Amy Belding Brown’s novel Flight of the Sparrows is a compelling tale that is based on the true story of an early English Puritan who lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The year is 1676 and Mary Rowlandson is the wife of a Puritan preacher. Even though she’s a loving mother to her three children, Rowlandson often feels stifled by the tyrannical social mores of her village. However, her life is turned upside down when a group of Native Americans attack the town of Lancaster. Rowlandson and her three children are taken captive by a local tribe. With one child wounded and the other two taken to a neighboring tribe as captives, Rowlandson believes that all hope is lost.
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