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  • Flight Behavior (Harperluxe) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Barbara Kingsolver

    Flight Behavior

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    2012
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    ISBN: 0062124307
    ISBN-13: 9780062124302

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of Flight Behavior

Overall customer rating: 4.167
Judith H

Flight Behavior

by Judith H on May 29, 2014

I did not like this book at all, in fact I could not finish it. Very unrealistic and with really no point. I did like the Poisonwood Bible very much and I wonder what has happened to this author, as I could not finish another book of hers---forgot even the name. In any event will not be reading her again

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tgolinski

Weather is the Lord's business

by tgolinski on Dec 1, 2013

I loved Flight behaviour (Faber & Faber) by Barbara Kingsolver, a novel about climate change and farm wife Dellarobia?s separation from her husband in America?s Deep South Bible belt. There are parallels all the way through between her story and that of the monarch butterflies whose migration patterns have been altered by climate change. Dellarobia ?abides captivity? with her husband Cub, whose farming family don?t believe in climate change (?weather is the Lord?s business?) and plan to log the mountainside to pay off a loan. The migrating butterflies are said to be in ?diapause? which means ?shutting down their sex drive until further notice?like marriage?; and a tree that fell over in the endless autumn rain ?like herself, ? just seemed to have come loose from its station in life?. The scientist who comes to study the butterflies relieves Dellarobia of ?a lifetime of illusions?Noah?s Ark and better days ahead?.

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BJLC

Terrific book

by BJLC on Nov 21, 2013

Beautifully written portrayal of this region of the country and the people who live there. Intimate, intriguing, mysterious and very well researched. Characters thoughtfully and respectfully portrayed. Through out all of it she makes this aspect of global warming understandable as a possibility. I loved the book!

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gudone2

Another Winner by Kingsolver

by gudone2 on Sep 7, 2013

In her latest novel Kingsolver delves slightly into the world of science fiction. No matter. Her depiction of Appalachia and the folks who inhabit this part of our country are spot on. Great plot line and a thoroughly enjoyable read.

ModelAEraLady

Flight Behavior

by ModelAEraLady on Feb 22, 2013

Kingsolver has a gift with putting the mundane things of daily life into her form of language that is actually how many people think. It is amazing to read the way she does this all through the book. The content doesn't compel you to read as much as her gift with handling language. It is, however, a good read.

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