Summer Reading List: The Sparrow

The Sparrow

The UC Berkeley Summer Reading List is an annual compilation of recommended (though not required) readings suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as a welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

The Sparrow

“This literary science fiction novel is about the first humans to travel to an alien planet. And who are the first humans to do so? Jesuits. Parallel with Jesuit missions of the past, these interplanetary colonizers face cultural clashes that make them question their purpose. Likewise, the reader is forced to question the colonial past and the potential of future alien contact.”

– RYAN BARNETTE Library Stacks Supervisor, Access Services Division

Post contributed by:
Michael Larkin Lecturer, College Writing Programs
Tim Dilworth First Year Coordinator, Library