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Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America - Amy Belding Brown
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
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She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again. The wilderness has now become her home. She can interpret the cries of birds. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. She has learned to live in a new, free way....  Massachusetts Bay... show more
She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again. The wilderness has now become her home. She can interpret the cries of birds. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. She has learned to live in a new, free way....  Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been 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 the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her. Based on the 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 meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451466693 (0451466691)
ASIN: 451466691
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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3.0 Flight of the Sparrow
Mary Rowlandson was captured during King Philip's War, when a group of allied natives under King Phillip (Metacomet) raided various Puritan settlements in New England. She spent a few months as the slave of sachem Weetamoo and her husband Quinnapin. She is then ransomed and returned to the English. ...
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4.0 Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
Mary Rowlandson is a housewife, ministers wife, and a member of the Puritan community. She lives in a very ordered world, and never strays far from her front yard. She is highly revered and upheld in her community, and never wants for anything. While she is safe, she is also confined. She does not q...
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4.0 Flight of the Sparrow
Living in a structured house, living in a wetu. Having enough food, always hungry. Not showing love to your children, cherishing your children. Living a strict Puritan existence, living carefree. Never experiencing the pleasure of nature, hearing every little part of nature.All those statements s...
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