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Good Book Discussion - Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler In-Person

The Mothers, a novel by Brit BennettBring a steaming cup of coffee and join us for a great discussion about a good book, Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler. 

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

Print copies will be available at the first floor circulation desk, beginning September 12, 2022, while supplies last. Also available as an ebook, digital audiobook, and graphic novel from LibbycloudLibrary and Hoopla. Copies are always available via Hoopla. A study guide for this title is available from Hoopla

Monday, October 3, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Small Conference Room
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Octavia E. Butler was a renowned African American author who received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work.

Born in Pasadena in 1947, she was raised by her mother and her grandmother. She was the author of several award-winning novels including PARABLE OF THE SOWER (1993), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and PARABLE OF THE TALENTS (1995) winner of the Nebula Award for the best science fiction novel published that year. She was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future.

   See The Official Site Of Octavia E. Butler for more information.

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