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The sparrow

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The Sparrow is a novel about a remarkable man, a living saint, a life-long celibate and Jesuit priest, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience--the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life--begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.
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Grouped Work ID c2036a4e-b540-8c4c-c89c-908fe42789f8
full_title sparrow
author russell mary doria
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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auth_author2 Colacci, David.
author Russell, Mary Doria, 1950-
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display_description In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question what it means to be human.
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primary_isbn 9780449912553
publishDate 1996, 2008
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series Ballantine reader's circle, Brilliance Audio on compact disc
series_with_volume Ballantine reader's circle, Brilliance Audio on compact disc
subject_facet Audiobooks, Human-alien encounters -- Fiction, Jesuits -- Fiction, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Philosophical anthropology -- Fiction, Religious fiction, Science fiction, Twenty-first century -- Fiction
title_display The sparrow
title_full The sparrow / Mary Doria Russell, The sparrow [sound recording] / Mary Doria Russell
title_short The sparrow
topic_facet Human-alien encounters, Life on other planets, Philosophical anthropology, Twenty-first century