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  by Mary Doria Russell

category Science Fiction & Fantasy
ISBN: 0552997773
Books Registered: 31
BookCrossing Rating: Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members
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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 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'.


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Registered by Nell-Lu of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, July 21, 2006

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Registered by Korky of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Registered by KiwiKat of Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand on Saturday, June 07, 2003

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Registered by Bopa of Timperley, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 23, 2006

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Registered by Korky of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 11, 2013

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Registered by UrbanSpaceman of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, July 13, 2006

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Registered by fuzzhead of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 30, 2004

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Registered by Korky of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 25, 2006

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Registered by Genevalove of Chennai, Tamil Nadu India on Saturday, May 12, 2007

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