Glendora Public Library Two-Part Book Discussion of Octavia Butler's The Parable of the Sower - Part 1
Join us for a special book discussion of Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower. Discuss themes of the book, the environment in which it takes place, and hear other great perspectives.
February 16th at 7:00 pm Discussion of the first half - Chapters 1-14 March 2nd at 7:00 pm Discussion of the second half - Chapters 15-25
Register TODAY by calling the Library at (626) 852-4891. The first three people to register will get a free copy of the book!
The Parable of the Sower is available as an eBook through Overdrive and at the Library to check out.
Summary of The Parable of Sower from Amazon.com: “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 hyper-empathy, 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.”