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Rush Oh!

(2016)
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"[An] epic tale."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Irresistible."--Wall Street Journal

"A fresh and subversive take on a genre traditionally owned by male leviathans."--New York Times Book Review, *Editors' Choice*

"Heart-warming and hilarious."--Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

"Abook to never forget."--Markus Zusak,author of The Book Thief

An impassioned, charming, and hilarious debut novel about a young woman's coming-of-age, during one of the harshest whaling seasons in the history of New South Wales.

1908: It's the year that proves to be life-changing for our teenage narrator, Mary Davidson, tasked with providing support to her father's boisterous whaling crews while caring for five brothers and sisters in the wake of their mother's death. But when the handsome John Beck-a former Methodist preacher turned novice whaler with a mysterious past-arrives at the Davidson's door pleading to join her father's crews, suddenly Mary's world is upended.

As her family struggles to survive the scarcity of whales and the vagaries of weather, and as she navigates sibling rivalries and an all-consuming first love for the newcomer John, nineteen-year-old Mary will soon discover a darker side to these men who hunt the seas, and the truth of her place among them.

Swinging from Mary's own hopes and disappointments to the challenges that have beset her family's whaling operation, RUSH OH! is an enchanting blend of fact and fiction that's as much the story of its gutsy narrator's coming-of-age as it is the celebration of an extraordinary episode in history.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-316-26154-8 / 978-0-316-26154-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-349-00662-8 / 978-0-349-00662-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-349-00665-2 / 978-0-349-00665-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fleet
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-316-26153-X / 978-0-316-26153-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-349-00663-6 / 978-0-349-00663-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   


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