Date(s) - 05/20/2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Branches Books & Gifts
You’re invited to join us for Branches Book Club – this book club is open to the public and discusses current fiction, non-fiction and best-sellers. We are heading into our third year of meeting and we would love for you to come join us!
For May, we will be discussing Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. Meeting begins at 2:00 pm at Branches Books on Wednesday, May 20th.
This highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from award-winning author Octavia E. Butler “pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid’s Tale” (John Green, New York Times)–now with a new foreword by N. K. Jemisin.
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.