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Number of Pages:431
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Religion

The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1) by Mary Doria Russell

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Set in Italy during the dramatic finale of World War II this new novel is the first in seven years by the bestselling author of i The Sparrow i and i Children of God i br br It is September and fourteen year old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy where they hope to be safe at last now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis the Allies resistance fighters Jews in hiding and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive br br Mary Doria Russell sets her first historical novel against this dramatic background tracing the lives of a handful of fascinating characters Through them she tells the little known but true story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty three thousand Jews during the war s final phase br br The result of five years of meticulous research i A Thread of Grace i is an ambitious engrossing novel of ideas history and marvelous characters that will please Russell s many fans and earn her even more, I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling even to me Nevertheless I am sure of this much My little story has become your history You won t really understand your times until you understand mine So begins the account of Agnes Shanklin the charmingly diffident narrator of i Dreamers of the Day i And what is Miss Shanklin s little story Nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East at the Cairo Peace Conference where Winston Churchill T E Lawrence and Lady Gertrude Bell met to decide the fate of the Arab world and of our own br A forty year old schoolteacher from Ohio Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the Peace Conference convenes Agnes enters into the company of the historic luminaries who will in the space of a few days at a hotel in Cairo invent the nations of Iraq Syria Lebanon Israel and Jordan As Agnes observes the tumultuous inner workings of nation building she is drawn more and more deeply into geopolitical intrigue and toward a personal awakening br With graceful and effortless prose Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long rich history of the Middle East through a story that brilliantly elucidates today s headlines i Dreamers of the Day i is a memorable and passionate novel, Born to the life of a Southern gentleman Dr John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health Soon with few job prospects Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner M ria Katarina Harony a high strung classically educated Hungarian whore In search of high stakes poker the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins before the gunfight at the O K Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety, In humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight person scientific expedition of its own What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question what it means to be human br br