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Flight Behavior book discussions in April 2018

We are delighted to announce related events co-sponsored by the Georgetown Public Library and the Southwestern University Environmental Studies Program and Smith Library Center: a Flight Behavior book discussion at 7 pm on either Tuesday April 17 (discussion led by Dr. Emily Northrop, Environmental Studies at Southwestern University and Sally Miculek, Georgetown Public Library) or at 7 pm Monday, April 23 (discussion led by Carol Fonken, Smith Library Center and Dana Hendrix, Georgetown Public Library).

A talk by monarch butterfly expert David Wolfe (Environmental Defense Fund) will be offered at 7 pm on Monday, April 30.

All three events will take place in the Georgetown Public Library.

Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver’s riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and her discovery energizes various competing factions, trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.

Whose flight behavior does Kingsolver describe? Monarch butterflies! This connection makes this book a fascinating read to celebrate Earth Day 2018.