Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Flight of the Sparrow

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
by Amy Belding Brown
Expected Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads

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 is 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 on-going 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 meaning of freedom, faith, and acceptance.

Why I am waiting....
This is another I found when browsing Goodreads First Reads. I love the cover! And even though this is fiction, it is based on a true story and real person.


  1. Love that cover; sounds like a good pick too. enjoy

  2. I hadn't heard about this one before, but it sounds interesting! Great pick!

  3. This book sounds so good!!! I love that it's based off a true story. I can't wait to read this. Awesome pick, Kim! Thanks for stopping by my WoW

    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

  4. Sounds like a beautiful, complex story. Pretty cover too.

  5. I don't usually look for historical fiction, so I appreciate that you featured one! This one sounds really interesting, and I do love early American history.

  6. I do enjoy historical fiction a lot. Thanks for sharing this. And thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier.