Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell – I was really looking forward to reading this book and I was NOT disappointed. This is the follow up to her earlier book, “The Sparrow.” While I sometimes got frustrated with that book I never did with this book. It goes more deeply into the characters, both human and “alien”. The culture is much more prevalent that in the first book as well. I am very pleased with this book. I’m planning to give both to Dad together and telling him to think of “The Sparrow” as the background to the real story in this book.