Friday, July 11, 2014
About Flight of the Sparrow: Based on the amazing true story of Mary Rowlandson’s capture in 1675, FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW depicts this monumental moment in our nation’s history with vivid detail, impeccably researched facts, and vibrant characters.
After a long-feared Native American attack, Mary is sold to a female tribal leader, who puts her to work, but allows her a generous and surprising amount of freedom. But while enduring cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary also witnesses first-hand the Native Americans’ freedom of expression and random acts of kindness. She becomes conflicted inside as she develops an uncomfortable attraction toward an English-speaking Native American, James Printer. He has seemingly straddled both worlds and becomes her friend and protector.
When she is eventually ransomed and returned to her surviving family, Mary finds re-entry into the restrictive Puritan culture a challenge. FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW is about one woman whose experiences in the Puritan and Native American cultures lead her to a new understanding of the world and her place in it. It transports readers to an unfamiliar time with its layered and evocative narrative and explores the meaning of freedom, faith, and acceptance through the story of a woman who dares to question the expectations of her time.
One lucky US resident can win a copy of Flight of the Sparrow! Just fill out the form below by July 22, 2014. Winner will be notified via email.
Posted by Amy at 1:32 PM
Spotlight and Giveaway: Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown