Flight Behavior: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

New York Times Bestseller

Indie Bestseller

Barnes & Noble Bestseller

National Bestseller

Amazon Best Book of the Month

Indie Next Pick

Best Book of the Year: New York Times Notable, Washington Post Notable, Amazon Editor&;s Choice, USA Today&;s Top Ten (#1), St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star

Prize-winning author: Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize (Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award), Orange Prize for Fiction

Prize-winning Author: National Humanities Medal, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Orange Prize for Fiction, Dayton Literary Peace Prize (Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award)

"Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words."&;Time

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling author of The Lacuna (winner of the Orange Prize), The Poisonwood Bible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver returns with a truly stunning and unforgettable work. Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions&;religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians&;trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's must thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDdf067289-82cb-b5fa-81e9-29515e1cbdeb
Grouping Titleflight behavior
Grouping Authorbarbara kingsolver
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-29 04:51:16AM
Last Indexed2020-09-29 05:06:40AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780062286246

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Kingsolver, Barbara.
authorKingsolver, Barbara.
author2-role3M Company.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Recorded Books, LLC.
hoopla digital.
author_displayKingsolver, Barbara
available_at_addisonAddison Public Library
collection_addisonAdults
detailed_location_addison2nd Floor- Adult Audio Books
Online Hoopla Collection
display_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.
format_addisonBook on CD
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_addisonAudio Books
eBook
eBooks
iddf067289-82cb-b5fa-81e9-29515e1cbdeb
isbn9780062124289
9780062124319
9781470326340
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT13325065Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13325065?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
external_econtent:ils:.b12549915Online1falsetrueCloud Libraryhttp://ebook.3m.com/library/AddisonPublicLibrary-document_id-nq5cr9Available Onlinead
hoopla:MWT11587425Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587425?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b1228550x.i128128452nd Floor- Adult Audio BooksAUDIO BOOK FIC KINGSOLVER B.1falsefalseCheck ShelfApr 12, 2017aabrb
itype_addisonAudiobook on CD
eCollection
last_indexed2020-09-29T10:06:40.071Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_addisonAUDIO BOOK FIC KINGSOLVER B.
Online
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addisonAddison Public Library
primary_isbn9780062124289
publishDate2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT13325065eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins, 2012.1 online resource
ils:.b12549915eBookeBooksEnglishHarperCollins, 2012.464 p.
external_econtent:ils:.b12549915eBookeBooksEnglishHarperCollins, 2012.464 p.
hoopla:MWT11587425eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishHarperAudio, 2012.1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 57 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b1228550xBook on CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishRecorded Books, [2012], p2012.14 sound discs (17 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_addison
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT13325065Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
external_econtent:ils:.b12549915Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
hoopla:MWT11587425Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b1228550x.i12812845On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
subject_facetAppalachian Mountains -- Fiction
Audiobooks -- Unabridged
Biologists -- Fiction
Butterflies -- Fiction
Climatic changes -- Fiction
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction
Electronic books
Families -- Fiction
Farm life -- Fiction
Literary -- FICTION
Political * -- FICTION
Suspense fiction
Tennessee -- Fiction
Wives -- Fiction
Women biologists -- Fiction
title_displayFlight Behavior : A Novel
title_fullFlight Behavior A Novel [electronic resource] Kingsolver, Barbara.
Flight behavior : a novel [electronic resource] / Barbara Kingsolver
Flight behavior [CD sound recording] : [a novel] / Barbara Kingsolver
Flight behavior [electronic resource] / Barbara Kingsolver
title_shortFlight Behavior
title_suba novel
topic_facetBiologists
Butterflies
Climatic changes
Curiosities and wonders
Electronic books
Families
Farm life
Literary
Political *
Wives
Women biologists