between the path of a woman's life and the life of the earth. It's a fictional account of how global warming might influence the migratory habits of Monarch butterflies in the near future. I grieved for the butterflies who were fighting to survive, and I hoped that Dellarobia could fight and escape her deadly environment in spite of all odds.
Date published: 2014-01-24