Mary Doria Russell has been called one of the most versatile writers in contemporary American literature. Widely praised for her meticulous research, fine prose, and compelling narrative drive, she is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow, Children of God, A Thread of Grace, Dreamers of the Day, Doc, and Epitaph. Dr. Russell holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology. She lives in Lyndhurst, Ohio.
"A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction."-The New
York Times Book Review
"Important novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them."-Entertainment Weekly
"Powerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a difficult subject with grace and intelligence."-San Francisco Chronicle
"Provocative, challenging . . . recalls both Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure."-The Dallas Morning News
"[Mary Doria] Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense."-USA Today