Parable of the sower: Parable Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Parable books volume 1.
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
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. 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781538732182
9781453263617
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b8b6c111-08cd-402e-c202-5fd33773f6ef
Grouping Title parable of the sower
Grouping Author butler octavia e
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-25 01:40:51AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-25 01:46:07AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Jemisin, N. K.,
author Butler, Octavia E.,
author2-role Jemisin, N. K.,writer of foreword., cloudLibrary
author_display Butler, Octavia E
available_at_aacpl Annapolis Library, Broadneck Library, Glen Burnie Library, Maryland City at Russett Library, Online OverDrive Collection, Riviera Beach Library, Severna Park Library
collection_aacpl ADULT, CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacpl Annapolis Library - Adult Science Fiction, Broadneck Library - Adult Science Fiction, Crofton Library - Adult Science Fiction, Edgewater Library - Adult Science Fiction, Glen Burnie Library - Adult Science Fiction, LIbrary Headquarters - Adult Science Fiction, Maryland City at Russett Library - Adult Science Fiction, Online, Online OverDrive Collection, Riviera Beach Library - Adult Science Fiction, Severna Park Library - Adult Science Fiction
display_description "In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages." -- "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." --
format_aacpl Book, eBook
format_category_aacpl Books, eBook
id b8b6c111-08cd-402e-c202-5fd33773f6ef
isbn 9781453263617, 9781538732182
item_details external_econtent:ils:a1484098|1484098-1001|Online|CLOUD LIBRARY|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|CLOUD LIBRARY||https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-doxx889||Available Online||Z-ELIBRARY||, ils:a1608202|31997077854040|Maryland City at Russett Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MDC||, ils:a1608202|31997077854081|Broadneck Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BDN||, ils:a1608202|31997077854123|Crofton Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Hold||CRO||, ils:a1608202|31997077854164|Glen Burnie Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NCO||, ils:a1608202|31997077854206|Crofton Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Jun 21, 2019|CRO||, ils:a1608202|31997077854248|Annapolis Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ANN||, ils:a1608202|31997077854610|Severna Park Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||S-PK||, ils:a1608202|31997077854651|Broadneck Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||BDN||, ils:a1608202|31997077854693|Edgewater Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Jun 20, 2019|EDG||, ils:a1608202|31997077854735|Riviera Beach Library - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RIV||, ils:a1608202|31997077854776|LIbrary Headquarters - Adult Science Fiction|SCIENCE FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||In Transit|Jun 21, 2019|Z-HQ||, overdrive:b7c72ea2-f790-42bc-958a-78a6e7f98a0e|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:b7c72ea2-f790-42bc-958a-78a6e7f98a0e|1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|5|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_aacpl , Electronic Book, Science Fiction
last_indexed 2019-06-25T05:46:07.259Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl CLOUD LIBRARY, Online OverDrive, SCIENCE FICTION (B)
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl Annapolis Library, Broadneck Library, Crofton Library, Edgewater Library, Glen Burnie Library, Maryland City at Russett Library, Online OverDrive Collection, Riviera Beach Library, Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9781538732182
publishDate 2012, 2019
record_details external_econtent:ils:a1484098|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy,|2012.|299 p., ils:a1484098|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy,|2012.|299 p., ils:a1608202|Book|Books||English|Grand Central Publishing,|2019.|xii, 345 pages ; 21 cm, overdrive:b7c72ea2-f790-42bc-958a-78a6e7f98a0e|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:a1484098 1484098-1001 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
overdrive:b7c72ea2-f790-42bc-958a-78a6e7f98a0e -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:b7c72ea2-f790-42bc-958a-78a6e7f98a0e 1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854610 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854651 Checked Out In Transit false false true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854693 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854040 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854206 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854123 Checked Out On Hold false false true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854735 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854081 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854248 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854164 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1608202 31997077854776 Checked Out In Transit false false true false false true
series Parable books
series_with_volume Parable books|1
subject_facet Action & Adventure -- Science Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic -- Science Fiction, California, Southern -- Fiction, Dystopian -- FICTION, Dystopias, Dystopias -- Fiction, Electronic books, Science fiction
title_display Parable of the sower
title_full Parable of the Sower Parable Series, Book 1, Parable of the Sower [eBook] Butler, Octavia E.., Parable of the sower / Octavia E. Butler
title_short Parable of the sower
title_sub Parable Series, Book 1
topic_facet Action & Adventure, African Americans, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Dystopias, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction