Bylane “Virtual” Book Club: Flight Behavior

by May 8, 2020News0 comments

New York is still on PAUSE – take advantage of time at home by reading “A majestic and brave novel… both intimate and enormous.” The New York Times Book Review

Then connect with our Bylane Book Club friends either in person or through Zoom to discuss this captivating novel. In it, Barbara Kingsolver presents a compelling symbolic connection between an unhappy farm wife who secretly dreams of running away from it all, and a surprising migration of monarch butterflies that alight upon her in-law’s property. As the butterflies struggle to survive and reproduce to continue their species, the protagonist struggles in her efforts to deal with the consequences of her past decisions and the possibility of her new life.

Flight Behavior Reviews:

“[Kingsolver’s] keen grasp of delicate ecosystems-both social and natural-keeps the story convincing and compelling.” – The New Yorker

“Marvelous…This is fiction rich in empathy, wit and science. Like the butterflies that astonish Feathertown, Kingsolvian gifts are ‘fierce and wondrous,’ ‘colors moving around like fire.’” – New York Times

“Kingsolver is a storyteller first and foremost, as sensitive to human interactions and family dynamics as she is to ecological ones.” – NPR

“Drawing on both her Appalachian roots and her background in biology, Kingsolver delivers a passionate novel on the effects of global warming.” Booklist, Starred Review

Monday, June 1, 7:00pm. Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling (914) 302-9713. A link will be emailed to participants prior to the virtual meeting which you can click using a smart phone or a computer. Limited number of spaces are available.


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