The Sparrow

A novel about a remarkable man, a living saint, a life-long celibate and Jesuit priest, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. By Mary Doria Russell.

A novel about a remarkable man, a living saint, a life-long celibate and Jesuit priest, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience — the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life — begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

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