Joanne is Lauren’s best friend in the neighborhood. The two are close, but a rift forms between them when Lauren tries to tell Joanne about her fears for the future. Joanne is less courageous than Lauren and more inclined to share the adults’ tendency of being in denial about the state of the world. She leaves the neighborhood to move to Olivar, the city controlled by the KSF corporation.
Joanne Garfield Quotes in Parable of the Sower
The Parable of the Sower quotes below are all either spoken by Joanne Garfield or refer to Joanne Garfield. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Grand Central Publishing edition of Parable of the Sower published in 2000.).
Chapter 5 Quotes
"You don't know that! You can't read the future. No one can."
"You can," I said, "if you want to. It's scary but once you get past the fear, it's easy.”
Joanne Garfield Character Timeline in Parable of the Sower
The timeline below shows where the character Joanne Garfield appears in Parable of the Sower. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...trying to get the police to find Amy’s murderer, although this will realistically be impossible. Joanne comes over to have lunch in Lauren’s bedroom. Lauren loves the privacy of having her... (full context)
...The Book of the Living: “Drowning people sometimes die fighting their rescuers.” Lauren writes that Joanne told her mother about their conversation, and that the news got to Lauren’s father. Lauren... (full context)
...change the subject by asking if her father got back the book she lent to Joanne, about California plants and the way Native Americans used them. Lauren’s father smiles and explains... (full context)
...father preaches from the part of Genesis that describes Noah and the ark. After church, Joanne apologizes, and Lauren halfheartedly accepts. As Joanne walks away, Lauren reflects sadly that she can... (full context)