Barbara Kingsolver, author of Flight Behavior, on tour June 2013

Posted By on May 28, 2013

Flight BehaviorAbout Flight Behavior

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (June 4, 2013)

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 seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man.

She hikes up a mountain road behind her house toward a secret tryst, but instead 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. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome.

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.

Barbara KingsolverAbout Barbara Kingsolver

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 Britain’s Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Her novel The Poisonwood Bible was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

Learn more about Barbara Kingsolver at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Barbara’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 4th: A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, June 5th: 50 Books Project

Monday, June 10th: Love at First Book

Tuesday, June 11th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Thursday, June 13th: she treads softly

Friday, June 14th: I Read a Book Once

Monday, June 17th: Suko’s Notebook

Tuesday, June 18th: Mom in Love With Fiction

Thursday, June 20th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, June 20th:  Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, June 24th: Amused By Books

Tuesday, June 25th: Joyfully Retired

Wednesday, June 26th: Wordsmithonia

Thursday, June 27th: Conceptual Reception

Monday, July 1st: Giraffe Days

Tuesday, July 2nd: The Well-Read Redhead

Wednesday, July 3rd: Dreaming in Books

Monday, July 8th: Peppermint PhD

Wednesday, July 10th: nomadreader

Thursday, July 11th: Olduvai Reads


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