Search Results: "Misa Rush"


BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY PIECES by Misa Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2012

"The characters feel like photocopies from other works, but the plot marches forward to a satisfying resolution."
Rush's debut novel weaves the lives of two seemingly charmed women into a tale of family secrets. Read full book review >

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RUSH by Eve Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Mind candy for those teen readers who love the thrill of the game. (Adventure. 13-18)"
Miki's understanding of reality completely changes when she's thrust into a deadly virtual game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2011

"Buchholz projects a communicable affection for the loud business of life, of risk-taking and devoted engagement in the pursuit of happiness."
Former presidential economic advisor and hedge-fund director Buchholz (New Ideas from Dead CEOs: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office, 2007, etc.) sings the praises of competition—in both our personal and professional lives—for leading a happier, healthier life. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"What's next? Probably an equally maladroit series of trips to the Revolutionary War itself. (author's note, quiz) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rush Revere and his horse, Liberty, return to Manchester Middle School for more "rush, rush, rushing to history." Read full book review >

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THE RUSH by Edward Dolnick
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Readers new to Gold Rush history will find a bonanza here—and for old hands, Dolnick provides enough fresh interpretation to keep the pages turning."
The miners of the California Gold Rush didn't need law and order, toothpaste or running water. They needed a course in money management. Read full book review >

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GOLD RUSH by Miri Yu
by Miri Yu, translated by Stephen Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Distinctive and disturbing imagery; familiar diagnoses."
A violent teenaged boy darts to adulthood in Yokohama, a mural of hell in bestselling Yu's forceful if uneven English-language debut. Read full book review >

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GOLD RUSH by Michael Kowalewski
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1997

A large, lively gathering of primarily firsthand recollections of the California Gold Rush of 1848, drawn from memoirs and letters, and being published as a companion volume for a PBS documentary airing in January 1998. Read full book review >

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RUSH HOUR by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"While adults may appreciate the irony (intended or not), and children will gain a certain amount of gratification from poring over the crammed images, the book imparts a sense of harried hopelessness that's almost overwhelming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Rural readers unfamiliar with the pace of the urban rat race will be amused and enlightened by this excursion from suburbia to Manhattan as chronicled by Loomis (The Hippo Hop, 1995, etc.) and the astonishing Takabayashi. Read full book review >

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RUSH OH! by Shirley Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Yes, there's a lot of whaling talk, but with a narrator reminiscent of Jo March, the sensibility here is more akin to Little Women than Moby-Dick."
While Australian screenwriter Barrett bases her first novel on the story of real-life whaler George "Fearless" Davidson, George's prickly yet endearing daughter Mary is the star. Read full book review >

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LAND RUSH by Gary Reiswig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2014

"Good reads to be pondered over."
Bookended by sections of memoir and history, these four short stories give a vivid picture of Oklahoma past and near-present. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN RUSH by Alyn Brodsky
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2004

"Still, readers without much knowledge of Rush—and that would be most people—will find this an accessible introduction to the man and his tumultuous times."
A solid—and somewhat stolid—life of an often-overlooked Founding Father. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 1998

"After reading about how to work a sluice, where to find gold, even how to talk like a miner, readers will be more than ready to hit pay dirt. (b&w illustrations and photos, graphs, charts, notes, maps) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A fascinating guide for children about how to strike it rich by prospecting for gold in their own backyards—and not just in California backyards. Read full book review >