Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver Flight Behavior is compelling novel where climate change is the main theme tucked into the story of the domestic life of a rural Tennessee family. It is also about the social fabric and class struggles of contemporary Appalachia. This is a story with realistic characters, not always likable but always interesting, who have problems that seem to overshadow the tragedy of an environment run amuck around them. Climate change is the real tragedy that is presented in this book along with the seemingly insurmountable problem that science has in presenting information to people who don't want it, feel inconvenienced by it and are afraid of it? Flight Behavior deals in important issues, but addresses them on the personal level. It's clear that Kingsolver is passionate about portraying the fragility of nature, and why we should care about it. I recommend this fascinating book.