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—John F. Welch

 

Bailey Booksters Book Club

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Book discussions are held the 1st Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. at the Bailey Library. Refreshments served. Newcomers are welcome.

  

 
 

Flight Behavior

Wednesday, December 5 book discussion:  

        

 
 

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

    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 seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man.

    She hikes up a mountain road behind her house toward 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.

     

Please join the Booksters in reading and discussion.

Wednesday, December 5

9 a.m.

Bailey Library

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bailey Library



Future reads and discussions...

      

         Things that matter by Charles Krauthammer

 

         The last summer of Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly