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#8: The Sparrow - Jason Mott

In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, one determined couple seeks to reunite a young girl with the father who thought he had lost her forever…
When Heather and Matt Campbell find ten-year-old Tatiana Rusesa on the side of the highway, she is thousands of miles away from her village in Sierra Leone. She hasn't seen her family in almost two decades, not since she and her mother were killed by rebel soldiers. Now Tatiana has inexplicably returned, a lost orphan with no place to call home.
As the world dives deeper into uncertainty and chaos, Heather is determined to save Tatiana and help her find her way back to her family. But how much is she willing to lose to protect a girl she doesn't even know?
Learn how the mysterious reappearances begin in The First, and don't miss Jason Mott's unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, from Harlequin MIRA, a moving tale of a family navigating this unusual new reality and given a second chance at life.


*The novellas, The First, The Sparrow and The Choice are all free on Amazon.*

  • Kindle: 115 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (July 1, 2013)
  • ASIN: B00BV2WC0W




Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 "New Hollywood: Next Wave" people to watch.

He is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and "...hide behind me..." The Returned is his first novel.

The Returned has also been optioned by Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC. It will air in March, 2014 on the ABC network under the title "Resurrection."


My review for The First

REVIEW:
What I wouldn't give to have another day with my dad.....
This series from Jason Mott fills your head with the possibility of miracles. Possibly angels too.
What I like most is it raises questions within me about what I would do if granted another moment with my dad. To even raise those questions in me and have me believing in the miracle of life takes quality writing. That is definitely the case here.
Each story leads us to the book, The Returned. Each story raises emotions and questions within you. Each story is as powerful as the last.
This one in particular, I felt showcased the love between parents and children. It really hit home with me.


4.5/5

Comments

  1. It's amazing how much we realize we love/miss once we lose them. My dad passed away in 1995 and we never had the best relationship. If given the chance, I'd certainly ask a lot of questions.

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