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Author Hellenga, Robert, 1941-

Title The fall of a sparrow : a novel / Robert Hellenga.

Published New York : Scribner, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 HELLENG    AVAILABLE
Physical description 460 pages ; 25 cm
Summary The Fall of a Sparrow examines the reawakening of life after a young woman has tragically died. At the heart of the novel is Alan Woodhull ("Woody"), a classics professor at a small midwestern college, whose beloved oldest daughter, Cookie, is killed during a terrorist bombing in Italy. Seven years after the bombing, Woody finds himself standing in the cemetery where Cookie is buried, convinced that life has taught him all the lessons he has to learn. His wife has left him, and his two remaining daughters have grown up and moved away. Yet a new life, which Woody both longs for and resists, begins with his decision to attend the trial of the terrorists responsible for his daughter's death. And as Woody gradually emerges from his sorrow, returning to Italy and the scene of the tragedy, he also awakens to new love.
Subject Terrorism -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Victims of terrorism -- Italy -- Fiction.
College teachers -- Illinois -- Fiction.
College students -- Italy -- Fiction.
Terrorists -- Italy -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Illinois -- Fiction.
Bologna (Italy) -- Fiction.
Quincy (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Love stories.
ISBN 0684850265 (hardcover)