Please join us in our monthly reading group. Books and discussions will include topics that revolve around women’s issues in society as perceived through literature. We will discuss the history of each concept and discuss how far women’s roles have changed in society over the years. Our discussions will be fun and lively with a chance to explore interesting topics and make new friends.
The book for April is Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler.
Summary: The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of “hyperempathy”—which causes her to feel others’ pain as her own—sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown.