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November Book Club

Join Stacey Goldring at the bookstore as we experience Flight Behavior with Barbara Kingsolver.  Our book club will meet in the bookstore at 6:30 pm, refreshments will be served. 

Reservations should be made on the Chapter Endnotes page.  Click here.

Books should be purchased here.  See below for book description.   A book club bundle for the remainder of the year is also available, which can be found here

FROM STACEY, with suggested books also listed below.

Flight Behavior lands us in Appalachia. Within its first pages, our main character Dellarobia Turbow discovers a valley blanketed with millions of monarch butterflies. The news of this winged miracle goes viral. What it the effect when millions of butterflies flap their wings? The amazing novelist Barbara Kingsolver reveals Mother Nature’s reverberating impact on Dellarobia, the Turbow family clan and our world’s climate. Added bonus, I’ll be recommending Florida Native Milkweed resources to start your own monarch habitat! 

Can’t wait to discuss Flight Behavior with you, Nov. 8, 6:30 pm, right here at the bookstore!

I also recommend my Kingsolver favs Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna. Butterflies as metaphors can be found in the Julia Alvarez’s powerful  In the Time of Butterflies. Learn more about our precious Florida papillons with Jaret Daniel’s  Butterflies of Florida, perfect for beginning butterfly lovers. 

My National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida is tattered, faded and beloved utterly. 


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Jacksonville, FL 32207-3211
Flight Behavior: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062124272
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 4th, 2013

Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.
Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

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The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060786502
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

The Lacuna: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060852580
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 20th, 2010

In the Time of the Butterflies By Julia Alvarez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565129764
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010

Butterflies of Florida Field Guide By Jaret Daniels Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591930051
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Adventure Publications - August 19th, 2003