March Book Club | Flight Behavior
Written by Barbara Kingsolver (2012)
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The New York Times bestselling author of The Lacuna and The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver returns with a truly stunning and unforgettable work—arguably her most thrilling novel to date. Set in present day Appalachia, Flight Behavior is a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver’s riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain. Her discovery energizes various competing factions—religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.
This month we will be discussing the first half of “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. We will be discussing the second half of her book during our April book club discussion. This month’s discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Heather Bouwman and Dr. Young-ok An.
The book club titles for this year’s book club have been purchased and loaded on the UST libraries’ Kindles. The Kindles are available for checkout from the OSF Library on the main campus for UST students, faculty and staff for a period of 3 weeks. You can find additional information regarding the Kindles and a comprehensive title list here or on the library’s website.