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Flight Behaviour - Barbara Kingsolver

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Published: 1st November 2012
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From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Lacuna comes a suspenseful and brilliant new novel about catastrophe and denial.

Discontented with her life of poverty on a failing farm in the Eastern United States, Dellarobia, a young mother, impulsively seeks out an affair. Instead, on the Appalachian mountains above her farm, she discovers something much more profoundly life-changing - a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged?

Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human novel touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver's thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel The Lacuna, won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010.

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5.0

Kingsolver at her bests

By Anna

from Launceston, AU

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Flight Behaviour:

    Kingsolver is great writer who has genuine social conscience. Her books are unique because unlike so many others, she does not use formula. Her characters come truly alive and touch you.

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    4.0

    Compelling environmental message

    By Shelleyrae

    from Taree, AU

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      Comments about Flight Behaviour:

      There are touches of humor to offset the intensity of Kingsolvers serious exploration of climate change, and the authenticity of the characters prevent the story from becoming dry and ponderous, though I can't deny it did drag at times. The writing is finely crafted, descriptions vivid, yet the dialogue is still authentic.

      Flight Behaviour is a compelling novel that has a thoughtful, important message about environmental stewardship, while not forgetting the value of a well told story. This is the first book I have read by Kingsolver but it won't be the last.

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      ISBN: 9780571290789
      ISBN-10: 0571290787
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 448
      Published: 1st November 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 3.3
      Weight (kg): 0.59