Friday, January 27, 2012

REVIEW: Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

Thank you, for publishing my review of this wonderful book. Here's an excerpt:

[E]ven though this novel's subject matter offers plenty of opportunities for gratuitous violence and melodrama, Benaron thankfully steers clear of both. Through much of Jean Patrick's training, Coach emphasizes pace - the key to running the 800-metre, we learn, is not to burn out early. Benaron, herself a competitive runner once, seems to have translated this lesson well to the pages of her debut novel - which turns out to be a precisely paced, taut read.

The rest of the review (you need to be a member to read the entire text) is here.

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