EventsLet's read "Parable of the Sower" with the @FulcoLibrary Online Book Club

Let's read "Parable of the Sower" with the @FulcoLibrary Online Book Club

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Have you always wanted to join a book club, but couldn’t find the time? Tired of being locked in your house and miss your book club friends? The Fulton County Library System has a new online option for you!

The online book club is a private moderated online forum where community members discuss books and network with each other. Members participate according to their schedule – day or night. The group will spend approximately two months on each book, so there is plenty of time to read.

The next session of the book club will start in mid August 2021. Club members typically read two chapters per week, so you can join at any time without falling behind.

Sign up at to join the group for the next book discussion.

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.

When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.

There is no cost to participate. Free eBooks, books and audiobooks are available for patrons of The Fulton County Library System.

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