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The Fall of a Sparrow

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Publisher Comments:

Robert Hellenga, bestselling author of The Sixteen Pleasures, once again reveals his profound understanding of the strength and resilience of the human spirit in a compelling and masterful novel.

Alan Woodhull ("Woody"), a classics professor at a small Midwestern college, finds himself convinced that life has taught him all the lessons he has to learn: After the tragic death of his beloved oldest daughter during a terrorist bombing in Italy seven years ago, his wife has left him and his two remaining daughters have grown up and moved away. Yet his decision to attend the trial of the terrorists and to return to the scene of the tragedy marks the beginning of a new life and the awakening of a new love.

About the Author

Robert Hellenga received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and studied at Queen's University in Belfast and the University of North Carolina before completing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Princeton University. He is a professor at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and the author of the bestselling novel The Sixteen Pleasures.

Table of Contents

Contents

Part One

The Mountain of Lights

In Memoriam

Halloween

Sunday Morning

Christmas 1986

Power Suit

The Ring of Gyges

Commencement

House for Sale

Part Two

Christmas 1987

Testimony

Mr. Jelly Roll Baker

La Vita Nuova

Children of the Sun

Ergastolo

A Dark Cimmerian Land

My Love Is Carpet

In Another Country

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684850276
Author:
Hellenga, Robert
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Victims of terrorism
Subject:
Quincy (Ill.) Fiction.
Subject:
Bologna
Subject:
Quincy
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 512-513
Publication Date:
July 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 13.16 oz

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