FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW, by Amy Belding Brown, is a novel of Early America. I have one copy for giveaway compliments of the generous people at New American Library, a division of Penguin Books. Please leave a comment at the end of my post to be entered to win. I will choose one winner on Monday, July 28th. Only U.S. addresses, and no P.O. boxes, please. Good luck!
Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she’d been at odds with her strict Puritan Community. With her home destroyed, and her children lost to her, Mary found herself dealing with unbelievable acts of brutality and unending kindness.
All of her life Mary was taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the “other” side of the forest, she begins to question edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.
Based on compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meaning of freedom, faith, and acceptance.