Book Review: Running the Rift
Last June, when I attended the annual BEA publishing conference at the Javits center, I picked up an advance copy of Naomi Benaron’s extraordinary new novel, Running the Rift. Even though the book was not yet available for purchase, I couldn’t wait; as soon as I put it down, I posted my glowing review on this blog.
Now that it’s actually on store shelves, I’d like to encourage you once again to run out and buy it. After you read this novel, you will not soon forget it. There have been times when I couldn’t tell you what I had for lunch the day before, but this story and its characters are still as fresh and present in my mind as they were when I first finished it six months ago.
Here is what I had to say about the book. And for those who might quibble with a blog rerun, allow me to quote one of my former employers. In the words of NBC when it was promoting repeats of its shows: “If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s new to you.”