Book Group Discussion
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Our Book Group reads a wide variety of texts: novels, memoirs, non-fiction, short stories and everything in-between! The conversations are enlightening and fun; the people are engaged and enthusiastic.
August Book: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Group Discussion: Thursday, August 27 • 10 – 11 AM
Butler, who passed away in 2006, was eulogized by the New York Times, as a world-renowned author whose science fiction explored “far-reaching issues of race, sex, power, and ultimately what it means to be human”.
In Parable of the Sower, Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.
When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.
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