The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-05-27
ISBN 10: 0345510887
ISBN 13: 9780345510884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sparrow Book Review:

A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life. The mission begins in faith, hope, and beauty, but a series of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end. Praise for The Sparrow “A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review “Important novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them.”—Entertainment Weekly “Powerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a difficult subject with grace and intelligence.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Provocative, challenging . . . recalls both Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure.”—The Dallas Morning News “[Mary Doria] Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense.”—USA Today

The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN 10: 1407057022
ISBN 13: 9781407057026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sparrow Book Review:

'The Sparrow is one of my favourite science fiction novels and it destroyed me in the best way when I read it. It is so beautifully written and the construction of the narrative is masterful.' Emma Newman, acclaimed author of Planetfall Set in the 21st century - a number of decades from now - The Sparrow is the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and talented linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who - in response to a remarkable radio signal from the depths of space - leads a scientific mission to make first contact with an extraterrestrial culture. In the true tradition of Jesuit adventurers before him, Sandoz and his companions are prepared to endure isolation, suffering - even death - but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter. Or for the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end. Once considered a living saint, Sandoz returns alone to Earth horrifically maimed, both physically and spiritually, the mission's sole survivor - only to be blamed for the mission's failure and accused of heinous crimes. Written in clean, effortless prose and peopled with memorable characters who never lose their humanity or humour, The Sparrow is a powerful, haunting fiction - a tragic but ultimately triumphant novel about the nature of faith, of love and what it means to be 'human' and widely considered to be a classic of the genre.

The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0552997773
ISBN 13: 9780552997775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sparrow Book Review:

"Set in the 21st century - between 20 and 60 years from now - The Sparrow is the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and talented linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who - in response to a remarkable radio signal from the depths of space - leads a scientific mission to make first contact with an extraterrestrial culture. In the true tradition of Jesuit adventurers before him, Sandoz and his companions are prepared to endure isolation, suffering - even death - but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter, or for the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end. Once considered a living saint, Sandoz returns alone to Earth horrifically maimed, both physically and spiritually, the mission s sole survivor - only to be blamed for the mission s failure and accused of heinous crimes. Written in clean, effortless prose and peopled with memorable, superbly-realised characters who never lose their humanity or humour, The Sparrow is a powerful, haunting fiction - a tragic but ultimately triumphant novel about the nature of faith, of love and what it means to be human ."

Song of the Sparrow

Song of the Sparrow
Author: Lisa Ann Sandell
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0439918499
ISBN 13: 9780439918497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song of the Sparrow Book Review:

In fifth-century Britain, Elaine, who lives with her family in the military encampments of Arthur's army, describes her perceptions of war and the people around her as she becomes involved in the struggle against the Saxons.

The Wren and the Sparrow

The Wren and the Sparrow
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Publsiher: Kar-Ben Pub
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 146771951X
ISBN 13: 9781467719513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wren and the Sparrow Book Review:

"An allegorical tale about Nazi occupied Poland in which a town's residents are forced to turn over their musical instruments. A young student rescues the hurdy-gurdy of her teacher, who has presumably befallen a terrible fate, and later, a young boy finds the instrument and intends to pass it--and the importance of remembering--on to his future grandchildren"--

The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author: A.F. Moritz
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1487009755
ISBN 13: 9781487009755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sparrow Book Review:

A. F. Moritz has been called “one of the best poets of his generation” by John Hollander and “a true poet” by Harold Bloom, who ranks him alongside Anne Carson. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours throughout North America, including the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Fellowship, Poetry magazine’s Beth Hokin Prize, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and the Griffin Poetry Prize. The Sparrow: Selected Poems of A. F. Moritz surveys forty-five years of Moritz’s published poems, from earlier, lesser-known pieces to the widely acclaimed works of the last twenty years. Here are poems of mystery and imagination; of identification with the other; of compassion, judgement, and rage; of love and eroticism; of mature philosophical, sociological, and political analysis; of history and current events; of contemplation of nature; of exaltation and ennui, fullness and emptiness, and the pure succession and splendour of earthly nights and days. The Sparrow is more than a selected poems; it is also a single vast poem, in which the individual pieces can be read as facets of an ever-moving whole. This is the world of A. F. Moritz — a unique combination of lyrical fire and meditative depth, and an imaginative renewal of style and never-ending discovery of form.

Children of God

Children of God
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307414744
ISBN 13: 9780307414748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of God Book Review:

In Children of God, Mary Doria Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today. The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the So-ciety of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future. Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral universe whose boundaries now extend beyond the solar system and whose future lies with children born in a faraway place. Strikingly original, richly plotted, replete with memorable characters and filled with humanity and humor, Children of God is an unforgettable and uplifting novel that is a potent successor to The Sparrow and a startlingly imaginative adventure for newcomers to Mary Doria Russell’s special literary magic.

Sparrow

Sparrow
Author: L J Shen
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 9781073380275
ISBN 13: 1073380270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow Book Review:

Troy BrennanEvery Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city. Oh, and my new husband. Sparrow Raynes That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. But then he caged me. Kidnapped me. And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up. Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings. I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he'll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all. Sparrow is an Amazon international bestseller.

Sparrow

Sparrow
Author: Mary Cecilia Jackson
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0765398842
ISBN 13: 9780765398840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow Book Review:

In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Mary Cecilia Jackson's devastating but hopeful YA debut is about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been. My name is Savannah Darcy Rose. And I am still prey. Though Savannah Rose—“Sparrow” to her friends and family—is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed—“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”—will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Even the Sparrow

Even the Sparrow
Author: Jill Weber
Publsiher: Muddy Pearl
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781910012710
ISBN 13: 1910012718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Even the Sparrow Book Review:

A warm and witty invitation to coming into God's presence from a House of Prayer leader Jill Weber is on the adventure of saying yes to more of God--accepting His invitation to really live. This honest, warm, and compelling book speaks directly to those who long to deeply encounter Jesus, to know how to tune into the small movements of the heart, and to have trust in every moment of their lives. With wisdom and humor, Jill explores prayer, discernment, vocation, and leadership through her story of building and becoming a house of prayer. She offers encouragement that gives readers the confidence to agree to what God is already doing. Jill's story will build faith in readers and help them to discover the freedom that lies beyond that yes of giving it all for Jesus. Even the Sparrow is both an invitation and a challenge. To walk step-by-step as God leads may take us on paths that are messy, complicated, and inconvenient, but as we follow him, the way can also be unexpected and breathtakingly beautiful.

Sparrow

Sparrow
Author: Sarah Moon
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1338032593
ISBN 13: 9781338032598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow Book Review:

The story of a sensitive, gifted African American girl who tells us with mordant humor what it feels like to spend every day wishing so hard that you could fly away from it all

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow
Author: Jason Matthews
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1476764174
ISBN 13: 9781476764177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Sparrow Book Review:

Drafted against her will to serve the regime of Vladimir Putin as an intelligence seductress, Dominika Egorova engages in a charged effort of deception and tradecraft with first-tour CIA officer Nathaniel Nash before a forbidden attraction threatens their careers.

The Bluebird and the Sparrow Women of the West Book 10

The Bluebird and the Sparrow  Women of the West Book  10
Author: Janette Oke
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-08-01
ISBN 10: 1585587362
ISBN 13: 9781585587360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bluebird and the Sparrow Women of the West Book 10 Book Review:

Sometimes she wished she was an only child . . . "She's lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She's just beautiful!" Berta was used to hearing comments like that. But they were not about her. . . . Whenever ladies came to the house or met her mother on the street, they exclaimed over Berta's little sister, Glenna. Somewhere along the way, Berta decided that whatever Glenna was, she would not be. Whatever Glenna did, she would not do. Whatever Glenna liked, she would not like. She would be the opposite. Sure enough, Glenna is sparkling, vivacious, outgoing, and adored, while Berta is serious, dependable, and prim. Their relationship grows more and more distant until, finally, Berta must look into her heart and discover what truly has caused the rift between them.

Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0698137531
ISBN 13: 9780698137530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight of the Sparrow Book Review:

From the author of Emily's House comes a “compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of America’s First Daughter. Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her. Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

The Sparrow s Fall

The Sparrow s Fall
Author: Fred Bodsworth
Publsiher: New Canadian Library
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105040628427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sparrow s Fall Book Review:

When the Sparrow Falls

When the Sparrow Falls
Author: Neil Sharpson
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 9781250784216
ISBN 13: 1250784212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Sparrow Falls Book Review:

Life in the Caspian Republic has taught Agent Nikolai South two rules. Trust No One. And work just hard enough not to make enemies. Here, in the last sanctuary for the dying embers of the human race in a world run by artificial intelligence, if you stray from the path – your life is forfeit. But when a Party propagandist is killed – and is discovered as a “machine” – he’s given a new mission: chaperone the widow, Lily, who has arrived to claim her husband’s remains. But when South sees that she, the first “machine” ever allowed into the country, bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, he’s thrown into a maelstrom of betrayal, murder, and conspiracy that may bring down the Republic for good. WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS illuminates authoritarianism, complicity, and identity in the digital age, in a page turning, darkly-funny, frightening and touching story that recalls Philip K. Dick, John le Carré and Kurt Vonnegut in equal measure.

