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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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Misa Ramirez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A series debut with too much icky love stuff and too little mystery. In Lola's favor, however, is a speed-dating pace and lots of nice underwear."
A hormonally supercharged private eye seeks a lost mom while lusting after the man of her dreams. Read full book review >

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THE LOW LIVES by J.D. Rush
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A full rendering of the highs and lows of being homeless."
A homeless youth in San Francisco searches for true freedom in Rush's debut. Read full book review >

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THE DARK RING OF MURDER by Misa Yamamura
Released: March 1, 1996

"Placidly written, with an elegant, improbable solution."
Three murders—the stabbing of a political philosophy professor at Kyonan University, the poisoning of a Tokyo songwriter, the hit-and-run death of a respected member of the National Diet—seem to have nothing to do with each other. Read full book review >

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THE LANCE AND THE VEIL by Kevin Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A big, bold biblical saga to fire the Christian imagination."
A Roman princess and a Roman soldier live through some of the most pivotal moments in Christianity in this richly imagined novel. 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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DEVILS & THIEVES by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Don your leathers and get riding this (sub)urban fantasy. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Motorcycle gangs and magical powers: two great concepts that go unexpectedly well together. Read full book review >

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SUBTLE BODIES by Norman Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Easier to lug around than its predecessors but with plenty of heft regardless."
Rush's third novel is an outlier—a slim book not set in Botswana—but his concerns with our carnal and intellectual lives remain pleasurably, provocatively intact. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TRUCKS by Joy  Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A good book to try when monster fears strike at night. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just the book for the perceptive kids who ask where all the Halloween monsters go the rest of the year. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sugiura
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sugiura debuts with an angst-y coming-of-age narrative set at the intersections of identity, family, and first love. Read full book review >

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ALTERED by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Riveting. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Ignore the shaky start—within minutes, this medical-engineering thriller will have readers glued to their seats. Read full book review >