Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior

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“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.
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592 printed pages
Publication year
2012
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    Ir Lyapkoshared an impression7 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot

    Brilliant style. Amazing language.
    However, after her "The Poisonwood Bible" got a bit disappointed - didn't find that depth of the story and fascination with the characters.

Quotes

    Ir Lyapkohas quoted7 years ago
    Words were just words, describing things a person could see. Even if most did not. Maybe they had to know a thing first, to see it.
    Saskahas quoted4 years ago
    The arguments she’d always swallowed like a daily ration of pebbles had begun coming into her mouth and leaping out like frogs.
    Ir Lyapkohas quoted7 years ago
    Humans are in love with the idea of our persisting,” he said. “We fetishize it, really. Our retirement funds, our genealogies. Our so-called ideas for the ages.”

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