Parable of the SowerBook - 2000
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multcolib_northportland Jun 25, 2016
What leads one woman to found a new religion? Lauren Olamina suffers a syndrome causing abnormal empathy, and she comes of age as society ruptures. Author Octavia Butler excels at compelling impossible choices.
multcolib Sep 03, 2015
This is one of the more hopeful dystopias out there. Drought caused by climate change is just one calamity experienced by Lauren Olamina when her walled community is overrun by anarchists and the desperate. As she and others search for respite in a violent world, she seeks to create a new, better... Read More »
multcolib_aliciat Feb 09, 2015
What is the destiny of the human race in the mist of global economic and environmental crisis?
multcolib Jan 23, 2014
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape.
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe.
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Lauren Olamina is part of the generation of children who do not remember the world before. Before the water shortages, and the walled communities, and the drug addicts who burn anything and everything just to watch the flames. Before the California-Oregon border was closed, and Alaska began to talk about seceding. Lauren believes the Earth is dying, and that sooner or later, humanity will have to take to the stars in order to survive. And Lauren means to survive. But how can she convince those around her that they must be ready, that the good times her father and step-mother talk about are never coming back? As the world outside the wall continues to crumble, Lauren hones the philosophy she believes to be humanity’s only hope, becoming the lonely prophet of a new religion born from the ashes of American civilization.
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