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Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. 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. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.

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 her house to a secret tryst, but instead encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy she dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-606-31776-7 / 978-0-606-31776-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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November 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flight Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-06-212426-9 / 978-0-06-212426-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 1-4434-1299-6 / 978-1-4434-1299-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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November 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-571-29077-9 / 978-0-571-29077-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

June 1964 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 1-4434-1300-3 / 978-1-4434-1300-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flight Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-06-212427-7 / 978-0-06-212427-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-571-29080-9 / 978-0-571-29080-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-571-29081-7 / 978-0-571-29081-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ome
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-06-212430-7 / 978-0-06-212430-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flight Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-06-220615-X / 978-0-06-220615-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins USA
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-571-29078-7 / 978-0-571-29078-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-06-228624-2 / 978-0-06-228624-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flight Behavior Unabridged CD
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0-06-212432-3 / 978-0-06-212432-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAu
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
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2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 1-4703-2950-6 / 978-1-4703-2950-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Flight Behavior
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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November 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Flight Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flight Behaviour
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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