A long shot


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May 18, 2020
I have been wracking my brain for years, and i have ran sacked my home...you guys are my last chance.

I read this book in the mid to late 90's actually i am positive it was the late 90's. I don't remember the title or the author...other then the name was long and complicated to remember. I also remember it was a part of a series...which I only read two of so my belief is that is was being written at this time. (but heck i just found out unexpected dragon was older then I originally thought so what the heck to I know)

Ok here is what of the plot i remember. There was a girl i believe she is a young woman, with i believe multiple powers taken to a camp with others with single powers that were divided into fractions, like elemental, telepathy, animal speakers, but this girl could move between factions. (It is not Divergent) there were with people without powers that kept them there....until the end i believe the broke out to come up with there own destiny. at the end of the first book they are free, but I believe still living at the camps but still living divided with individual leaders of each power group. there was something about this girl that was unique to the other powered individuals...god i wish i could remember her name.
I do remember vividly that in the second book of the series one of the girls male companions gets stuck on a ship that is heading away. He basically tells her to go and she and the others were unable to rescue him.

I think the books a decent size hard cover if i remember correctly and i ordered it out of a sci fi catalog that use to come to my house when I was a kid. I know this is a long shot. but does this ring any bells for anyone else out there?
Maybe you are searching for The Diamond Age: Or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson?

Or perhaps, The Parable of the Sower and The Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler?
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Sounds like Zenna Henderson's saga of "The People - No Different Flesh." Telepaths who have (more or less) crash-landed on Earth, and have settled in isolated communities. There are still individuals who did not land with a community, and have been isolated, on their own, who have been found and reconnected with one or more of the communities.

There are assorted talents, but during The Crossing to Earth, some of the talents have been lost.

One story is about one young lady who has a number of the 'hidden/missing' talents-- "She has them all!"
Zenna Henderson's saga of "The People" - Beginning with "Ararat" (1952), Henderson's The People stories appeared in magazines and anthologies, as well as the novelized Pilgrimage: The Book of the People (1961) and The People: No Different Flesh (1966). Other volumes include The People Collection (1991) and Ingathering: The Complete People Stories (1995).

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