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Flight Behavior

By (author) Barbara Kingsolver

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New York Times Notable BookWashington PostBest Book Of The YearAmazon's Top 100: Editor's ChoiceUsa Today Best Book Of The YearDellarobia 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.

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 142.24 x 208.28 x 38.1mm | 521.63g
  • 04 Jun 2013
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062124277
  • 9780062124272
  • 170,076

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[Kingsolver s] keen grasp of delicate ecosystems-both social and natural-keeps the story convincing and compelling. --The New Yorker"

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