Human Reaction

Flight behavior : a novel

Award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver intertwines the human and the scientific in this novel. The story follows Dellarobia Turnbow, a young mother living in rural Tennessee. When millions of monarch butterflies forsake their traditional wintering grounds and descend upon her family sheep farm. The Turnbows’ poverty and the relative prosperity of the numerous visitors to the farm force the reader to think about how wealth alters individual responses to a climate crisis and how the impacts of climate change are felt.