Monday, February 20, 2017
Flight Behavior/Barbara Kingsolver/436 pgs.
Monarch butterflies have migrated from Mexico to a rural town in Tennessee--the question is, why? The majority of townspeople believe it is a miracle from God, whereas the scientists who come to investigate view it as a result of climate change. The story mainly centers around Dellarobia Turnbow and her husband's family. Her in-laws own the property containing the trees in which the butterflies have made their home. Up until the infestation of butterflies, the Turnbows were planning on cutting down the trees--they need the money to pay loans from the bank. It's a slow moving book which delves into current problems with climate change and the impact it has on family life, the economy, etc., especially in rural areas.