Flight Behavior

When I heard Barbara Kingsolver discuss her book Flight Behavior, I was immediately drawn to her ideas surrounding this book. The whole notion of shifting patterns and behaviors in nature is a fascinating premise for a novel.

Have you read Flight Behavior? What are your thoughts about it?

 "...It was about thirty of them up here the Friday after Thanksgiving. I want to tell you! That's not normal, for the day after Thanksgiving. 'No, it isn't,' Valia agreed. 'People should be at the mall.' "

"A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture. Or so it seemed for now, to a woman with flame-colored hair who marched uphill to meet her demise. Innocence was no part of this. She knew her own recklessness and marveled, really, at how one hard little flint of thrill could outweigh the pillowy, suffocating aftermath of a long disgrace."
 These are the opening sentences of a very long first paragraph.

What are you reading?

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