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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
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Feb 22, 2009

it was amazing
Recommended to Karen by: Renata
Recommended for: Marty, Sally, Vickie
Read in February, 2009

This is an extraordinary work of speculative fiction. Who knew that the first expedition sent to meet a sentient alien species would be spearheaded by the Jesuits? This is not "just" sci-fi. That is merely the framework selected to surround this amazing examination of human relationships and sociological, spiritual, scientific and historical questions. And, most importantly, how does a person (in this case, a priest) know whether or not he has faith, what it is when he receives it, and how to deal with it's loss. The most powerful book I've read in a long time.
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