Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behaviour

Barbara Kingsolver

A pageturner with tangible social and environmental tensions. When a massive colony of monarch butterflies migrate disastrously off-course, a small farming community’s ‘miracle’ escalates into a climate change debate globally. I’m adding this title to the list of my all-time favourites. Borrow it or buy it, but definitely read it.

Extract

She opened her mouth, but he cut her off. 'What scientists disagree on now, Tina, is how to express our shock. The glaciers that keep Asia’s watersheds in business are going right away. Maybe one of your interns could Google that for you. The Arctic is genuinely collapsing. Scientists used to call these things the canary in the mine. What they say now is, The canary is dead ....'

Parallels
  • Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver