Lori lansens is a canadian novelist and screenwriter. Lori lansens became one of canadas most sought after writers more than a year before her internationally heralded first book,rush home road, would see publication in april 2002. Firsttime novelist lori lansens a white screenwriter living in toronto does so passionately with rush home road. Rush home road by lori lansens overdrive rakuten overdrive. A novel hardcover may 1, 2002 by lori lansens author. The book is set in the detroitwindsorchatham corrider of southern ontario as are most of ms. Lansens was a successful screenwriter, whose credits included the films south of wawa, wolf girl and marine life, before publishing her first novel rush home road in 2002. Lori lansens is the bestselling author of of three critically acclaimed novels rush home road, the girls, and, the wifes tale. Feb 24, 2009 lori lansens was a successful screenwriter before writing her first novel, rush home road, which was translated into twelve languages and published in fifteen countries. Sharla cody is only five, but has already lived a troubled life. The novel was a shortlisted finalist for the rogers writers trust fiction prize.
This one is harrowing at times but the underlying feel good is always there. I did enjoy it and both my daughters in their 20s read it and enjoyed it. Living with her family in southern california now, she could not resist the pull of her fictitious baldoon county when she set out to write the wifes tale. Lori lansens, quote from rush home road remy didnt suggest an ounce of discourtesy, but only had a different way of talking. Rush home road by lori lansens rush home road is another first novel book. Lori lansens was born and raised in chatham, ontario, a small canadian town with a remarkable history as a terminus on the underground railroad, which became the setting for her first three bestselling novels. The mother gave addy some of sharlas clothes and left the area never to return. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 387 pages and is available in hardcover format. Books by lori lansens authors like lori lansens what.
From the outside, hers has been a lonely, sad life. Both of addys children had died, one at birth and the other a six years of age. From lori lansens, author of the national bestsellers rush home road, the girls and the wifes tale comes a gripping tale of adventure, sacrifice and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of a legendary mountain. Books by lori lansens writers similar to lori lansens.
As with the girls, i found rush home road very readable. Rose and ruby darlen are 29, and the worlds oldest surviving craniopagus twins. Discover other books like this, author exclusives, and more. The book contains reversals of fortune, vivid characters and a rich vein of canadian history rarely mined in contemporary fiction. Rush home road by lori lansens book cover, description, publication history. Lori lansens has written several films and is the author of the novel rush home road. Buy a cheap copy of rush home road book by lori lansens. This book is equally amazing, rich characterization and beautifully narrated. Lori lansens was born and raised in chatham, ontario, a small canadian town with a remarkable history as a terminus on the underground railroad, which became. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading rush home road. She lived in toronto for 22 years and recently moved to california. Pdf rush home road book by lori lansens free download. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
I think, in the end, i found it a little episodic, and it isnt such a powerful book as the girls. Sharla is a five year old who has had a tough go of. The story keeps you interested and all the while you get to know and visualise where they are and what they are themselves seeing and feeling. It certainly kept my attention i was never bored but at the same time, the writing had a gentle consistent flow to how the story was being told. A plotdriven first from canadian lansens strains to affirm love and redemption as an. Lori lansens was a successful screenwriter before she burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with her first novel rush home road.
Rush home road by lori lansens penguin random house canada. Sharla cody is only five, but has already lived a troubled life only to find herself dumped on an elderly neighbors doorstep when her mother takes off for the. So immediately and passionately was her novel embraced that. Khaled hosseini jodi picoult wally lamb jeffrey eugenides sue monk kidd sara gruen amy tan barbara kingsolver anita shreve lionel shriver. Lori lansens was born and raised in chatham, ontario, a small canadian town with a remarkable history and a collection of eccentric characters. Apr 03, 2008 buy rush home road by lansens, lori isbn.
A novel by lori lansens in epub, fb2, rtf download ebook. The story explores the lives of those canadian blacks whose ancestors fled north during the american revolution or by way of the underground railroad. Lansens rush home road, 2002 overcomes the inherent ick factor in this surprisingly moving story of conjoined twins in a small canadian community. Lori lansens became one of canadas most sought after writers more than a year before her internationally heralded first book, rush home road, would see publication in april 2002.
So immediately and passionately was her novel embraced that it was already frontpage arts news back in april 2001. The main characters of this fiction, historical story are. Lori lansens was a successful screenwriter before she burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with her first novel, rush home road. Rush home road by lori lansens, 9780676974515, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The first edition of the novel was published in january 1st 2002, and was written by lori lansens. Lori lansens was a successful screenwriter before she wrote her first novel rush home road, which has been translated into eight languages and published in eleven countries. Click to read more about rush home road by lori lansens. Jan 01, 2002 my friend rachelle, who is a voracious reader and buyer of books, lent me this gem. Rush home road by lori lansens an older woman saw a neighbor girl that was abandoned by her mother.
Jan 21, 2003 in rush home road, lori lansens creates a teeming, forgotten world linked to our own by one womans life, laid down across the twentieth century like a fragile railroad track. A plotdriven first from canadian lansens strains to affirm love and redemption as an ailing slavedescendant becomes guardian of a mixedrace child. Gives me great hope for wonderful reading in my retirement. The book jacket says that this is lori lansens first novel. My friend rachelle, who is a voracious reader and buyer of books, lent me this gem. Its something chesterd learned, how a persons words did not always disclose the intention of his heart. Lori lansens is a screenwriter by trade, and her cinematic sensibilities show from the very beginning of rush home road. Born and raised in chatham, ontario, lori lansens now makes her home in california. Rush home road paperback may 1, 2003 by lori lansens author.
Rush home road is the story of a five year old little girl, sharla cody, who is dumped off at addie shadds small trailer in chatham. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Lori lansens was a successful screenwriter before writing her first novel, rush home road. In rush home road, lori lansens creates a teeming, forgotten world linked to our own by one womans life, laid down across the twentieth century like a fragile railroad track. Journeying through the pages with addy and sharla was wonderful. Ruby and rose darlen are joined side by side at the head.
The story is vivid and fast paced and my empathy stayed with the main character. On his 18th birthday, wolf truly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over palm springs, intending to jump to his death. Rush home road i selected this book because ruby dee is the narrator and i had listened to their eyes were watching god with utter amazement. Emerging, joined at the head, during a freak tornado and. Sharla cody is only five, but has already lived a troubled life only to. Addys lifeher marriage, her children, her journey to. Rush home road paperback lansens, lori jun 06, 2002. Rush home road paperback june 27 2008 by lori lansens author 4. Rose, who tells most of the story, was born with a normal body but with her face pulled out of shape. Listen to rush home road audiobook by lori lansens. She wrote her first novel, rush home road, while pregnant with her first son finishing just a week before he was born, and her second novel, while nursing a second child. Lansens saga opens in a trailer park near chatham, in southwestern ontario, where we first meet addy shadd, an ailing, elderly black woman. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
Her followup novel the girls was an international success as well. See all books authored by lori lansens, including the mountain story, and rush home road, and more on. Lori lansens books list of books by author lori lansens. Though addy has led a hard life, her beautiful, gentle spirit, her wise and loving way with sharla, and an ultimate message of hope redeem the book from. Lansens books and tells the story of sharla cody and mumaddy. Her books have been sold around the world and translated into many languages. Heartbreaking and wise, rush home road tells the life story of adelaide shadd, who finds. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Free download or read online rush home road pdf epub book. Lori lansens was born and raised in chatham, ontario she has written several films including south of wawa, marine life and wolf girl.
Jun 27, 2008 rush home road paperback june 27 2008 by lori lansens author 4. The story explores the lives of those canadian blacks whose ancestors fled north during the american revolution or. Lori lansens audio books, best sellers, author bio. The style of this authors writing is very compatible to my preferred reading style. Lori lansens this brilliant new novel by the bestselling author of the girls and the mountain story is an urgent bulletin from an alltoobelievable near future in which the religious right has come out on top. I am so amazed at the number of really good first authors out there. Knopf canada was the first publisher to buy this extraordinary debut novel, but just before. See all 14 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Id certainly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more books by the same author. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws.113 1163 1018 1450 1358 1189 846 953 1393 771 98 135 1539 1282 135 313 1243 1299 299 51 296 1232 177 1323 849 573 1150 904