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Flight behavior

by Kingsolver, Barbara.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
Available (17)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Audio Visual CD Kin
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD Kingsolver
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Kingsolver
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection CD Kingsolver
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Kingsolver
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Kingsolver
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  CD Kingsolver
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection CD Kingsolver
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Kingsolver
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Kingsolv (15)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
 
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Kingsolv (15)
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC KIN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD BOOK FIC KIN
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD KINGSOLVER Barbara Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD KINGSOLVER Barbara Unabridged
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD KINGSOLVER Barbara
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  CD KINGSOLVER Barbara
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC KINGS
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD/BK FIC KINGS
 
 
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC KINGSOLVER (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD KIN
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F KIN
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD KINGSOLVER [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD KINGSOLVER [B-O-CD]
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks KINGSOLVER Barbara
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  KINGSOLVER Barbara
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK KINGSOLVER
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CDBOOK KINGSOLVER
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Audiovisual ACD F KIN
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
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Summary
After years lived entirely within the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out and ultimately leading into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large. Over the course of a single winter, her life will become the property of the planet and, perhaps for the first time, securely her own.

“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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dellarobia Turnbow is an Appalachian farm wife trapped in a loveless marriage. Her life changes when, inexplicably, thousands of orange monarch butterflies descend on the family's woodland. Some townspeople see it as a sign from God; others take advantage of the phenomenon to make money when it becomes a tourist attraction. But the arrival of a butterfly scientist opens Dellarobia's eyes to the frightening implications of climate change-and, at the same time, gives her the courage to escape the confines of her own life. Kingsolver proves an excellent reader of her own work, perfectly conveying both Dellarobia's gossipy, accented smalltown neighbors and the distinctive Jamaican accent of intellectual Ovid, the butterfly scientist. Perhaps most impressive is her narration of Ovid's explanations of the phenomenon: descriptions of monarch butterfly migration patterns and the impact of climate change could have been dry, but Kingsolver's voice is full of the character's passion, which keeps listeners engaged. The author also ably conveys Dellarobia's yearnings and her struggle to deal with the conflict between her home life and her dreams. This is a beautifully realized audio version of a compelling and fascinating novel. A Harper hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Climatic changes -- Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Wives -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Biologists -- Fiction.
Monarch butterfly -- Fiction.
Tennessee -- Fiction.
Appalachian Mountains -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [New York] :HarperAudio,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Performed by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 15 audio discs (17 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780062124326
0062124323
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