Flight Behavior: A Novel

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Harper Collins USA, 2012 - 436 pages
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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 has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she 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.

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Engrossing, thought-provoking, well-researched. - Goodreads
That's a powerful ending. - Goodreads
As always, her prose is flawless and carries me away. - Goodreads
I love Barbara Kingsolver's writing and her activism. - Goodreads
Such is the orientation of the 21st century. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

I love and admire Kingsolver as an author. She had me at The Bean Tree. When I began Flight Progression, I was immediately taken with the names of characters: Dellarobia(I thought of the blue pigment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Howes - Goodreads

The only constant thing in life is change. The problem is that change is often difficult, sometimes heart-wrenching, and more and more commonly these days, devastating. Many say that Barbara ... Read full review

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