Flight Behavior

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Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Original Publish Date: Nov 06, 2012
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Product Number: Z100092327
Released: Apr 05, 2015
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ISBN: #9780062124319
Narrator/s: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: HarperAudio
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New York Times BestsellerIndie BestsellerBarnes & Noble BestsellerNational BestsellerAmazon Best Book of the MonthIndie Next Pick Best Book of the Year: New York Times Notable, Washington Post Notable, Amazon EditorA??s Choice, USA TodayA??s Top Ten (#1), St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star Prize-winning author: Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize (Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award), Orange Prize for Fiction Prize-winning Author: National Humanities Medal, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Orange Prize for Fiction, Dayton Literary Peace Prize (Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award) "Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words."A??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 factionsA??religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politiciansA??trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's most 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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Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Narrator(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Product Number C02155
Released: Nov 08, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470326340
eAudio
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Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Narrator(s): Barbara Kingsolver
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Released: Nov 06, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470326357
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Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Narrator(s): Barbara Kingsolver
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Released: Nov 15, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470329501
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Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
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Released: Mar 17, 2014
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ISBN: #9780062124289

Professional reviews

""The writing of fiction is a dance between truth and invention," says the author, and here she not only dances but floats, flutters and shudders with the millions of monarch butterflies that roost inexplicably on a Tennessee hillside. As narrator, Kingsolver nails her protagonist's Appalachian accent and her balancing act of domestic simplicity and intelligence. She also employs a striking Virgin Islands accent for the charismatic scientist who is dispatched to explore the oddity. Kingsolver's literary and scientific eloquence spotlights the strange ecological phenomena that forebode drastic climate change. (Monarchs are meant to migrate from Canada to Mexico, not descend on rural Tennessee.) Environmental, scientific, economic, religious, and political issues collide as the town's struggling residents strive to comprehend the ethereal sight--a modern miracle to many, a potential cash cow to others. A.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"