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Greendale Reads Book Discussion

April 3, 2013

Greendale Reads - "Flight Behavior"

Discussion: Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
Greendale Safety Center - 5911 W. Grange

Set in rural Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more then a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a much younger man. In the opening scene, she is headed to meet this man at a remote mountain cabin. The tryst never takes place because on her way she witnesses a forested valley ablaze with millions of butterflies. Her discovery of this rare phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever.

This community-wide book discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please contact the library at (414) 423-2136 (or grnd.ref@greendale.org) for additional infomation, or to register.

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