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The Book The Sparrow
The Author Mary Doria Russell
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2010-02-23
Genre Fiction
Pages 512
ISBN 9781407057026
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: '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.

The Book Song of the Sparrow
The Author Lisa Ann Sandell
The Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date2008
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 394
ISBN 9780439918497
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.

The Book Ask Not the Sparrow
The Author Pamela Dresang Schueller
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2009-05-01
Genre Religion
Pages 412
ISBN 9781438977324
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 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: Email:

The Book The Bluebird and the Sparrow
The Author Janette Oke
The Publisher Bethany House
Release Date2006
Genre Fiction
Pages 251
ISBN 9780764202537
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.

The Book The Spider and the Sparrow
The Author Danutë Kaunas
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2009-11-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 26
ISBN 9781477174975
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: One day, as I was walking in the forest, I sat down to rest. Looking around I saw a big spider spinning his web. When I looked around I saw many webs, but they all seemed to belong to this particular spider. The days were getting cooler and the spider wanted to catch as many bugs before the winter snows. High above the spider’s web, a little sparrow was flying home to his nest, when a big hawk swooped down on him. Surprised by this sudden attack, the little sparrow fought for his life. When the hawk’s claws lifted him high in the air, he turned and struck the hawk with his sharp little beak. Momentarily stunned, the hawk dropped the sparrow who fell and disappeared amongst the trees in the forest.

The Book The Sparrow
The Author Jamie Horwath
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2012-08-24
Genre Fiction
Pages 28
ISBN 9781477262511
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book I Said the Sparrow
The Author Paul West
The Publisher London : Hutchinson
Release Date1963
Genre Authors Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
Pages 166
ISBN UOM:39015010859323
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Triumph of the Sparrow
The Author Shinkichi Takahashi
The Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date2007-12-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 192
ISBN 9780802198273
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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; "We visit places in Takahashi that we once may have visited in a dream, or in a moment too startling to record the perception. . . . 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

The Book The turtle and the sparrow a poem
The Author Matthew Prior
The Publisher
Release Date1723
ISBN OXFORD:590810784
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Song of the Sparrow
The Author Pamela Kern
The Publisher Danforth Book Distribution
Release Date2007-10-01
Genre Religion
Pages 46
ISBN 1887542574
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Song of the Sparrow takes us into the identification and basic care of our backyard friends and then goes beyond. Find out how to keep them happy and returning to your yard. Learn to listen to them and hear what they are telling you. Birds are God's messengers to mankind. They are in the Bible, carrying His words to us. And they are with us everyday, reminding us that just as God sees and loves the little sparrow so, too, does He see and love each one of us. The Song of the Sparrow was born out of Pamela Kern's personal experience with a special bird visitation in her backyard. Soon she heard of others who had also been so blessed. She has gathered these stories and more so you, too, can hear the birds sing!

The Book In the Shadow of the Sparrow
The Author Gloria Hillard
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2005-04-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 354
ISBN 0595348149
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Imagine a forgotten game of hide and seek. Imagine the days pass and the years, and you forget you're in hiding.... She remembered her mother saying that God knew the name of even the tiniest sparrow and watched over each and every one. And she wondered how God had lost them, how he could not see what was happening to the children in this house. They were the children who had become invisible to God. Somehow they had become hidden in the shadow of a tiny bird. As a child, Robyn Miller had traded Jesus and his angels for Superman. The stars of Sunday school had been called upon many times, after all, and had not lived up to their reputation. By turning her back on them, she showed the angels just how disappointed she was in them for not delivering her from the terrifying circumstances that seemed to forever separate her from the rest of the world. It would be a long time before Robyn would be required to glimpse their presence once again. And that day was growing closer.... Headstrong reporter Robyn Miller has found herself in the middle of a story even she finds hard to believe. As she unravels disturbing truths and encounters the extent to which some will go to keep her quiet, she soon realizes the most chilling story she will ever uncover is her own. In her first novel, In the Shadow of the Sparrow, award-winning journalist Gloria Hillard tells the story of a reporter who investigates her missing childhood and discovers the source of her recurring nightmares only to find herself caught up in an ancient battle between light and dark. "As in "Silence of the Lambs," our heroine must face her fears...Tension-filled and leaves us inspired by the hope that justice will prevail." -- JennieLew Tugend, Producer "Free Willy" and "Return To Me." "A wonderful writer." -- Ann Rule, New York Times Bestselling author.

The Book Eye on the Sparrow
The Author Rosemary Colgrove
The Publisher Hillcrest Publishing Group
Release Date2010
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 280
ISBN 9781936400874
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ""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.

