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ISBN: 0449912558 / ISBN-13: 9780449912553

The Sparrow

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • The Sparrow (Ballantine Books) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by Mary Doria Russell

    The Sparrow

    Trade paperback, Ballantine Books
    1997
    English
    432 pages

    ISBN: 0449912558
    ISBN-13: 9780449912553

    Emilio Sandoz, a brilliant Jesuit priest, seems like the perfect leader for the first expedition to an extraterrestrial culture. However, when Sandoz returns to Earth 20 years later as the mission's sole survivor, he is accused of unspeakable violence and depravity. Why? An extraordinary fiction debut, by paleoanthropologist Mary Doria Russell.

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Reviews of The Sparrow

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Ellyb

Let down

by Ellyb on May 23, 2009

While I enjoyed reading "The Sparrow," Mary Doria Russell's novel of soul-shaking ideas, I felt ultimately let down by her inability to pull the whole thing together. The plot follows a Jesuit mission to the planet Rakhat, newly discovered when the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico receives a radio ... More

ver0nica

Thoughtful and thought provoking

by ver0nica on Sep 11, 2008

As I finished this book I found myself thinking "I'm glad I bought this - so I don't have to return it to the library." I wanted to reread it right away, instead I got a copy of the sequel: THE CHILDREN OF GOD. Put this on your TBR list now. More

pamela1717

VERY DIFFERENT THAN YOUR AVERAGE READ

by pamela1717 on Jul 13, 2007

This is not the normal type of book that I would pick up. It is a blend of science fiction and personal religious conflict. It took me about 100 pages to actually get into it and when friends asked what the book I was reading was about I would answer them with "I'm not really sure." Hang with it. Once ... More

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