Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Earth-friendly: From the writer of The Poisonwood Bible comes a beautiful and realistic portrayal of the impact of global warming — on animals, communities, and a family in Tennessee. Plot notes: Dellarobia, a 29-year-old mother of two, has hardly left her husband's family farm, let alone her native Appalachia. Going stir-crazy, she plots an affair until a modern miracle stops her in her tracks and changes her course forever. Head of the class: Within the detail-packed pages, Kingsolver educates readers on everything from catastrophic, underreported mudslides to migratory patterns of monarch butterflies.