As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group.
This month, we’re repeating our tradition of honor Black History Month in February with a true classic. Get ready to learn why Octavia Butler is known as the godmother of American science fiction! PS: Don’t read the brand new Kindred graphic novel on accident! Just pick it up after you’ve finished the original.
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Dana, a modern (circa 1970) black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him.
Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.