We at Village Books have been huge fans of Barbara Kingsolver's writing since The Bean Trees was published in 1988 and became an instant classic. Through the years, her books have received critical acclaim and won multiple awards.
In celebration of the release of Barabara Kingsolver's newest novel, Unsheltered, on October 16, 2018, Village Books introduces a limited-run open book group that will delve into the rich history of her past books on the second Tuesday of each month, culminating in a discussion of Unsheltered in November of 2019. Each discussion is will be facilitated by one of Village Books' many booksellers or by a special guest. Come to one or join us for all 12 as we enjoy a year of Reading Kingsolverly!
Tuesday, July 9, 5:30pm
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver returns with a truly stunning and unforgettable work. Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably 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 rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how 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. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's must thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest.