Children of God

Children of God

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Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, 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 Society 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...

Title:Children of God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780449004838
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    Children of God Reviews

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    I wasn't sure I was going to read this book as the first one does stand on its own pretty well and I was afraid this one would taint my memory of the story.The ending was great, the beginning was good...

  • Candi

    "Everything we thought we understood—that was what we were most wrong about."This novel is the stunning sequel to The Sparrow, a book that left me breathless and yearning for more after the last pag...

  • Phrynne

    I am so glad I only waited a month between reading parts one and two of this book. It really is just one book split into two parts and I could not leave Emilio for too long suffering the way he was at...

  • Brooke

    I was expecting this to knock me off my feet the way The Sparrow did, but it was such a letdown of a sequel.I didn't connect with anyone the way I completely fell in love with all the characters in Th...

  • Katie

    I loved The Sparrow and when I finished it there wasn't anything else I wanted to know - a mark of a good novel. So it wasn't a novel that called out for a sequel. One of the big strengths of the firs...

  • carol.

    Epic. Read it shortly after reading The Sparrow, and I'm glad that I read both together. Although it might stand alone, some of the characters are the same, and the story firmly builds upon experience...

  • Bradley

    In many ways, this novel rivals the scope of The Sparrow in both worldbuilding and theme. By the same token, both are portrayed in a much more dilute fashion. This is not a bad thing, but it is a diff...

  • Melanie

    I loved this but then I expected no less since I felt the same about it's predecessor, The Sparrow. This book picks up right where The Sparrow left off. In my opinion neither of these books are easy r...

  • Kara Babcock

    You know Alien ends with Ripley getting into the shuttle with Jones, fighting off the alien one last time, and consigning herself and Jones to a lonely trip home in stasis? And then in the sequel, she...

  • Patrick

    The sequel to The Sparrow. Once again, the author does a tremendous job in both introducing new social, political, and cultural concepts on almost every page for both the human and alien species she w...