Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780698137530
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Emily's House comes a “compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of America’s First Daughter. 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

Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Pages: 557
ISBN: 1410473112
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Release: 2014-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. On a winter day of terror, Puritan Mary Rowlandson is captured by Indians. Her home destroyed and her children lost to her, she becomes a pawn in the bloody struggle between English settlers and the indigenous people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, she witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her surprise, she is drawn to her captors' straightforward way of life.

Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Pages: 331
ISBN: 9780451466693
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Release: 2014
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Rowlandson, a Puritan woman living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony who was captured by Native American in 1675 and who developed empathy for her captors before she was released eight months later.

Emily s House

Emily s House
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780593199640
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Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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She was Emily Dickinson’s maid, her confidante, her betrayer… and the savior of her legacy. An evocative new novel about Emily Dickinson's longtime maid, Irish immigrant Margaret Maher, whose bond with the poet ensured Dickinson's work would live on, from the USA Today bestselling author of Flight of the Sparrow, Amy Belding Brown. Massachusetts, 1869. Margaret Maher has never been one to settle down. At twenty-seven, she's never met a man who has tempted her enough to relinquish her independence to a matrimonial fate, and she hasn't stayed in one place for long since her family fled the potato famine a decade ago. When Maggie accepts a temporary position at the illustrious Dickinson family home in Amherst, it's only to save money for her upcoming trip West to join her brothers in California. Maggie never imagines she will form a life-altering friendship with the eccentric, brilliant Miss Emily or that she'll stay at the Homestead for the next thirty years. In this richly drawn novel, Amy Belding Brown explores what it is to be an outsider looking in, and she sheds light on one of Dickinson's closest confidantes—perhaps the person who knew the mysterious poet best—whose quiet act changed history and continues to influence literature to this very day.

The Sparrow

The Sparrow
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780345510884
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Release: 2008-05-27
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end. Praise for The Sparrow “A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review “Important novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them.”—Entertainment Weekly “Powerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a difficult subject with grace and intelligence.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Provocative, challenging . . . recalls both Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure.”—The Dallas Morning News “[Mary Doria] Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense.”—USA Today

Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Julia Cunningham
Pages: 130
ISBN: UOM:39015003632810
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Release: 1980
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Little Cigarette is indebted to Mago for giving her a home but once again she is alone.

Mr Emerson s Wife

Mr  Emerson s Wife
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781466809284
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Release: 2006-05-30
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this novel about Ralph Waldo Emerson's wife, Lidian, Amy Belding Brown examines the emotional landscape of love and marriage. Living in the shadow of one of the most famous men of her time, Lidian becomes deeply disappointed by marriage, but consigned to public silence by social conventions and concern for her family's reputation. Drawn to the erotic energy and intellect of close family friend Henry David Thoreau, she struggles to negotiate the confusing territory between love and friendship while maintaining her moral authority and inner strength. In the course of the book, she deals with overwhelming social demands, faces devastating personal loss, and discovers the deepest meaning of love. Lidian eventually encounters the truth of her own character and learns that even our faults can lead us to independence.

A Sparrow s Flight

A Sparrow s Flight
Author: Quintin Hogg Baron Hailsham of St. Marylebone
Pages: 463
ISBN: OCLC:1195022540
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sparrow s Flight

Sparrow s Flight
Author: Jenika Snow
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9798650165569
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Release: 2020-06-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's been five months since an immunization for the flu collapsed civilization.Sparrow Gray had nothing to her name but the backpack she carried and the meager contents inside. Utterly alone, she fought to survive daily. Everyone was a suspected foe, and the ones unlucky enough to be infected were nothing more than walking corpses.Mason, an ex-Navy SEAL, and Asher, a back-alley fighter, found each other at an unlikely time. The two never thought they'd find pleasure each other's arms. Then came Sparrow, and both realized they wanted her as badly as they wanted each other.And they meant to make that their reality.The world was a dangerous, ugly place, and their trip was filled with fear, pain, and everything in between. But when Sparrow was taken by men who wanted to use her for the only commodity left in this barren world, Mason and Asher would do everything in their power to get her back safely.But could Mason and Asher get to her before all hell broke loose?Reader note: This story was previously published under the same title. It has since been reedited, minimally revised, and new content has been added.

