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Children of God (Paperback)

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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 fina......more

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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.

Trained as a paleoanthropologist and the author of scientific articles on subjects ranging from bone biology to cannibalism, Mary Doria Russell received her B.A. in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois, her M.A. in social anthropology from Northeastern Univer-sity and her doctorate in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband and their son and is at work on her third novel.

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Author:
Russell, Mary Doria
Series Title:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Genre:
FICTION / Religious
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
464
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Publish Date:
02/01/1999
Copyright Year:
1998
ISBN:
9780449004838
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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  • Back to the planet of his degredation

    I have passed the book on so I cannot remember exact names, they were difficult. If you have read the book "Sparrow" you must read this book. It makes the main character's ( the Jesuit Priest) experiences on the foreign planet understandable. Not any less horrifying, just explained. It also in a continuation of the fight of the lower class beings for equality and respect. As ofter happens in real life, once the achieved that equality they did their best to annihilate their former overloads. I had looked for this book for sometime and was so pleased to find it.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Just fine
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    guppyjbh from Yucca Valley, California, Feb 7, 2013

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  • Children of God

    Found the book difficult to put down. Thought provoking plot. Enjoyed it immensely. I would highly suggest it anyone who is a thinker and is open to new story lines.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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