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Russell, Mary Doria 1950-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 194 publications in 9 languages and 14,548 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Historical fiction  History  Dystopias  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.U76678, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mary Doria Russell
 
Most widely held works by Mary Doria Russell
The sparrow by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jesuit leads an expedition to investigate singing emanating from a planet. So are discovered the Runa, intelligent beings, but undernourished. The explorers fix that and a population explosion follows, attracting space-age cannibals who start eating them. The explorers are killed, except for the Jesuit who tells the tale
Doc : a novel by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the burned body of a mixed-blood boy, Johnnie Sanders, is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, part-time policeman Wyatt Earp enlists the help of his professional-gambler friend Doc Holliday
A thread of grace : a novel by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Italy during the dramatic finale of World War II, this new novel is the first in seven years by the bestselling author of The Sparrow and Children of God. It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allies, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive. Mary Doria Russell sets her first historical novel against this dramatic background, tracing the lives of a handful of fascinating characters. Through them, she tells the little-known but true story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty-three thousand Jews during the war's final phase. The result of five years of meticulous research, A Thread of Grace is an ambitious, engrossing novel of ideas, history, and marvelous characters that will please Russell's many fans and earn her even more
Dreamers of the day : a novel by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic comes into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel, site of the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, she meets Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell. With her plainspoken American opinions, she becomes a sounding board for these historic luminaries who will, in the space of a few days, invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. While neither a pawn or a participant at the conference, she is drawn into the geopolitical intrigue surrounding the conference
Children of God : a novel by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest named Emilio Sandoz embarks on a quest to demystify God's providence that leads him to question the possibility of faith
Doc by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail twenty-six-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House
A thread of grace [a novel] by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the fascinating characters, Russell tells the true story of the Italian citizens who saved thousands of Jews during the war
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Canticle for Leibowitz opens 600 years after 20th century civilization has been destroyed by a global nuclear war, known as the "Flame Deluge." As a result of the war, there was a violent backlash against the culture of advanced knowledge and technology that had led to the development of nuclear weapons. During this backlash, called the "Simplification," anyone of learning, and eventually anyone who could even read, was likely to be killed by rampaging mobs, who proudly took on the name of "Simpletons". Illiteracy became almost universal, and books were destroyed en masse. Isaac Edward Leibowitz had been a Jewish electrical engineer working for the United States military. Surviving the war, he converted to Roman Catholicism and founded a monastic order, the "Albertian Order of Leibowitz", dedicated to preserving knowledge by hiding books, smuggling them to safety (booklegging), memorizing, and copying them. Centuries after his death, the abbey is still preserving the "Memorabilia", the collected writings that have survived the Flame Deluge and the Simplification, in the hope that they will help future generations reclaim forgotten science
Dreamers of the day [a novel] by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Peace Conference convenes, there historic luminaries invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. As Agnes observes the tumultuous inner workings of nation-building, she is drawn more and more deeply into geopolitical intrigue and toward a personal awakening
Children of God by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of missionary work in space featuring Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit priest on the planet Rakhat. He becomes involved in a revolt by the enslaved Runa against the ruling kangaroo-like Jana'ata. A sequel to The Sparrow
The sparrow by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience -- the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life -- begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe. Sandoz is a part of the crew sent to explore a new planet. What they find is a civilization so alien and incomprehensible that they feel compelled to wonder what it means to be human. The priest is the only surviving member of the crew and upon his return he is confronted by public inquisition and accusations of the most heinous crimes imaginable. His faith utterly destroyed, crippled and defenseless, his only hope is to tell his tale. Father John Candotti has been charged with discovering the truth, but the truth may be more than Earth is willing to accept
Nova audio books presents The sparrow by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jesuit leads an expedition to investigate singing emanating from a planet. So are discovered the Runa, intelligent beings, but undernourished. The explorers fix that and a population explosion follows, attracting space-age cannibals who start eating them. The explorers are killed, except for the Jesuit who tells the tale
Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sperling : Roman by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jesuit leads an expedition to investigate singing emanating from a planet. So are discovered the Runa, intelligent beings, but undernourished. The explorers fix that and a population explosion follows, attracting space-age cannibals who start eating them. The explorers are killed, except for the Jesuit who tells the tale
Gottes Kinder : Roman by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functional and adaptive significance of the supraorbital torus by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these facts in mind, the hypothesis that supraorbital development is, in part, a predictable ontogenetic response to in-vivo bending stresses which concentrate over the eyes during anterior tooth loading was tested by means of a biomechanical model. The Bent Beam Model states that supraorbital bending is a function of the area moment of inertia of the forehead (relative to the direction of the bite force), of masticatory muscle force and its moment arm and of the component of vertical anterior bite
A thread of grace (5CD) by Mary Doria Russell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1943, Claudette Blum and her father flee across the Alps into Italy with other Jews seeking refuge, only to find an open battle ground among the Nazis, Allied forces, resistance fighters, and ordinary Italians struggling to survive
Jesuits in space and other absurdities by Mary Doria Russell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Mary Doria Russell discusses the themes and ideas presented in her science fiction book The sparrow
Chut shel chesed by Mary Doria Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of god Sparrow Series, Book 2. by Mary Doria Russell( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today. The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the So-ciety of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future. Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral
 
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Alternative Names
Doria Russell, Mary 1950-

Russell, Mary D. 1950-

Russell, Mary Doria

דוריה רסל, מרי

ראסעל, מרי דוריה 1950-

רסל, מרי דוריה 1950-

Languages
English (156)

Polish (5)

German (4)

French (4)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

Turkish (1)

Spanish (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Doc : a novelA thread of grace : a novelDreamers of the day : a novelChildren of God : a novelDocA thread of grace [a novel]A canticle for LeibowitzDreamers of the day [a novel]