Flight behavior : a novel

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New York : Harper Perennial, 2013.
1st Harper Perennial ed.
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436, 16 pages ; 21 cm

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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.

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Originally published: 2012.
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"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Flap p. [4] of cover.
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Kingsolver, B. (2013). Flight behavior: a novel. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York: Harper Perennial.

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Kingsolver, Barbara. 2013. Flight Behavior: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial.

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Kingsolver, Barbara, Flight Behavior: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial, 2013.

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Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight Behavior: A Novel. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 2013. Print.

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