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What the community says about The Sparrow
- "Mary Doria Russell's tale of the search for extraterrestrial life delivers suspense and mystery from every corner. From hope and beauty, the story evolves into a series of misunderstandings that culminate in an ending that, to avoid spoilers, will deliver a lasting memory. Recommended without reservation."
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- "Father Emilio Sandoz of the Society of Jesus has never considered himself to be a mystic or a saint. His faith is not founded in a "feeling" about God, or even in any kind of love for Him. Sandoz was attracted to the centeredness, the morality of the faith as a mere boy, when he was rescued from the slums of La Perla by a Texan Jesuit priest with a penchant for swearing and an eye for diamonds in the rough. So when first contact is made with an alien world in the neighboring galaxy of Alpha Centauri, and that first contact comes in the form of lovely, wistful, transcendent music, Father Sandoz is astounded and amused and intrigued. But when he and each of his closest friends turn out to have the precise skill sets required to make the journey out to this new world, he is shaken. And when, against all possible odds, Father Sandoz and those dearest to his heart land on that far away alien Garden of Eden just eighteen short months later, he is transported. For the first time, he feels, he has encountered and fallen in love with the Living God."
- "I love this book! I am a big fan of science fiction, you can go anywhere your mind wanders. this is the best genre ever. that being said this book is a must read! "