Cathedral Events

November 8, 2012 7:30 PM

A Evening with Barbara Kingsolver

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Washington National Cathedral, in partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstore, announces an evening with one of America’s most perceptive novelists, Barbara Kingsolver. The evening will be her first public presentation following the publication of her fourteenth novel, Flight Behavior (HarperCollins). Continuing her keen analysis of the state of human life on a fragile planet, Flight Behavior explores the timely theme of climate change, along with the media exploitation and political opportunism that lie at the root of what may be our most urgent modern dilemma. In the novel, set in a small town in Tennessee, a young woman happens upon a forested valley filled with silent red fire. Her attempt to share the wonder and find an explanation throws her into a spiraling confrontation with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.

About Barbara Kingsolver

Author, environmental activist and human-rights advocate Barbara Kingsolver has held many jobs, from archaeologist to x-ray technician, but she has always been a storyteller. “I used to beg my mother to let me tell her a bedtime story,” she says. Her works include Prodigal Summer, Poisonwood Bible, and Small Wonder.

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