August/September’s book: Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver
by Jamie Klingler
We were split between two books on the shortlist for next month, but have settled on Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver.
On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged?
Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver’s most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.
We’ll be meeting at 7pm, Wednesday 4th September (please do note the date – not strictly an August meeting!) in the Rugby Tavern in Holborn. The nearest tubes are Holborn, Russell Square and Chancery Lane. Any questions, as ever, drop us a note to LondonBookClub at outlook dot com, or find us at #LondonBookClub on Twitter.