Sparrow s Flight

Sparrow s Flight
Author: Richard Posner
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781590773178
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Release: 2014-03-03
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Julie Hoffman is sixteen, clumsy, and a dreamer. Not such a great combo when your mom has moved you to a new school on Long Island. Feeling alone and ugly, Julie dreams about her estranged dad coming back and calling her Sparrow again. All she has left to remember him by is his collection of adventure and fantasy novels—which propels her into developing a fantasy of her own. In her new school Julie meets the members of the Clan of the Western Holt—a group of bright, imaginative kids like herself who don’t quite fit in. They devour comic books, sew costumes for Renaissance Faires, stage mock hunts, and huddle together for warmth and friendship against a world that ridicules them. The Clan brings out a talent for writing that has lain dormant in Julie. With Dana Burke, a young artist, Julie begins to write her own fantasy—‘Sparrow’s Flight’—and in it she puts all of her crises and dreams. She is able to give voice to her fears and desires through he make-believe characters—chronicling a painful experience with love, betrayal, and death. In her fantasy, Julie goes on an imaginary quest for her father and a mission to destroy the evil sorceress—her mom. But when she has the real-life chance to accomplish both, Julie finds that she has changed and makes her first adult decision.

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Silhouette of a Sparrow
Author: Molly Beth Griffin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781571318619
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Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE MILKWEED PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WINNER OF THE 2013 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ALA RAINBOW LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOREWARD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.

Sparrow s Flight

Sparrow s Flight
Author: Curtis Craddock
Pages: 380
ISBN: 1885173857
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Release: 2000-07
Editor: Write Way Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Erupting from the depths of a madman's nightmare, a foul tide of twisted magical abominations sweeps across the kingdom of Neffrom, devouring everything in its path. Behind this mighty vanguard marches the unstoppable host of the immortal Hezra-Thrall spreading his terrible, soul-corrupting curse like plague across the land.Desperate HopeIn the frigid depths of winter, hope burns small, its feeble flicker sheltered in the hearts of two young nobles, the disinherited lordling, Sparrow of Blackaker, and the blind swordswoman, Kisha. Bound together by a damning prophecy, this wretched pair must survive Thrall's legions, confront their own most horrible fears, and stand together against a god in battle wherein the ultimate sacrifice becomes the ultimate weapon.

Sparrows

Sparrows
Author: Hans Post,Kees Heij,Irene Goede
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1590785703
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Release: 2008
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Youngsters are invited to follow one family of sparrows as they reveal a vast array of interesting tidbits about their life cycles, habitats, survival tactics, and more.

Sparrow Migrations

Sparrow Migrations
Author: Cari Noga
Pages: 329
ISBN: 147783088X
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Release: 2015-06-23
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An airplane plunges into an icy river and the world witnesses the dramatic rescue. Then, life after the Miracle on the Hudson landing puts three families on another crash course with their own fragile humanity. Airplane passenger Deborah DeWitt-Goldman knows her survival means one last chance to start the family she so badly desires no matter the cost to her marriage. Preacher s wife Brett Stevens witnesses the event from a ferry, burdened by a secret that could destroy her family. And while twelve-year-old Robby Palmer s desperate parents struggle to reach through the fog of his autism, the boy discovers a deep connection to the birds responsible for the crash. Now, all of them must navigate the crosscurrents of the consequences of their decisions and when their paths collide a second time, another miracle just might happen. Award-winning author Cari Noga s "Sparrow Migrations" is an inspiring, heartfelt look at the crucible of crisis and the power of human connection."

