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The Resource The Sparrow

The Sparrow

Label
The Sparrow
Title
The Sparrow
Statement of responsibility
Mary Doria Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 TodayFrom the Trade Paperback edition
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Summary
The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
  • BSFA Award for Best Novel, 1997.
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Award, 1996.
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053469
Cataloging source
HCO
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1950-
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Russell, Mary Doria
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Sparrow novels (Mary Doria Russell)
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sparrow
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345510884
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sparrow
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345510884
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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