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The Resource Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

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
Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to 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. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large
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
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Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10141310
Cataloging source
AMP
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
F55 2012
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062124289
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
00cd96ea-88ca-4f0c-bfa4-6ea48427265a
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 777564
  • (OCoLC)ocm819351677
  • 4587-10560
  • (OCoLC)819351677
  • (OCoLC)ocn819351677
  • 777564
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062124289
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
00cd96ea-88ca-4f0c-bfa4-6ea48427265a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 777564
  • (OCoLC)ocm819351677
  • 4587-10560
  • (OCoLC)819351677
  • (OCoLC)ocn819351677
  • 777564

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