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Books with Beth: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
Join Athenaeum of Philadelphia Executive Director Beth Hessel for her monthly book club!

About this Event

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.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/books-with-beth-parable-of-the-sower-by-octavia-butler-tickets-148943031617

Organizer

Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Phone:
215-925-2688
Email:
events@philaathenaeum.org
Website:
www.PhilaAthenaeum.org

Venue

Zoom