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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'When the eldest daughter of a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales, sets out to chronicle the particularly difficult season of 1908, the story she tells is poignant and hilarious, filled with drama and misadventure.

Swinging from her own hopes and disappointments, both domestic and romantic, to the challenges that beset their tiny whaling operation, Mary's tale is entirely relatable despite the hundred-odd years that separate her world from ours.

Chronicling her family's struggle to survive the season and her own attempts to navigate an all-consuming crush on an itinerant whaleman with a murky past, Rush Oh! is also a celebration of an extraordinary episode in Australian history when a family of whalers formed a fond, unique allegiance with a pod of Killer whales - and in particular, a Killer whale named Tom.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Sabrina and Emmeline
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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      Virago , 2016 .
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      Extent: 358p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 4 February 2016
      ISBN: 9780349006628

Works about this Work

Or, the Whale Tom Gilling , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 3 April 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Three Generations of Sydney Women Finalists for the 2016 Kibble Literary Award Susan Wyndam , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 June 2016;
'Three generations of Sydney women are represented on the shortlist for the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for women's life writing. ...'
Shirley Barrett Caroline Baum (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 24-25)
Whaler’s Daughter Recalls Glory and Gore of Old Eden Eleanor Limprecht , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 September 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
A Whale of a Time in Eden’s Waters Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
[Untitled] Diana Carroll , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Review : Rush Oh! Judith Grace , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2015; (p. 46)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Review : Rush Oh! Chris Harrington , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 95 no. 1 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Shirley Barrett, Rush Oh LS , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 September 2015;

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Whaler’s Daughter Recalls Glory and Gore of Old Eden Eleanor Limprecht , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 September 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
A Whale of a Time in Eden’s Waters Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
[Untitled] Diana Carroll , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Review : Rush Oh! Judith Grace , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2015; (p. 46)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Review : Rush Oh! Chris Harrington , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 95 no. 1 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Or, the Whale Tom Gilling , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 3 April 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Shirley Barrett, Rush Oh LS , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 September 2015;

— Review of Rush Oh! Shirley Barrett 2015 single work novel
Shirley Barrett Caroline Baum (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 24-25)
Three Generations of Sydney Women Finalists for the 2016 Kibble Literary Award Susan Wyndam , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 June 2016;
'Three generations of Sydney women are represented on the shortlist for the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for women's life writing. ...'
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