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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 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 The Sparrow
The Author Jason Mott
The Publisher Harlequin
Release Date2013-07-01
Genre Fiction
Pages
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 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 s Song
The Author Nathaleen Cobb
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2008-12-30
Genre Poetry
Pages 59
ISBN 9781465330161
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book The Sparrow of Lesbia
The Author Armand Barthet
The Publisher
Release Date1855
Genre
Pages 22
ISBN HARVARD:HNXJND
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Sparrow s Blade
The Author Kenneth R. Lewis
The Publisher Krill Press
Release Date2011-02
Genre Fiction
Pages 352
ISBN 9780982144381
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book The Sparrow s Spirit HB
The Author Bill Welker
The Publisher Dorrance Publishing
Release Date2016-04-25
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 156
ISBN 9781480968295
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Sparrow’s Spirit (HB)By: Bill Welker The Sparrow’s Spirit is an inspirational tale of triumph over self-destruction and adversity. Bill Welker vividly describes his lifelong battle to conquer the ultimate opponent – himself.-Rob Koll, NCAA National Champion, Head Wrestling Coach at Cornell University Dr. Bill Welker’s road to adulthood was filled with many trial-and-error experiences in which he usually took the wrong path. He grew up under the dominion of a loving mother and an austere father.As an adolescent, Welker’s life revolved around the sport of wrestling – and nothing else. Studying in high school was an unwanted necessity to stay eligible. But the desire to continue on the mats in college decreased until the fire to compete burned out. Welker began to make very poor choices which resulted in his removal from the wrestling team and almost led to his expulsion from school. Welker felt totally alone as his life began to collapse around him. There was nowhere to turn; he couldn’t go home a failure. He was absorbed by self-doubt, uselessness, and fell into a deep depression. Welker had lost all hope until he began to change priorities and found someone who believed in him. Still, the struggle wasn’t over, but the struggle is the glory.


The Book The Sparrow and the Penny
The Author Andy Gilmer
The Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date2014-10-23
Genre Fiction
Pages 100
ISBN 9781490850825
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A collection of twenty-eight fables of faith that will reassure readers' worth and purpose while strengthening their faith in Christ.


The Book The Sparrow and the Eagle
The Author D. G. Mack
The Publisher Xulon Press
Release Date2011-10
Genre Fiction
Pages 418
ISBN 9781619049512
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With its family farms and quaint shops, Oakdale Falls, Minnesota is the ideal small town. A great place to raise a family and where every resident knows his neighbor. Harmonious, quiet, the backbone of a nation where true Americans are made, work hard, live their lives in peace and die honorably; Year after year, decade after decade for over a hundred and fifty years. Freedom taken for granted. Nothing exciting ever happens in Oakdale Falls. Right? That is until three terrorist come to town to finish what September 11th started; A grizzled sheriff, a seasoned FBI team, and an enigmatic Mossad agent hot on their trail. Enter Sonny Roberts; an innocent nineteen year old local with a very unusual inheritance finds himself and his family embroiled in a battle they did not start. And having to draw on long forgotten forces that helped build their heritage, their legacy and a nation.


The Book From the Sparrow s Nest
The Author Ralph Allen
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2008-07-21
Genre Short stories, American
Pages 270
ISBN 9781435744301
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Sammy The Sparrow
The Author Valerie A. Nichols
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2004-05-21
Genre Art
Pages 34
ISBN 9781477181546
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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!


The Book The Sparrow and the Hawk
The Author Lynda Miller
The Publisher Bell Bridge Books
Release Date2012-09-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 231
ISBN 9781610260992
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Jillie Harte (code name--the Sparrow) a documentary film maker is an agent for the NAS (Normal, Abnormal, Strange) Agency. Her assignment--find The Carmaletta Choker before it falls into the wrong hands and destroys the world. Franklin Doherty and associates are suspected of having the choker, and they are definitely the wrong hands! To get close to Franklin, Jillie is producing a film on "Decoration, Fashion, and Accessories Throughout History," featuring his antique collection. Her assignment is complicated by Griff Ryland, her new, hot cameraman, who is also looking for the necklace. Griff is an enigma. Is he friend or foe? And why is she so distracted by his "pure sex on a stick" appeal? Like the Sparrow, Griff, aka the Hawk, needs to retrieve the choker. It disappeared from his dimension years before, and his job is to bring it back. Since he can shapeshift into a hawk or a mountain lion at a moment's notice, Griff feels certain of success. But he doesn't bargain for a sassy, sexy redhead--and for his overwhelming urge to settle their differences in bed. Now Griff and Jillie must not only overcome the deadly dark forces who want the choker, but they must also face their developing relationship. And they thought saving the world from evil and chaos was hard.


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 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 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: miraclepam1@yahoo.com


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: “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 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 Sparrow the Frog and the Spider
The Author Elias P. Stergakos
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2014-09-30
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 30
ISBN 9781499066265
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Once upon a time, there was an energetic little sparrow, a small, greenish-grayish frog, and a big black spider. Each one of them lived in its own world and did not have contact with each other until nature’s forces brought them together one autumn afternoon.


The Book The Song of the Sparrow
The Author Pamela Kern
The Publisher Danforth Book Distribution
Release Date2007-10
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 Flight of the Sparrow
The Author Amy Belding Brown
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2014-07-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 368
ISBN 9780698137530
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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