Children Of God

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Transworld, Mar 30, 2010 - Fiction - 512 pages
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From the acclaimed author of The Sparrow comes a new, extraordinarily imaginative SF novel which continues the powerful, moving story of Emilio Sandoz, the charismatic Jesuit priest who led the well-intentioned but catastrophic mission to the distant planet of Rakhat, and journeyed to the furthest reaches of the human soul.

Now, in Children of God, Father Emilio Sanchoz returns and - against his will - is forced to continue his quest for the meaning, if any, of God's plan. Dazzlingly imaginative, philosophically provocative and immeasurably entertaining, Children of God is a must-read for fans of The Sparrow, and a startlingly fresh adventure for newcomers to Mary Doria Russell's special literary magic.

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User Review  - catzkc - LibraryThing

I loved the Sparrow. Started this one and I wanted to wall-bang the first few pages in. I gave up then and there. I did go back a couple of years later and give it one more try, This time, knowing ... Read full review

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User Review  - lavaturtle - LibraryThing

I loved The Sparrow, and I'm glad I finally read this second part of the story. More than just a "what happens next" to that tragic tale, this is a story of growth, redemption, forgiveness, and change ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Mary Doria Russell is a former anatomist, has studied six languages, trained as a paleoanthropologist and is the author of scientific papers on subjects as various as bone biology and cannibalism. Her first novel, The Sparrow, won the 1996 James Tiptree Award, the 1998 BSFA Award and the 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award and she has also won the Cleveland Arts Council Prize for Literature and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction. Her second novel, Children of God, is the sequel to The Sparrow. Mary Doria Russell lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband and their son.

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