“An impressive work...” It is complex, elliptical and well-observed. Dellarobia and her kin come over as solid but believable individuals, outlined with respect and balance...
New York Times
“Majestic and brave...” One of the gifts of a Kingsolver novel is the resplendence of her prose. She takes palpable pleasure in the craft of writing, creating images that stay with the reader long after her story is done...
“Everything fits together...” Kingsolver links big scientific themes with fine subtleties of human behaviour, moving between the grandiose and the personal... There are moments of lightness and beauty too. It's impossible to watch the dancing butterflies and not be moved...
“A compelling plot with lyrical passages and flashes of humour...” Absorbing and entertaining, Flight Behaviour engages the reader in the quotidian details of Dellarobia’s life, while insisting that we never forget the crumbling world beneath her, and our, feet...
“Rises – with conscience and majesty – to the occasion of its time...” Expands on the theme of deaf ears, blind eyes and belief-versus-evidence with the trademark human sympathy that has won her the devotion of readers worldwide...
“Poetic, timely and true...” Some of the most beautiful passages examine Dellarobia’s tortured relationship with her children... chain-smoking Dellarobia is novel's star novel, an unlikely heroine led towards a choice between the known, and a path towards greater fulfillment..
“Too lucid and vivid to ignore...” Spunky Dellarobia invests the narrative with authenticity and sparkling humor. Kingsolver also animates and never judges the uneducated, religiously devout residents of Feathertown as the dramatic saga becomes a clarion call for climate change...