Rush Oh!

Rush Oh!

A Novel

Book - 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

"A book 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.


Baker & Taylor
In 1908, Mary Davidson, tasked with supporting her father's boisterous whaling crews while caring for her five brothers and sisters after the death of their mother, must navigate through sibling rivalries and an all-consuming first love for a new crew member.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1908, Mary Davidson, tasked with supporting her father's boisterous whaling crews while caring for her five brothers and sisters after the death of their mother, must navigate through sibling rivalries and an all-consuming first love for a new crew member. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2016
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9780316261548
Branch Call Number: FIC BAR
Characteristics: 355 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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