Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel, Flight Behavior, is now in paperback!
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post and USA Today,
Flight Behavior is the story of a
young woman living in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot
explain, and how her discovery changes her perspective on the world around her.
The New York Times Book Review called
the book “a majestic and brave new novel…both intimate and enormous."
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 seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger
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.
the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts
her family, her
that could undo all she has ever believed
Read an excerpt
of Flight Behavior, download the reading
group guide, and watch a video
of Barbara discussing the book. For more
with Barbara Kingsolver, visit her website
and become a fan on Facebook.
And make sure to look for the paperback
wherever books are sold!