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow
Author: Jan Thornhill
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 1773062913
ISBN 13: 9781773062914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow Book Review:

Behold the most despised bird in human history! So begins Jan Thornhill’s riveting, beautifully illustrated story of the House Sparrow. She traces the history of this perky little bird, one of the most adaptable creatures on Earth, from its beginnings in the Middle East to its spread with the growth of agriculture into India, North Africa and Europe. Everywhere the House Sparrow went, it competed with humans for grain, becoming such a pest that in some places “sparrow catcher” became an actual job and bounties were paid to those who got rid of it. But not everyone hated the House Sparrow, and in 1852, fifty pairs were released in New York City. In no time at all, the bird had spread from coast to coast. Then suddenly, at the turn of the century, as cars took over from horses and there was less grain to be found, its numbers began to decline. As our homes, gardens, cities and farmland have changed, providing fewer nesting and feeding opportunities, the House Sparrow’s numbers have begun to decline again — though in England and Holland this decline appears to be slowing. Perhaps this clever little bird is simply adapting once more. This fascinating book includes the life history of the House Sparrow and descriptions of how the Ancient Egyptians fed it to the animals they later mummified, how it traveled to Great Britain as a stowaway on ships carrying Roman soldiers, and how its cousin, the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, was almost eradicated in China when Mao declared war on it. A wealth of back matter material is also supplied.

Sparrow and the Trees The

Sparrow and the Trees  The
Author: Sharon Chriscoe
Publsiher: Arbordale Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 1628556331
ISBN 13: 9781628556339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow and the Trees The Book Review:

The Sparrow family is ready for their trip south for the winter, but Papa’s wing is hurt and he cannot make the trip. He asks the trees for help. One by one, the mighty, leafy trees of the forest say no! Will any of the trees help Papa Sparrow? What will happen to the selfish trees that turned him away? Discover why some trees lose their leaves in winter in this adaptation of a Native American folktale.

The Sparrow Sisters

The Sparrow Sisters
Author: Ellen Herrick
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0062386352
ISBN 13: 9780062386359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sparrow Sisters Book Review:

With echoes of the alchemy of Practical Magic, the lushness of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and the darkly joyful wickedness of the Witches of Eastwick, Ellen Herrick’s debut novel spins an enchanting love story about a place where magic whispers just beneath the surface and almost anything is possible, if you aren’t afraid to listen. The Sparrow Sisters are as tightly woven into the seaside New England town of Granite Point as the wild sweet peas that climb the stone walls along the harbor. Sorrel, Nettie and Patience are as colorful as the beach plums on the dunes and as mysterious as the fog that rolls into town at dusk. Patience is the town healer and when a new doctor settles into Granite Point he brings with him a mystery so compelling that Patience is drawn to love him, even as she struggles to mend him. But when Patience Sparrow’s herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear—and its three hundred year old history resurfaces as a modern day witch-hunt threatens. The plants and flowers, fruit trees and high hedges begin to wither and die, and the entire town begins to fail; fishermen return to the harbor empty-handed, and blight descends on the old elms that line the lanes. It seems as if Patience and her town are lost until the women of Granite Point band together to save the Sparrow. As they gather, drawing strength from each other, will they be able to turn the tide and return life to Granite Point? The Sparrow Sisters is a beautiful, haunting, and thoroughly mesmerizing novel that will capture your imagination.

Dreamers of the Day

Dreamers of the Day
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-03-11
ISBN 10: 1588366758
ISBN 13: 9781588366757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreamers of the Day Book Review:

A schoolteacher still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic travels to the Middle East in this memorable and passionate novel “Marvelous . . . a stirring story of personal awakening set against the background of a crucial moment in modern history.”—The Washington Post Agnes Shanklin, a forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference convenes, she is freed for the first time from her mother’s withering influence and finds herself being wooed by a handsome, mysterious German. At the same time, Agnes—with her plainspoken American opinions—is drawn into the company of Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell, who will, in the space of a few days, redraw the world map to create the modern Middle East. As they change history, Agnes too will find her own life transformed forever. With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today’s headlines.