As 2015 is quickly coming to a close, I’ve been thinking about a compelling  question posed by The Readers last September:

“What characters would you like to catch up with?”

This was such a fun question to ponder as I revisited the books I’ve read over the last few years. There are so many characters I’d like to catch up with but if I had to choose just one, it would be Dellarobia Turnbow in Barbara Kingsolver’s  Flight Behavior.


Dellarobia, a young wife and mother feeling trapped and restless in her life, witnesses what she believes to be a miracle; an entire mountainside covered with the fluttering, flame-colored wings of monarch butterflies. The event draws national attention and exposes this small farm town in Tennessee to different ideas about life, education, and science. In the end, Dellarobia plans to leave the farm with her children to pursue a college degree.

Where is the smart, ambitious Dellarobia and her children today?  How have their worlds changed?  I would love to hear her story.


Now it’s your turn.

What characters would you like to catch up with?


Always an adventure with


Leave a response

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s