Book Club Kit: The Sparrow

The SparrowThe Sparrow
by Mary Doria Russell
First Published: 1996
6 copies & Reading Guide

The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith.

Reading Guide:
Random House – includes Brief Reviews, Author Bio and Discussion Questions
NoveList* – includes Author Info, Discussion Questions, and Further Reading suggestions

Mary Doria Russell on the web:
“God, Baseball, and Science: An Interview with Mary Doria Russell” from the Global Spiral
Join the Fans of Mary Doria Russell group on

Other works by Mary Doria Russell:
Children of God – the sequel to The Sparrow
A Thread of Grace

If you liked The Sparrow, you might like:
Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn

Did your book club read The Sparrow? Tell us what you thought in the comments section below or over at Goodreads.

*You will need a library card from a Pinal County library to access NoveList.

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