Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Summary: Always beloved, Kingsolver shot into the heavens with her last novel, The Lacuna, a booming best seller that also won the Orange Prize. Said to be her most accessible, her new work features Dellarobia Turnbow, who dreamed of something bigger than Feathertown, TN, but married young and is now stuck raising kids on a hardscrabble farm. On the way to a rendezvous--her first break with life as it is--Dellarobia comes upon a forested glen filled with silent red fire. Fundamentalists, climate scientists, politicians, and the media mob all come to weigh in fervently on the cause and meaning of this phenomenon, as Dellarobia and her neighbors fend off the invasion.

Since this will be a potluck, if you're planning to attend, please let us know what kind of food you plan to bring (side or main dish, salad, bread, dessert, etc.) in your RSVP. I'll send you the address about a week before the meeting. Also, please feel free to bring books you no longer need for a book exchange.

Note: if you sign up and don't get an email with the location and details within the week before, please let me know at [masked]. I don't have your contact information unless you give it to me.

Join or login to comment.

  • Margo R.

    Wonderful discussion with a great group of people!

    June 17, 2013

  • Debbie

    Elaine; I'm see that this is taking its sweet time, so just want to warn you ahead. It also dawned on me that I don't know how this particular book club works! Read before and discuss? Please inform. I would very much like to be part of the group; some medical issues have stalled me. Methinks I should be done with those travails forthwith.

    June 16, 2013

    • Elaine

      Hi Debbie, Our members try to read the book ahead and then we have an informal discussion -- over food -- about what we read. Hope your medical issue get resolved and you can join us at future meetings.

      June 17, 2013

  • lauren o.

    Ok. Guess not. I am still not sure how a simple phone upgrade is turning into a saturday night date between my son and the verizon girl but there you go!

    June 16, 2013

  • lauren o.

    Running late but planningon coming. Don't cook so hope mimosas are ok

    June 16, 2013

  • lauren o.

    Running late but planningon coming. Don't cook so hope mimosas are ok

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Henry

    I'm not going to get 'Flight Behavior' from the library in time - is there anyone on the Westside who has a copy that I can borrow? I will come and pick it up.

    June 10, 2013

    • Henry

      Probably - especially as Bob is promising a Yummy Salad!

      1 · June 14, 2013

    • Henry

      I have been delayed so "probably" has to be downgraded to "possibly".

      June 16, 2013

  • Jill

    Hi Elaine, Maybe you didn't get the email I sent you through this meetup. I've misplaced your email with the address and directions, and wonder if you could resend it to me. I'll stash it in a safe place! thanks.

    June 16, 2013

    • Elaine

      I replied to your email, Jill. Did you get it?

      June 16, 2013

    • Jill

      Yes, thanks!

      June 16, 2013

  • Debbie

    I love Kingsolver and was aniously awaiting this moment with caution - I have to take a 24-hr med test and I don't know if I'll make it in time. Do want to catch up with you all.

    June 16, 2013

    • Elaine

      Hope you can join us, Debbie.

      June 16, 2013

  • lauren o.

    I just got so won't be finished bu am coming up to hear what you have to say and am already on Spoiler alert!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Will bring a yummy salad.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    Out of town guests for Fathers' Day. Sorry I'll miss this. See you next month.

    June 9, 2013

  • Jill

    I cannot believe how absolutely fantastic this book is!!

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Chrissy

    Wasn't able to get the book. But I'm first on the list @ the library now. :)

    June 9, 2013

    • Elaine

      Hope you get it soon...and can join us next time!

      June 9, 2013

  • karlene h.

    Next time

    June 8, 2013

    • Elaine

      Sorry you can't join us this time, Karlene. Thanks for letting us know.

      June 9, 2013

  • Carol T.

    Sorry. Didn't realize it was Father's Day

    June 6, 2013

    • Elaine

      We understand and will miss you. Hope to see you next time.

      June 9, 2013

  • LAFriend

    I won't be able to read the book in time. See you in July!

    June 7, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Anna! Hope to see you next time.

      June 9, 2013

  • Natalie

    Sorry I'm headed to the playboy jazz. I didn't realize it was Father's Day. Have a great discussion.

    May 25, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks for letting us know, Natalie. Have a great time!

      May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you. Yay! So...can I bring a bottle of wine?

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ha ha...I'll take that to mean I CAN.

      May 20, 2013

    • Elaine

      Absolutely! We love wine. Glad you can join us.

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Natalie

    I will bring a salad.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Jill

    I'll bring a side dish, and I won't be intimidated by the waiting list!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Henry

    Only just got to order the Kingsolver book from the library and there is a big wait list - so I'll go off the RSVP for now to let those on the this wait list get on so they can start reading.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Carol T.

    I didn't have a chance to read the book. Still ok to come?

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Teresa

    Entree

    1 · January 19, 2013

16 went

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy