Robert Hellenga The Fall of a Sparrow

ISBN 13: 9780140277043

The Fall of a Sparrow

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The centre of the story and the events and emotions in the characters lives' is the death of Cookie in the Bologna train bomb in 1980. It chronicles the family's struggle to heal itself after the death.

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The Fall of a Sparrow

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"Entertainment Weekly"

Autumnal prose, a playful intellectual curiosity, and a decent, disillusioned, all-embracing tenderness.



"The Boston Sunday Globe"

Sprawling, complex, and multifaceted...stimulating and inspiring....This is unapologetically a novel of ideas.



David Willis McCullough

"The New York Times Book Review"

Hellenga has a gift for nicely pointed satire and a rich, almost lavish sense of place.



Frances Stead Stellers

"The Washington Post"

"The Fall of a Sparrow" conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate truth that only the finest writing can achieve. It is an extraordinary novel.



Kathleen Jacobs

"Redbook"

A richly layered novel...in spite of the novel's seriousness and its keenly felt observations about loss and mourning, there are also wonderful moments filled with humor and charm.



Rebecca Radner

"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review"

Irresistible....A compendium of delights, overflowing with insight and passion. The funny parts are absurdly hilarious, the painful ones moving and perceptive.



"Los Angeles Times"

The highest possible praise for a novel may be that it forced you to engage it, to argue, to confront it as you would a challenging but sometimes misguided lover. Robert Hellenga's "The Fall of a Sparrow" is such a novel.



Jane Hamilton

author of "The Book of Ruth"

Here's the new Robert Hellenga novel, as richly detailed and absorbing as "The Sixteen Pleasures." You know what you need to do: Boil the tea water, get into bed, tell your dear family to go away for a few days, and begin the journey.



Carol Field

"San Jose Mercury News"

There are so many fascinating stories in this astonishing book, so many characters who touch the heart, that here's my advice: Give in to the irresistible urge to keep turning the pages the first time you read "The Fall of a Sparrow." Then read it again.



Frances Stead Sellers

"The Washington Post Book World"

Once in a while, when reality is too painful to bear, fiction can help us to explore the fragility of our human condition. "The Fall of a Sparrow" is such a book. With compassion and humor, it conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate faith that only the finest writing can achieve.



"Entertainment Weekly"Autumnal prose, a playful intellectual curiosity, and a decent, disillusioned, all-embracing tenderness.

"The Boston Sunday Globe"Sprawling, complex, and multifaceted...stimulating and inspiring....This is unapologetically a novel of ideas.

David Willis McCullough"The New York Times Book Review"Hellenga has a gift for nicely pointed satire and a rich, almost lavish sense of place.

Frances Stead Stellers"The Washington Post""The Fall of a Sparrow" conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate truth that only the finest writing can achieve. It is an extraordinary novel.

Kathleen Jacobs"Redbook"A richly layered novel...in spite of the novel's seriousness and its keenly felt observations about loss and mourning, there are also wonderful moments filled with humor and charm.

Rebecca Radner"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review"Irresistible....A compendium of delights, overflowing with insight and passion. The funny parts are absurdly hilarious, the painful ones moving and perceptive.

"Los Angeles Times"The highest possible praise for a novel may be that it forced you to engage it, to argue, to confront it as you would a challenging but sometimes misguided lover. Robert Hellenga's "The Fall of a Sparrow" is such a novel.

Jane Hamiltonauthor of "The Book of Ruth"Here's the new Robert Hellenga novel, as richly detailed and absorbing as "The Sixteen Pleasures." You know what you need to do: Boil the tea water, get into bed, tell your dear family to go away for a few days, and begin the journey.

Carol Field"San Jose Mercury News"There are so many fascinating stories in this astonishing book, so many characters who touch the heart, that here's my advice: Give in to the irresistible urge to keep turning the pages the first time you read "The Fall of a Sparrow." Then read it again.

Frances Stead Sellers"The Washington Post Book World"Once in a while, when reality is too painful to bear, fiction can help us to explore the fragility of our human condition. "The Fall of a Sparrow" is such a book. With compassion and humor, it conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate faith that only the finest writing can achieve.

"Los Angeles Times" The highest possible praise for a novel may be that it forced you to engage it, to argue, to confront it as you would a challenging but sometimes misguided lover. Robert Hellenga's "The Fall of a Sparrow" is such a novel.

Frances Stead Sellers "The Washington Post Book World" Once in a while, when reality is too painful to bear, fiction can help us to explore the fragility of our human condition. "The Fall of a Sparrow" is such a book. With compassion and humor, it conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate faith that only the finest writing can achieve.

Rebecca Radner "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review" Irresistible....A compendium of delights, overflowing with insight and passion. The funny parts are absurdly hilarious, the painful ones moving and perceptive.

David Willis McCullough "The New York Times Book Review" Hellenga has a gift for nicely pointed satire and a rich, almost lavish sense of place.

Carol Field "San Jose Mercury News" There are so many fascinating stories in this astonishing book, so many characters who touch the heart, that here's my advice: Give in to the irresistible urge to keep turning the pages the first time you read "The Fall of a Sparrow." Then read it again.

Frances Stead Stellers "The Washington Post""The Fall of a Sparrow" conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate truth that only the finest writing can achieve. It is an extraordinary novel.

"The Boston Sunday Globe" Sprawling, complex, and multifaceted...stimulating and inspiring....This is unapologetically a novel of ideas.

"Entertainment Weekly" Autumnal prose, a playful intellectual curiosity, and a decent, disillusioned, all-embracing tenderness.

Jane Hamilton author of "The Book of Ruth" Here's the new Robert Hellenga novel, as richly detailed and absorbing as "The Sixteen Pleasures." You know what you need to do: Boil the tea water, get into bed, tell your dear family to go away for a few days, and begin the journey.

Kathleen Jacobs "Redbook" A richly layered novel...in spite of the novel's seriousness and its keenly felt observations about loss and mourning, there are also wonderful moments filled with humor and charm.

Frances Stead Stellers "The Washington Post" "The Fall of a Sparrow" conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate truth that only the finest writing can achieve. It is an extraordinary novel.

Rebecca Radner San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Irresistible....A compendium of delights, overflowing with insight and passion. The funny parts are absurdly hilarious, the painful ones moving and perceptive.

Frances Stead Sellers The Washington Post Book World Once in a while, when reality is too painful to bear, fiction can help us to explore the fragility of our human condition. The Fall of a Sparrow is such a book. With compassion and humor, it conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate faith that only the finest writing can achieve.

David Willis McCullough The New York Times Book Review Hellenga has a gift for nicely pointed satire and a rich, almost lavish sense of place.

Entertainment Weekly Autumnal prose, a playful intellectual curiosity, and a decent, disillusioned, all-embracing tenderness.

Carol Field San Jose Mercury News There are so many fascinating stories in this astonishing book, so many characters who touch the heart, that here's my advice: Give in to the irresistible urge to keep turning the pages the first time you read The Fall of a Sparrow. Then read it again.

Frances Stead Stellers The Washington Post The Fall of a Sparrow conveys a sense of certainty and ultimate truth that only the finest writing can achieve. It is an extraordinary novel.

Los Angeles Times The highest possible praise for a novel may be that it forced you to engage it, to argue, to confront it as you would a challenging but sometimes misguided lover. Robert Hellenga's The Fall of a Sparrow is such a novel.

The Boston Sunday Globe Sprawling, complex, and multifaceted...stimulating and inspiring....This is unapologetically a novel of ideas.

Jane Hamilton author of The Book of Ruth Here's the new Robert Hellenga novel, as richly detailed and absorbing as The Sixteen Pleasures. You know what you need to do: Boil the tea water, get into bed, tell your dear family to go away for a few days, and begin the journey.

Kathleen Jacobs Redbook A richly layered novel...in spite of the novel's seriousness and its keenly felt observations about loss and mourning, there are also wonderful moments filled with humor and charm.

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