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The Resource Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

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Flight behavior : a novel
Title
Flight behavior
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Title variation
Flight behaviour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. 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
Summary
Dellarobia Turnbow is a discontent farmwife engaging in a flirtatious relationship with a younger man when she discovers an unsual fire in a forested valley behind her house. This curiosity causes a stir in the scientific and local communities, garnering a great deal of media attention and leads to Dellarobia confronting and questioning everything she thought she believed in.
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10141310
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
F55 2012
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
5590035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
436 p.
Isbn
9780062124265
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012025321
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778416501
  • (OCoLC)778416501
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Control code
5590035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
436 p.
Isbn
9780062124265
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012025321
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778416501
  • (OCoLC)778416501

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