In order to rise
From its own ashes
Yesterday (11 years from now), Lauren Olamina’s home burned. Lauren’s journey north begins in Chapter 15 of The Parable of the Sower. Her journey north will take almost 2 months. Along the way, Earthseed is born. I thought it would be fun and interesting to track Lauren’s journey in real time. And fortunately, someone named Penny Richards has done a lot of the work for me.
Robledo, Lauren’s home, is a fictional place, but we have some hints as to its location. In Chapter 5, she says it is 20 miles from L.A. In Chapter 15, as Lauren and her two companions, Harry and Zahra, are heading away from Robledo, she describes her intended route:
Note: The photo at the top of this post is of the remains of the Oakridge mobile home park in Sylmar which burned in a 2008 wildfire. (courtesy: Wikipedia)