Flight Of The Sparrow


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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

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Author by Amy Belding Brown
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780698137530

Flight Of The Sparrow


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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.

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Author by Amy Belding Brown
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 1410473112

Flight Of The Sparrow


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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.

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Author by Amy Belding Brown
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780451466693

A Sparrow S Flight


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Author by Quintin Hogg Baron Hailsham of St. Marylebone
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number UOM:39015018825565

The Sparrow


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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author by Mary Doria Russell
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 448
ISBN Number 0345510887

Mr Emerson S Wife


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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.

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Author by Amy Belding Brown
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781466809284

Sparrow S Flight


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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 Hope In 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.

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Author by Curtis Craddock
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 1885173857

Sparrow


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The story of a sensitive, gifted African American girl who tells us with mordant humor what it feels like to spend every day wishing so hard that you could fly away from it all

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Author by Sarah Moon
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781338032598

Sparrow S Flight


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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.

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Author by Richard Posner
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781590773178

The Flight Of A Sparrow


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The Flight of a Sparrow is a true story about a young aboriginal woman whose life was chaos and darkness. The book tells of her struggles, challenges, and the abuse that was put upon her and how she coped in order to survive. It also describes the victory beyond the bare survival. It is about a journey of moving from a past into a future that God unfolded as she grew in her trust of his plan for her. It's about a message to others that says, "Do not give up. You are not alone. You are a child of God." Visualize a run-down cabin with no prospect of ever being repaired because the damage is too great. The foundation is crumbling and its core has been eaten away by termites and wood ants. Its windows are broken, and the structure stands alone. It is surrounded by wet overhanging trees that refuse to let the daylight in. The only solution is to tear it all down. On some level, Grace is this rotting and neglected cabin. Long before she was created, the familial foundation was unstable; the ground had not been properly prepared for such a structure. She had no one to fend off the invaders who came into her life to destroy what little identity she had managed to build. She had no one to help her grow into the woman that she should have been. No one was there to nurture her so she could reach her potential. What was the Carpenter going to do with this decaying mess?

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Author by Karen Augustine
Genre eBook Young Adult Nonfiction
Read Book 244
ISBN Number 1645690431