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Kindred

14 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Octavia E. Butler

The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the classic novel that has sold over 250,000 copies    Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in … see full wiki

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Beacon Press; 25th Anniversary edition (February 1, 2004)
4 reviews about Kindred
review by . June 27, 2010
   This book begins in the hospital, as Diane is trying to convince the police that her boyfriend is not responsible for her horrific injuries. They do finally believe her, in part because there is no way he could have enmeshed her arm into a wall. Dana Franklin, a black woman writer, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday in 1976 when she is snatched from her Southern California home and transported to the bank of a river in the antebellum South where she saves the life of a young …
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Butler always gets an automatic 5 from me. Best sci-fi author. :)
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
im reminded of myself!
review by . March 04, 2009
KINDRED is one of those rare novels that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go until the very end. From the first sentence, Butler's simple, straightforward prose moves the story quickly making it nearly impossible for the reader to put down.     Dana, a black woman living in Los Angeles in 1976, is inexplicably transported to 1815 to save the life of a small, red-haired boy on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It turns out this small boy, Rufus, is one of her white slave owning …
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