Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

Adult Book Club

'Kindred' by Octavia Butler


The March book selection for the Francis Gregory Adult Book Club is Kindred by Octavia Butler.  The book club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.  Below is a synopsis of the story.

"Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her 26th birthday with her new husband when she is abruptly snatched from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, has summoned her across time to save him from drowning. After this first summons, she is drawn back, again and again, to protect Rufus and ensure he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana’s ancestor.

Each time she arrives in the past, Dana’s sojourns will become more and more dangerous because of Rufus’s obsessive need for her. The reader never knows whether she will survive one journey or the next."