The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)


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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 ofxA0small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end.
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Praise for The Sparrow
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u201CA startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction.u201Du2014ThexA0New York Times Book Review
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u201CImportant novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them.u201Du2014Entertainment Weekly
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u201CPowerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a difficult subject with grace and intelligence.u201Du2014San Francisco Chronicle
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u201CProvocative, challenging . . . recalls both Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure.u201Du2014The Dallas Morning News
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u201C[Mary Doria] Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense.u201Du2014USA Today

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