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Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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 has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062124265
ISBN-10: 0062124269
Publication Date: 11/6/2012
Pages: 436
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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jmlsauter avatar reviewed Flight Behavior on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I love me my Barbara Kingsolver but I stopped reading this book at page 154 and returned it to the library. I couldn't care less about the main character "what's her name" and her smoking addiction and her almost affair. The so called miracle is nothing but a beautiful act of nature I have seen on TV programs and I was not anticipating reading further to learn about global warming. I was disappointed to say the least.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have to give Kingsolver credit here for not populating this novel with straw men against whom to illustrate her green view of the world. If people really listened and discussed the way her characters do in this book, instead of talking across each other like television pundits, we'd get a lot solved.

If you've read any Kingsolver, you know you're going to get socially conscious messages, and great prose, and plenty of cud for chewing. Well, you do.
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Helpful Score: 1
Amazing! I loved her book Prodigal Summer, and this is another in the same vein. She mixes romance with biology and you learn all about the stuff of life. Heartwarming and true. A must read!
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I have always liked Barbara Kingsolver's books in the past. However this book was hard to finish. I kept putting it down and then coming back to it later. It dragged. The first chapters were better as she laid the groundwork. But after that she moved too slowly and kept coming back to the same places. I was disappointed and think it could have been about 3/4 as long and I would have enjoyed it more.


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