The Sparrow

Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407057022
Size: 50.68 MB
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'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 Song Of The Sparrow

Author: Pamela Kern
Publisher: Danforth Book Distribution
ISBN: 9781887542579
Size: 52.59 MB
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The Song of the Sparrow takes us into the identification and basic care of our backyard friends and then goes beyond. Find out how to keep them happy and returning to your yard. Learn to listen to them and hear what they are telling you. Birds are God's messengers to mankind. They are in the Bible, carrying His words to us. And they are with us everyday, reminding us that just as God sees and loves the little sparrow so, too, does He see and love each one of us. The Song of the Sparrow was born out of Pamela Kern's personal experience with a special bird visitation in her backyard. Soon she heard of others who had also been so blessed. She has gathered these stories and more so you, too, can hear the birds sing!

Song Of The Sparrow

Author: Lisa Ann Sandell
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439918499
Size: 13.19 MB
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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.

Triumph Of The Sparrow

Author: Shinkichi Takahashi
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198279
Size: 64.66 MB
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“You need know nothing of Zen to become immersed in his work. You will inevitably know something of Zen when you emerge” (Jim Harrison, American Poetry Review). Shinkichi Takahashi is one of the truly great figures in world poetry. In the classic Zen tradition of economy, disciplined attention, and subtlety, Takahashi lucidly captures that which is contemporary in its problems and experiences, yet classic in its quest for unity with the Absolute. Lucien Stryk, Takahashi’s fellow poet and close friend, here presents Takahashi’s complete body of Zen poems in an English translation that conveys the grace and power of Takahashi’s superb art. “A first-rate poet . . . [Takahashi] springs out of some crack between ordinary worlds: that is, there is some genuine madness of the sort striven for in Zen.” —Robert Bly

The Bluebird And The Sparrow

Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 0764202537
Size: 36.41 MB
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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.

The Sparrow

Author: Jamie Horwath
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477262512
Size: 44.16 MB
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Jasper and Ben live a humble life at Hopson’s Funeral Home. They spend their days taking care of the recently deceased. On a stormy evening, a mysterious drifter appears at their door in search of some honest work. In need of a gravedigger, Ben takes the man in. After a night at the cemetery, the drifter begins to notice strange occurrences that will inevitably change his life forever. Delve into small-town paranoia and secrets as The Sparrow launches you on a supernatural experience.

The Sparrow

Author: Jason Mott
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459245865
Size: 13.79 MB
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In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, one determined couple seeks to reunite a young girl with the father who thought he had lost her forever… When Heather and Matt Campbell find ten-year-old Tatiana Rusesa on the side of the highway, she is thousands of miles away from her village in Sierra Leone. She hasn't seen her family in almost two decades, not since she and her mother were killed by rebel soldiers. Now Tatiana has inexplicably returned, a lost orphan with no place to call home. As the world dives deeper into uncertainty and chaos, Heather is determined to save Tatiana and help her find her way back to her family. But how much is she willing to lose to protect a girl she doesn't even know? Learn how the mysterious reappearances begin in The First, and don't miss Jason Mott's unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, from Harlequin MIRA, a moving tale of a family navigating this unusual new reality and given a second chance at life.

Flight Of The Sparrow

Author: Amy Belding Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698137531
Size: 42.68 MB
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A historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson “An authentic drama of Indian captivity…A compelling, emotionally gripping tale.”—Eliot Pattison, author of the Mystery of Colonial America series She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again. The wilderness has now become her home. She can interpret the cries of birds. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. She has learned to live in a new, free way.... 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

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Author: Lorretta Riegel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493109774
Size: 77.88 MB
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At the Blue Bell Amish School, fourteen-year-old Amelia Stoltzfus has been asked by her teacher, Miss Horning, to stay after school. It's an unusual request, and she's felt edgy and fearful all day long. Worse, Miss Horning has been acting peculiar. Miss Horning asks Amelia to be a substitute teach while she leaves for a month to take care of her ailing mother. After much consideration, Amelia agrees, but she still wonders why Miss Horning is beings so fidgety. By the time she starts making her way home, it's dark out, and Amelia feels nervous and fearful. Footsteps begin following her. Suddenly, she's struck from behind and slumps to the ground. At Amelia's home, her parents, Ben and Elizabeth, are deeply worried. Amelia should have returned from school long before now. They start searching for her, and they soon discover that Miss Horning is missing, too. Neighbors, friends, and even the state police come to help. But there is also a silent, sullen stranger who lends a hand. Is he somehow connected to the disappearances? As events begin to unfold and dark secrets come to light, it becomes clear that the Amish community and their neighbors worked together to help those in need.