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The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author : Mary Doria Russell
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2008-05-27
Category : Fiction
Total pages :448
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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author : A.F. Moritz
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release Date : 2020-09-29
Category : Poetry
Total pages :352
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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.

The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author : Jamie Horwath
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Date : 2012-08-24
Category : Fiction
Total pages :28
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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

The Sparrow
Author : Jason Mott
Publisher : Harlequin
Release Date : 2013-07-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :129
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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.

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Author : Lorretta Riegel
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2013-10-08
Category : Fiction
Total pages :229
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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.

The Sparrow's Song

The Sparrow's Song
Author : Nathaleen Cobb
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2008-12-30
Category : Poetry
Total pages :59
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The Sparrows Song was compiled from words I have found meaningful over the years and they have provided comfort in what otherwise could have been a dismal past. I started gathering these at an early age and continued searching for deeper meaning until the present time. It is my desire that others may be encouraged to use reading and writing as a diversionary art to aid the formation of peace in sharing love.

The Sparrow of Lesbia

The Sparrow of Lesbia
Author : Armand Barthet
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1855
Category :
Total pages :22
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The Sparrow's Blade

The Sparrow's Blade
Author : Kenneth R. Lewis
Publisher : Krill Press
Release Date : 2011-02
Category : Fiction
Total pages :352
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In the aftermath of having survived an encounter with pedophile serial killer Uriah Beek almost three years earlier, two still healing couples reconnect at Christmas time in the small Oregon coast city of Cutter Point. Kevin Kearnes, the city's former police chief, now a special agent with Homeland Security, is returning to Cutter Point with Britt McGraw and his two young sons to marry Britt on the same beach where he first kissed her. Thud Compton, Kearnes' old sergeant, and now Cutter Point's new chief, has invited them to stay at the Compton home. However, the Kearnes' are not the only ones traveling to Cutter Point for the holidays. Some very bad men are coming to town and instead of bearing gifts, they are planning on taking one for themselves; an old military sword from WWII rusting away inside its display case in the local library which, after 9/11, is now worth a million dollars on the world black market for war artifacts. Russian mobsters "Little Nikki" Kravchenko and Vlasi Voronov will happily accept half that much in payment from Phillip Peeters, the man who has hired them to steal it. But to college student Darius Ono, who has already failed at one attempt to take it, the sword is priceless and reclaiming it will restore honor to the name of his dead great uncle "The Emperor's Sparrow." Although they don't yet know it, Kevin Kearnes and Thud Compton are about to face their greatest threat ever when they are forced to pursue the murderous men who have stolen The Sparrow's Blade.

The Sparrow's Spirit (HB)

The Sparrow's Spirit (HB)
Author : Bill Welker
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release Date : 2016-04-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :156
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The Sparrow’s Spirit (HB)By: Bill Welker The Sparrow’s Spirit is an inspirational tale of triumph over self-destruction and adversity. Bill Welker vividly describes his lifelong battle to conquer the ultimate opponent – himself.-Rob Koll, NCAA National Champion, Head Wrestling Coach at Cornell University Dr. Bill Welker’s road to adulthood was filled with many trial-and-error experiences in which he usually took the wrong path. He grew up under the dominion of a loving mother and an austere father.As an adolescent, Welker’s life revolved around the sport of wrestling – and nothing else. Studying in high school was an unwanted necessity to stay eligible. But the desire to continue on the mats in college decreased until the fire to compete burned out. Welker began to make very poor choices which resulted in his removal from the wrestling team and almost led to his expulsion from school. Welker felt totally alone as his life began to collapse around him. There was nowhere to turn; he couldn’t go home a failure. He was absorbed by self-doubt, uselessness, and fell into a deep depression. Welker had lost all hope until he began to change priorities and found someone who believed in him. Still, the struggle wasn’t over, but the struggle is the glory.

The Sparrow and the Penny

The Sparrow and the Penny
Author : Andy Gilmer
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release Date : 2014-10-23
Category : Fiction
Total pages :100
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A collection of twenty-eight fables of faith that will reassure readers' worth and purpose while strengthening their faith in Christ.

