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Flight behavior : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.

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  • ISBN: 9780062124265 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0062124269 (hbk.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Physical Description: 436 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012.

Available copies

  • 135 of 159 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries.

Current holds

2 current holds with 159 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Text to Phone Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams Free Library FIC Kingsolver B (Text) 37431000882799 General Available -
Agawam Public Library F KIN (Text) 38120001616384 Fiction Available -
Amherst Jones Library FICTION Kingsolver (Text) 38119005094176 Main Floor Available -
Amherst Jones Library FICTION Kingsolver (Text) 38119005230838 Main Floor Available -
Amherst Munson Memorial Library F Kingsolver (Text) 38119004870337 Fiction Checked out 06/13/2016
Amherst North Amherst Library FICTION Kingsolver (Text) 38119004848499 Adult In transit -
Ashburnham Stevens Memorial Library KINGSOLVER (Text) 38179000707016 Fiction Checked out 06/16/2016
Ashby Free Public Library F Kin (Text) 30459000395014 General Available -
Ashfield Belding Memorial Library F KINGSOLVER (Text) 38210000146325 Adult Fiction Available -
Athol Public Library FICTION KI (Text) 37390002123497 Adult Available -
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Summary or Annotation: Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.
Subject: Climatic changes > Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders > Fiction.
Wives > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Biologists > Fiction.
Tennessee > Fiction.
Appalachian Mountains > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
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