The club chats with the bestselling author on January 16th at 12:30PM PST
When we got our eyes on her new novel—Flight Behavior—back in November, we knew it was the perfect pick for our Sony Readers and it quickly earned a spot on our list of essential reads. Much like her backlist bestsellers (Prodigal Summer, Animal Dreams and The Lacuna), this new story features a razor-sharp protagonist and unique storyline on issues we couldn’t wait to discuss.
About FLIGHT BEHAVIOR:
Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen and settling in Feathertown, Tennessee. After more than a decade of tending small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation, and her husband’s antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. As she ascends up a mountain road escaping to her romantic rendezvous, a shocking sight of what appears to be the lake on fire resonates as a cautionary miracle, but scientific explanations offer a counter argument.
In a style that is true to her amalgamation of storytelling and educating, Kingsolver takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change, yet she syndicates it with questions we all have over the complexities of life, love and becoming who you want to be. With a deft and versatile empathy, she dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.
Join the chat!
Barbara will be hosting a live Facebook chat with reader on January 16th at 12:30PM PST. Click here (http://on.fb.me/UWln5R) to join the event.
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Get reading—we can’t wait to chat!
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