Nov 28, 2012

Library Book: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Title: Flight Behavior A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Published November 6, 2012; Harper

I'm not in love with the book cover but I started to read and was grabbed by the very first sentence.

"A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture."

Publisher's description: "In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world."

Have you read this novel and, if so, what do you think?

9 comments:

  1. I've read only Prodigal Summer and it was a bit intense. So many conflicting reviews on this one.

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  2. Loved loved it; her writing is so wonderful IMO.

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  3. I haven't read it but many have and loved it!!!

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  4. I haven't read it, but I really want to. I've seen so many good reviews. I'm not a fan of the cover either - guess it's somehow connected to butterflies?

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  5. The book cover blows. I have it, but haven't even started it yet. I am so behind!

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  6. I agree - the cover is disappointing, but I do want to read this book.

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  7. I've only read 2 Kingsolver books and loved them both. And that begs the question why I haven't read them all?

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  8. I haven't read this one, but I am a fan of hers. Happy reading :)

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  9. I actually think it's Kingsolver at her best: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/10/29/2012-55-review-flight-behavior/

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