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Children of God

(1998)
(The second book in the Sparrow series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
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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Hardback Editions

March 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Children of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-679-46225-2 / 978-0-679-46225-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard
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March 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Children of God: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-679-45635-X / 978-0-679-45635-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Children Of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-552-77601-7 / 978-0-552-77601-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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February 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Children of God (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-449-00483-X / 978-0-449-00483-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Books
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Children Of God (Black Swan original)
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-552-99811-7 / 978-0-552-99811-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Children of God.
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-375-75121-1 / 978-0-375-75121-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard Books. New York
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Audio Editions

December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Children of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Children of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Children of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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1999 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Children of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 1-4159-6191-3 / 978-1-4159-6191-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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January 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Children Of God
Author(s): Mary Russell
ISBN: 0-7366-4393-1 / 978-0-7366-4393-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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March 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Children of God (Audio Cassettes)
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
ISBN: 0-375-40219-5 / 978-0-375-40219-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Children Of God
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Children of God (The Sparrow series)
Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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