July 28, 2007
Children of God - Mary Doria Russell
This is the sequel to "The Sparrow," and it pales only in comparison to the original, but still is a standout among the books I've read lately. This one is considerably more uplifting and hopeful than the first, and I was glad to encounter Father Emilio as he continues to heal from his experiences even as he returns to Rakhat. The pacing of this book was much different, because it was more linear and there was not as much foreshadowing. I enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to another of her books, "A Thread of Grace" which is also on my towering TBR pile.