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Cambridge/Somerville­ February - Flight Behavior

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who 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, she encounters a shocking sight. What she can only understand as a cautionary miracle, sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Behavior-Novel-Barbara-Kingsolver/dp/0062124269/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Behavior-A-Novel-ebook/dp/B007HBY89E/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Tried to make $5 payment online but got a notice that it wasn't taking payments at this time? Also said I could just bring $5 to the meeting, so that is what I'll do. Cheers!

    January 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Paras - Maybe it was just me? I'd like to pay it online (as I never seem to have cash), so let me know. I was just going to use my visa via paypal or whatever, but I seemed to hit a snag. Thanks!

      January 25, 2013

    • Paras H.

      Troy, you should be all set now to use the Amazon payment method. thanks

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't know anything about this book or author, but might look into it at the COOP and if not too much of a tome, will try to finish it by February 6th! Have never been to one of these events before, but will show up. Love books, so am game. If any one else wants to add any thoughts, tell me more about these events, if they are successful, or cool (or the opposite, that no one shows, no one reads the books), whatever, that would be great to know! Diesel Cafe is cool, have been there once. Thanks for the invite to whomever is arranging this book event! Cheers! - Troy

    January 16, 2013

    • Jules

      Hi Troy, welcome! as for the book, it's a bit over 400 pages, I think (I read it in ebook so not sure) but to me it seemed to go fairly quickly.
      As a club we are pretty laid back, and inclusive... there is always someone, or a few, who don't finish, but as we discussed last session, you can attend if you didn't finish the book, as long as you are chill when discussions take place that might spoil the end.
      Please feel free to attend and there is usually a chance to chat more about how we operate before and after the book discussion.
      Cheers,
      Jules

      1 · January 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jules - Thanks for the email. I am just now seeing it. I am in the middle of two other books plus thesis writing and job hunting, so may take a rain check on this book - but might still come just to get a cup of coffee and listen to comments about the book. I looked into it and it does seem interesting indeed! I'm cool with listening and understand the spoiler alert rule doesn't apply to a meeting specifically for the purpose of discussion the book at hand! :). Hope all is well. Thanks again for writing. Any leads on what March's book might be?

      January 25, 2013

  • Philip

    Sorry for the last minute bail. See y'all next month

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll try to come late but have a work event that night!

    January 14, 2013

    • Jules

      I hope you can! Always fun to see you even if you can only be there for the end.

      January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My favorite author! So excited to read this book and meet you all for a discussion!

    January 14, 2013

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