The Ending of Parable of the Sower

parable of the sower by Octavia Butler book cover

Parable of the Sower was first published in 1993 by Octavia Butler. The year is 2024 and the world is in chaos. There are few jobs, no social welfare system. The police are as likely to be thugs as to help you, and you have to pay them for help. Those who can afford to … Continue reading The Ending of Parable of the Sower

The Ending of The Year of The Witching

the year of the witching by Alexis Henderson book cover

The baby is delivered into her grandmother’s hands. Immanuelle, this is the name that her grandmother receives for her. Miriam, the mother, laughs about the curse associated with the baby as she dies.  Immanuelle is raised by the Moores, her grandmother and the other wives. Bethel is a community when men have multiple wives. The … Continue reading The Ending of The Year of The Witching

The Ending of The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a multigenerational story of a black family. Desiree and Stella are identical twin girls born in the 1950s in Mallard, a small town in Louisiana. All the people in Mallard are black but light skinned. They are distrustful of dark skinned people, considering themselves better because of the … Continue reading The Ending of The Vanishing Half