Coverart for item
The Resource Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Flight behavior : a novel
Title
Flight behavior
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
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. 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
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabriged
Extent
15 sound discs (17 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062124326
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocn803900126
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Flight behavior : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabriged
Extent
15 sound discs (17 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062124326
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocn803900126
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Northfield Public LibraryBorrow it
      210 Washington St., Northfield, MN, 55057, US
      44.4578324 -93.1588628

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...