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Flight behavior, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Flight behavior
Title
Flight behavior
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
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. 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
F55 2012b
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Wives
  • Families
  • Biologists
  • Tennessee
  • Appalachian Mountains
  • Large type books
Label
Flight behavior, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1389769
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition
Extent
675 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062124302
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1389769
  • (OCoLC)778422842
Label
Flight behavior, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1389769
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition
Extent
675 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062124302
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1389769
  • (OCoLC)778422842

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