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

Finished reading this book on May 24, 2007

In 2019, 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”.


  • The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
  • Author: Mary Doria Russell
  • Finished reading: May 24, 2007
  • Number of pages: 431
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