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by Octavia Butler
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.
Applicable categories for the Urban Read Harder Challenge:
Jamieson Bunn, Director of Annual Fund and Campaigns
This is the first title Jamieson has recommended for Urban Summer Reading