The Book The Sparrow of Lesbia
The Author Armand Barthet
The Publisher
Release Date1855
Pages 22
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Sparrow
The Author Kristy McCaffrey
The Publisher K. McCaffrey LLC
Release Date2014-09-22
Genre Fiction
Pages 370
ISBN 9780997665161
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Grand Canyon, Emma Hart braves the unknown and the sudden appearance of Texas Ranger Nathan Blackmore. “Readers will love the story…” ~ RT Book Reviews In 1877, Emma Hart comes to Grand Canyon—a wild, rugged, and, until recently, undiscovered area. Plagued by visions and gifted with a second sight, she searches for answers about the tragedy of her past, the betrayal of her present, and an elusive future that echoes through her very soul. Joined by her power animal Sparrow, she ventures into the depths of Hopi folklore, forced to confront an evil that has lived through the ages. Texas Ranger Nathan Blackmore tracks Emma Hart to the Colorado River, stunned by her determination to ride a wooden dory along its course. But in a place where the ripples of time run deep, he’ll be faced with a choice. He must accept the unseen realm, the world beside this world, that he turned away from years ago, or risk losing the woman he has come to love more than life itself. A steamy historical western romance set in 1877 Arizona Territory. 2012 Winter Rose WINNER ~ Excellence in Romantic Fiction, Historical Division “Ancient Hopi and Havasupai legends have a new voice in McCaffrey. Her inspired writing made her main character’s mystical journey into another realm entirely believable and kept the pages turning long into the night.” ~ Melanie Tighe, City Sun Times (Arizona) “The author has really done her homework as far as the scenes with rafting, the clothing of the period, and the descriptions of the Grand Canyon.” ~ John Tucker, author of The Little Girl You Kissed Goodnight “…a thoroughly enjoyable read…” ~ David Andrews, author of Coasting and The Sapphire Sea Don’t miss all the books in the series~ The Wren: Book 1 The Dove: Book 2 The Sparrow: Book 3 The Blackbird: Book 4 The Shiny Penny: Short Story, Book 4.1 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers) Song Of The Wren: Short Novella, Book 4.2 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers) The Bluebird: Book 5 Echo of the Plains: Short Novella, Book 5.5

The Book The Flight of The Sparrow
The Author Alice Greenwood Greiner
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2009-09-17
Genre History
Pages 161
ISBN 9781462807154
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A novel by Alice (Greenwood) Greiner about my paternal grandmother’s flight from Italy in 1871, and what prompted her to leave her home and family to travel halfway around the world to live in a foreign country surrounded by strangers. Most of those strangers were Mormons who barely tolerated those not of their religious persuasion.

The Book The Wren and the Sparrow
The Author J. Patrick Lewis
The Publisher Kar-Ben
Release Date2015-03-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 32
ISBN 9781467762106
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An Old Man, known as the Wren, plays his hurdy-gurdy, and with the help of his student, the Sparrow, brings hope and inspiration to the people of a small Polish town. A Holocaust fable.

The Book The Sparrow
The Author Jason Mott
The Publisher Harlequin
Release Date2013-07-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781459245860
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.

The Book Not I Said the Sparrow
The Author Pat Reynolds
The Publisher Fontaine Press Pty Ltd
Release Date2015-06-19
Genre Fiction
Pages 230
ISBN 9781925341973
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Not I, Said the Sparrow is a deviously plotted mystery set in a fictional Perth university. In full view of the assembled masses at the annual Graduation Ceremony, an elderly Mathematics professor is shot dead by means of a poisoned dart. A young History lecturer, Lucy, joins her friend, Felicity, another lecturer, to act as a sounding board for the inexperienced detective, Felicity’s cousin, who has been brought in to investigate. Lucy and Felicity were told not to become too involved, but they soon find themselves right in the midst of the action as they uncover a plethora of illegal activities and other skulduggery occurring on campus. Despite this undercurrent of wickedness and corruption, and despite the unpopular Vice Chancellor’s attempts to address a financial crisis closing in on the University, lectures continue and students carry on as students usually carry on. This is a crime novel, but there is no gratuitous violence, and the emphasis is more on the characters and the mystery than the actual murder. It gives insights into work at a university and treats its material lightly, with a touch of humour. This book would appeal to a wide audience, especially those who like the challenge of a good mystery.

The Book His Eye Is on the Sparrow
The Author Lorretta Riegel
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2013-10-08
Genre Fiction
Pages 229
ISBN 9781493109777
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book The Sparrow
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1799
Genre Life on other planets
ISBN OCLC:252411213
Language English, Spanish, And French