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The Resource Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Flight behavior : a novel
Title
Flight behavior
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Title variation
Flight behaviour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 man. 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. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed
Summary
Dellarobia Turnbow is a discontent farmwife engaging in a flirtatious relationship with a younger man when she discovers an unsual fire in a forested valley behind her house. This curiosity causes a stir in the scientific and local communities, garnering a great deal of media attention and leads to Dellarobia confronting and questioning everything she thought she believed in.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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10141310
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
F55 2013
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women biologists
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Tennessee
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Women biologists
  • Tennessee
Target audience
adult
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2012
  • Includes P.S.: insights, interviews & more
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813929427
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
436, 16 p.
Isbn
9780062124272
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)813929427
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2012
  • Includes P.S.: insights, interviews & more
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813929427
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
436, 16 p.
Isbn
9780062124272
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)813929427

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