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Flight Behaviour

by Barbara Kingsolver

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May 2013 Book of the Month.

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010 and on the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013.

A topical, engrossing and thought-provoking read exploring how the unexpected arrival of millions of Monarch butterflies, due to climate change, in a poor rural area of America has profound effects on a whole community and in particular a discontented woman trapped in a loveless marriage dreaming of escape. Kingsolver, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010 with The Lacuna and currently on the shortlist for the same prize with The Poisonwood Bible in 2013 has a real talent for getting you right inside her characters' lives and this is no exception in the poetically written and well researched Flight Behaviour.

Sarah Broadhurst

Flight Behaviour Synopsis

On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature.



As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged? Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.

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ISBN: 9780571290802
Publication date: 18/04/2013
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571290772
Publication date: 01/11/2012
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571290802
Publication date: 18th April 2013
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Collections: 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver’s thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is The Lacuna, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction.   Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on BARBARA KINGSOLVER After you read The Bean Trees, you’ll run to the bookstore to buy Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams. I snap up Kingsolver’s novels from used bookstores so I have copies at the ready if ...

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