Curiosities and wonders
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Join the discussion on June 16, 2015. In a riveting story by the author of The Poisonwood Bible, a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee experiences something she cannot explain. Her discovery energizes various competing factions, trapping her in the center of the conflict an... Read More »
Join us for the discussion on Aug. 12, 2015. A young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee experiences something she cannot explain. Her discovery energizes various competing factions, trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.
In this novel, Dellarobia, a discontented farm wife, discovers millions of butterflies living on the mountain behind her home. Scientists come to find out what has caused the butterflies to change their flight behavior, and what happens next changes Dellarobia’s life.
Kingsolver draws upon her prodigious knowledge of the natural world to enlighten readers about the intricacies of the migration patterns of monarch butterflies while linking their behavior to the even more fascinating conduct of the human species. - Library Journal
Smart Dellarobia got pregnant young, and finds herself stuck in a small life. She's about to blow up that life when, climbing up a mountain on her family's property, she sees the valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with mil... Read More »
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