I was enchanted by the beginning of this book, and hopeful that it wouldn't become too heavy-handed with the environmental themes. No such luck. (FWIW, I agree with Kingsolver wholeheartedly that folks need to be paying attention to climate change, but sometimes she can preach to the choir a little too strenuously.)
Dellarobia is a character many a midlife married woman will recognize, and I was rooting for her from the start. In fact, the domestic drama was the most moving part for me. It is, of course, intertwined with the environmental events, and I love the way Kingsolver made climate change personal on a day-to-day level.
As usual, the writing is brilliant, often achingly elegant, with so much exactly expressed in just a few perfectly chosen words. I kept reading lines out loud just to hear them spoken.