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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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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If someone asked you to guess how many books have been written about Adolf Hitler or Germany’s World War II–era army, you might think, “Do I have to?” And you would be forgiven for reacting that way: even if you don’t know the number of books, you know the tally must be overwhelming (in fact, a cursory search on ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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WHAT ABOUT EMMA? by Ken Rush
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The illustrations work as landscape paintings, solidly evoking the Vermont countryside, but Rush keeps the details of the characters' faces vague most of the time, which places readers at arm's length from the emotional aspect of the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An undistinguished account of life on a small Vermont farm. Read full book review >