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The Sparrow // Review

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Published 1997 by Ballantine Books. 431 pages

This book came out 18 years ago– the year I was born. Many people, much more eloquent than I have written and talked about this book. 319 more words


Book Review: The Sparrow

“Kinda spooky, ain’t it. Hell of a lot of coincidences. Like we say back home, when you find a turtle settin’ on top of a fencepost, you can be pretty damn sure he didn’t get there on his own.”

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2016: The Word Domination Tour

My years of “required” reading are behind me, and I’m happy about that. I was a good English student in high school and then an English major in college, which means that every year I had dozens of volumes I… 1,239 more words


The Best of 2015

Well, after all that confession, let’s get back to the books, shall we? Everyone has been so very supportive and I appreciate it so much. Nevertheless, haven’t stopped reading or even really slowed down and there are plenty of books to talk about. 314 more words


First Impressions: The Sparrow

These are my first impressions after reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (1996) in December 2011.

“…Because if I was led by God to love God, step by step, as it seemed, if I accept that the beauty and the rapture were real and true, then the rest of it was God’s will too, and that, gentlemen, is cause for bitterness.

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First Impressions

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

“Not one sparrow can fall into the ground without your Father knowing it.” 437 more words


Books. Just books

So there have been plenty of things, some books, and then other things. I’m not quite done listening to the latest Salman Rushdie as a deer very inconsiderately ran into my car and derailed my listening. 278 more words