Children of God

Children of God
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307414748
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Children of God, Mary Doria 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, Children 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.

Cloud of Sparrows

Cloud of Sparrows
Author: Takashi Matsuoka
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0440333970
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Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Exotic, entertaining . . . [an] exceptional first novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle The year is 1861. After two centuries of isolation, Japan has opened its doors to the West. And as foreign ships threaten to rain destruction on the Shogun’s castle in Edo, a small group of American missionaries has arrived to spread the word of their God. They have yet to realize that their future in Japan has already been foreseen. For a young nobleman has dreamt that his life will be saved by an outsider in the New Year. . . and it is said that Lord Genji has the gift of prophecy. What happens next—when the handsome lord meets an appa rently reformed gunslinger and a woman in flight from her own destructive beauty—sets the stage for a remarkable adventure. For as this unlikely band embarks on a journey through a landscape bristling with danger, East and West, flesh and spirit, past and future, collide in ways no one—least of all Genji—could have imagined. Praise for Cloud of Sparrows “The book seizes you from start to finish.”—The Washington Post “Adventure-filled.”—Entertainment Weekly “Rich . . . with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Griselda Takes Flight

Griselda Takes Flight
Author: Joyce Magnin
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9781426711572
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Release: 2011
Editor: Abingdon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With Agnes being cared for in a nursing home, Griselda explores new personal freedom while a new mystery dominates the town gossip.

Sparrow

Sparrow
Author: Kim Todd
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781861899774
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Release: 2013-02-15
Editor: Reaktion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Innocent. Invader. Lover. Thief. Sparrows are everywhere and wear many guises. Able to live in the Arctic and the desert, from Beijing to San Francisco, the house sparrow is the most ubiquitous wild bird in the world. They are the subject of elegies by Catullus and John Skelton and listed as “pretty things” in Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book—but they’re also urban vermin with shocking manners that were so reviled that Mao placed them on the list of Four Pests and ordered the Chinese people to kill them on sight. In Sparrow, award-winning science and natural history writer Kim Todd explores the bird's complex history, biology, and literary tradition. Todd describes the difference between Old World sparrows, like the house sparrow, which can nest in a garage or in an airport, and New World sparrows, which often stake their claim to remote islands or meadows in the high Sierra. In addition, she looks at the nineteenth-century Sparrow War in the United States—a battle over the sparrow’s introduction—which set the stage for decades of discussions of invasive species. She examines the ways in which sparrows have taught us about evolution and the shocking recent decline of house sparrows in cities globally—this disappearance of a bird that seemed hardwired for success remains an ornithological mystery. With lush illustrations, ranging from early woodcuts and illuminated manuscripts to contemporary wildlife photography, this is the first book-length exploration of the natural and cultural history of this beloved, reviled, and ubiquitous bird.

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk
Author: Natasha Farrant
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781324019732
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Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: WW Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a beloved middle grade author: a propulsive seafaring adventure in search of loved ones and a place to call home. In the aftermath of World War One, everyone in the small town of Barton is rebuilding their lives. Ben needs to find his brother, Sam—who was wounded in action and is now missing—if he wants to avoid being sent to the orphanage. Lotti’s horrible aunt and uncle want to send her away from her beloved home to boarding school, just when she has successfully managed to get expelled from her last one. When a chance encounter brings the two children together, each recognizes the other as a kindred spirit. But just as they’ve found their feet, disaster strikes, and Ben and Lotti must run away. They hatch a plan to cross the English Channel on Ben’s narrowboat, the Sparrowhawk, and track down Sam in France. But there’s something in France that Lotti is looking for, too. . . . Funny, heartwarming, and wise, Voyage of the Sparrowhawk is full of high stakes, twists and connections, and—most of all—adventure.

Follow the River

Follow the River
Author: James Alexander Thom
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307763112
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Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “It takes a rare individual not only to see that history can live, but also to make it live for others. James Thom has that gift.”—The Indianapolis News Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on—extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.