On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature.
As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged? "Flight Behaviour" is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change.
It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/11/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571290772
- Paperback from £7.69
- EPUB from £6.39
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Review by Suzannie1
did not "get' this book to start with and found it almost to be in the past until i gave it another go and actaully got into it , it was the situation and the town that this family were living in that made it seem surreal , but then the butterfly situation and the global warming theory all made sense and the "hopelessness" of life as humans and insects and nature made sense . In the end i really enjoted it . loved her best friend Davey's reality check on everything .
Review by sianpr
Barbara Kingsolver is an excellent story teller. Here she brings global warming to life through the experiences of Dellarobia, a farmer's wife in Appalachia who is being suffocated by her narrow existence. As Dellarobia's story unfolds, so does her life. A heart warming tale that also deals with big issues in a compelling way.
Review by PennyAnne
Kingsolver presents the story of Dellarobia Turnbow and the butterfly miracle with the full force of her environmentalism and as a call to the world to understand, finally, the devastating impacts of climate change on all life. An easy to read, engaging story about something that is, quite frankly, terrifying. #FlightBehaviour #Kingsolver