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    DescriptionFlight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.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.Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.


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    Title
    Flight Behavior
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Kingsolver
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 717 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062124265
    ISBN 10: 0062124269
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH, DEMO/RURAL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDSTH
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/TENNES
    B&T Approval Code: P26104629
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC037000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.7.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3561.I496 F55 2012
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    06 November 2012
    Review quote
    "[Kingsolver's] keen grasp of delicate ecosystems-both social and natural-keeps the story convincing and compelling."--The New Yorker