Search Results: "Norman Rush"


BOOK REVIEW

MORTALS by Norman Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Another National Book Award seems a distinct possibility."
The collision of the "humanitarian" West with emergent Africa is relentlessly analyzed in this long-awaited second novel from Rush (stories: Whites, 1986; the NBA-winning Mating, 1991). Read full book review >

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MATING by Norman Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A flawed novel of too many ideas, many good, but collectively too much."
Plaudits for the concept of a woman pursuing and getting her intellectual equal, but, here, gabby and relentlessly high-minded lovers turn Rush's first novel (after the story collection, Whites, 1986) into a meeting of true minds with too long an agenda. 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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of self-directed learning and thinking outside the box. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently satirical and ultimately liberating look at modern education. 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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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >