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Acclaimed Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Now in Paperback

June 6, 2013

USA Today's listing of new paperback books begins with, "This month's critic's pick is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver." The newspaper has previously given the book a four-star review, with Jocelyn McClurg calling the work "terrifically entertaining."

Access the item at the newspaper's website.

Flight Behavior was on the shortlist for the 2013 Women's Prize and was a finalist for the 2013 Orion Book Award.

A biology major at DePauw, Kingsolver had her first novel, The Bean Trees, published by HarperCollins in 1988. Her other books include Animal Dreams; Pigs in Heaven; The Poisonwood Bible; Small Wonder; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life; The Lacuna; and Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands. She received the National Humanities Medal in 2000.

Barbara Kingsolver 2009 sAs an undergraduate at DePauw, "I found myself surrounded by peers who loved the same things that I did, people who loved ideas and books," Kingsolver told PBS. "I started reading purposefully things that I thought would teach me about the world."

In 1994, Barbara Kingsolver delivered the commencement address at DePauw, and was also awarded an honorary degree during the ceremony. A summary of her speech -- including an MP3 file -- can be found in this previous story.

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