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Children of God (SIGNED)

Russell, Mary Doria

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ISBN 10: 044900483X / ISBN 13: 9780449004838
Published by Fawcett Books (Ballantine Publishign Group), U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Beautifully kept book SIGNED without inscription on title page by author. Appears unread, though time has toned the pages and page edges. Crisp and clean with no names or writing, no spine crease, and no cover lift. Continues the story of Jesuit priest, Emilio Sandoz, which began in her betseller The Sparrow in which Fr. Sandoz lost both friends and faith on a strange planet. 438 pages plus reader's guide. Lyrical prose plus a compelling plot. Bookseller Inventory # 27387

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Title: Children of God (SIGNED)

Publisher: Fawcett Books (Ballantine Publishign Group), U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Fawcett Printing

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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 So-ciety 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, Chil-dren 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.
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Children of God is the sequel to Mary Doria Russell's 1996 The Sparrow, which saw a Jesuit mission to the planet Rakhat end in disaster. The sole survivor of that mission, a priest named Emilio Sandoz, returned a beaten and broken man, having suffered rape and mutilation at the hands of enigmatic aliens. Now the Jesuits want to go back to Rakhat, and they want Sandoz aboard the new mission. But Sandoz has renounced his priesthood and even found a measure of happiness with his new wife and stepdaughter. Meanwhile, on Rakhat, contact with the humans has thrown the local culture into turmoil, precipitating a war between Rakhat's two sentient races. As forces conspire to send Emilio back to Rakhat--and toward a possible reconciliation with God--the planet verges on genocidal destruction. Children of God is a more polished novel than The Sparrow, and the story is equally compelling.

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