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Afternoon Book Group - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring,   20910
Registration is not Required
Flight Behavior is a 2012 novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Dellarobia Turnbow is a 28-year-old discontented housewife living with her poor family on a farm in rural Tennessee. On a hike, on which she is planning to meet a telephone repairman to begin an affair with him, the heroine finds that the valley behind their house is covered in millions of monarch butterflies.

As the news of her discovery spreads, she receives a visit from Ovid Byron, a university professor who studies the monarchs, and warns that although they are beautiful, they are a disturbing symptom of global climate change, displaced from their typical wintering location in Mexico, and that they may not survive the harsh Tennessee winter.

RSVP not required. The book will be available for loan from the library's reserve shelf. The Silver Spring Library is fully wheelchair-accessible.