Le Moineau de Dieu

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Le Moineau de Dieu by Mary Doria Russell Summary

Emilio Sandoz, linguiste et prêtre, est le seul survivant d’une mission de contact avec des extraterrestres sur une planète lointaine. Il en revient marqué du sceau de l’infamie : là-bas, il se serait prostitué et aurait tué un enfant... Que s’est-il réellement passé ? Que sont devenus les autres membres de l’expédition ? D’où viennent ces cicatrices terribles sur ses mains ? Roman inoubliable et bouleversant, Le Moineau de Dieu raconte cette première expédition et l’histoire d’Emilio, posant mille questions sur notre rapport à l’altérité et à notre propre humanité. Premier livre de Mary Doria Russell, elle-même anthropologue renommée, il a été récompensé par le British Science Fiction Award et les prix Arthur C. Clarke et James Tiptree, Jr.

The Sparrow

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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Summary

'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.

Song of the Sparrow

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Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell Summary

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.

Eye on the Sparrow

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Eye on the Sparrow by Rosemary Colgrove Summary

""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.

Triumph of the Sparrow

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Triumph of the Sparrow by Shinkichi Takahashi Summary

“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

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The Bluebird and the Sparrow by Janette Oke Summary

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.

Ask Not the Sparrow

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Ask Not the Sparrow by Pamela Dresang Schueller Summary

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]

The Turtle and the Sparrow

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The Turtle and the Sparrow by Matthew Prior Summary

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Mark the Sparrow

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Mark the Sparrow by Clark Howard Summary

A suspenseful novel about the last-minute battle to save a man on death row and the uproar surrounding his case as his time runs out . . . Weldon Whitmen was arrested for committing a series of robberies and bizarre sex crimes while out on parole. Now he’s condemned to die. Claiming innocence, he makes headlines with his appeal—and two people decide to come to his aid. One is a journalist who thinks the sentence is unjust. The other is a law librarian who has feelings for Whitmen. Amid public outcry and political warfare, they will fight the execution while the nation watches, unsure whether justice will ultimately be done . . . This edgy, twisting tale comes from an Edgar Award–winning author whose works have been adapted for film and for television programs such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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The Sparrow by Jamie Horwath Summary

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.

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The Sparrow by Jason Mott Summary

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

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His Eye Is on the Sparrow by Lorretta Riegel Summary

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

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The Sparrow's Song by Nathaleen Cobb Summary

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 Falcon and the Sparrow

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The Falcon and the Sparrow by MaryLu Tyndall Summary

The intrigue and passion of The Falcon and the Sparrow will leave you breathless. Follow the trail of Dominique Dawson, a reluctant spy who is forced to betray England or never see her brother again. As she takes a position as the governess of a Rear Admiral's son, her real mission is to gather intelligence information for Napoleon. Chase Randal, irresistibly drawn to his son's new governess, reluctantly allows the attraction to grow. Is there a future for the spy and the rear admiral? Or will Dominique's deception crush any prospect of a lasting happiness?

The Sparrow of Lesbia

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The Sparrow of Lesbia by Armand Barthet Summary

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The Sparrow's Blade

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The Sparrow's Blade by Kenneth R. Lewis Summary

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 and the Penny

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The Sparrow and the Penny by Andy Gilmer Summary

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

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From the Sparrow's Nest by Ralph Allen Summary

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

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Sammy The Sparrow by Valerie A. Nichols Summary

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!

Flight of the Sparrow

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Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown Summary

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