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Rush Oh!

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
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
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Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-316-26154-8 / 978-0-316-26154-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-349-00662-8 / 978-0-349-00662-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-349-00665-2 / 978-0-349-00665-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fleet
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-316-26153-X / 978-0-316-26153-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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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
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Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rush Oh!
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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


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


Kindle Editions

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


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