Children of God (Paperback)
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Short Description for Children of God From the acclaimed author of "The Sparrow" comes an imaginative novel featuring Father Emilio Sandoz and his quest for the secret of God's immortal plan.
- Published: 02 February 1999
- Format: Paperback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780449004838 ISBN 10: 044900483X
- Sales rank: 67,946
Full description for Children of God
4 cassettes / 4 hours Read by Stephen Lang 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 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.