From the Sparrow's Nest

From the Sparrow's Nest
Author : Ralph Allen
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2008-07-21
Category : Short stories, American
Total pages :270
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From the Sparrow's Nest is a first edition collection of the short stories and poetry of Ralph Allen. The wide range of themes, plots, and characterizations reveals the challenging experiences of the author. Most of these stories have won writing awards.

Sammy The Sparrow

Sammy The Sparrow
Author : Valerie A. Nichols
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2004-05-21
Category : Art
Total pages :34
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Sammy is a sparrow who spends his days happily playing with his friends in the Southwest. One of their favorite games is racing from a cactus to a special painted rock. One day, Sammy is shocked when he is beaten by an unfamiliar creature. Come race along with Sammy as he discovers something new in his world!

Children of God

Children of God
Author : Mary Doria Russell
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2007-12-18
Category : Fiction
Total pages :464
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Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, 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, Chil-dren 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Eye on the Sparrow

Eye on the Sparrow
Author : Rosemary Colgrove
Publisher : Hillcrest Publishing Group
Release Date : 2010
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :280
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""On a blistering Punjabi morning, Father Joseph approached the group of village headmen gathered in a courtyard. Seated on charpoys in a semicircle, the men did not look happy. Eyes glared and turbaned heads stared, their enmity palpable as they fingered their swords. Suddenly, an old man with a dirty turban approached him nervously. 'Are you the priest who reported this problem?' Joseph said that he was. 'You have done a very bad thing. These are dangerous men. If somebody points a finger at them, they will cut off that finger. Calling them to come here is a big insult. This cannot have a happy ending.'"" ***** "Eye on the Sparrow" chronicles the extraordinary journey of a young Indian-born boy who overcomes poverty, discrimination, and horrific historical events to become one of Pakistan's first indigenous Catholic priests. Growing up amid mosques and madrassas, often walking twenty miles for a holy day celebration, Joseph's story is an insightful (often humorous) account of how a darkskinned Bhatti from Hindu's lowest caste, aspiring only to serve his God, succeeds beyond anything he could have ever imagined. Set against the background of Pakistan's rich and complex history, "Eye on the Sparrow" reveals a unique and compassionate culture that has been torn asunder by the subjugation of foreign rule, the agony of partition, and the oppression of a politically turbulent Islamic state. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious extremism, Father Joseph's story offers a compelling message of faith and hope in the face of terrorism and ignorance.

Ask Not the Sparrow

Ask Not the Sparrow
Author : Pamela Dresang Schueller
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Date : 2009-05-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :412
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Inspirational/Spiritual/Self Help 357 pages Ask Not the Sparrow ...lively sessions by Course teachers to confront any impasse on our journey to serenity, spontaneity, and lasting joy! Ask Not the Sparrow takes us on a revealing roller coaster ride through the secrets of a remarkable course in individual transformation: A Course in Miracles. Without a doubt, A Course in Miracles itself is compelling. "Do you want peace... happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world...care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection always?" By turns intense, demanding, gentle, humorous, and surprising, Ask Not The Sparrow confronts us with the Miracles secrets that will change minds and lives, bringing us ever-closer to new insights, freedom, serenity and spontaneous joy. Sessions by more than fifty student teachers of A Course in Miracles unveil a revolutionary message of hope, confront our rigid ideas of what reality is, unveil a startling new view of Jesus, and point the way to present, lasting happiness, profound peace of mind and natural, spontaneous joy. Ask Not the Sparrow is a provocative companion book for students of A Course in Miracles, or any disciplined spiritual path you may choose to travel on your journey "home." A thoughtful, gradual reading of this remarkable, new, no-nonsense approach to transformation will startle and challenge your mind and spirit, and for those who are open to its revolutionary message of heaven here and now, will change your life and give you "wings" to fly. More information at: Devotedtomiracles.com Email: [email protected]