[E-Book] ☆ The Rules of Engagement | by ✓ Catherine Bush

The Rules of Engagement By Catherine Bush,

  • Title: The Rules of Engagement
  • Author: Catherine Bush
  • ISBN: 9780374528706
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • A gripping novel of love and war, risk and responsibility Arcadia Hearne is a war researcher, specializing in military intervention But her immersion in contemporary war is offset by her refusal to put herself at risk, and by her insistence on keeping her past at bay Ten years earlier, in the mid 1980s, Arcadia had fled Toronto for London after two university students rA gripping novel of love and war, risk and responsibility Arcadia Hearne is a war researcher, specializing in military intervention But her immersion in contemporary war is offset by her refusal to put herself at risk, and by her insistence on keeping her past at bay Ten years earlier, in the mid 1980s, Arcadia had fled Toronto for London after two university students rivals for her love fought a pistol duel over her Now, through the interventions of her sister, Lux, and her increasingly complicated relationship with a new lover, Amir, who has secrets of his own, Arcadia is forced to confront what really happened on the day of the duel Moving from the verdant ravines of Toronto to the secret canals of a gritty, vibrant London, The Rules of Engagement has an extraordinary sense of time and place A powerful exploration of the nature of love, the novel provocatively explores the crossing of emotional, ethical, and literal borders.
    The Rules of Engagement A gripping novel of love and war risk and responsibility Arcadia Hearne is a war researcher specializing in military intervention But her immersion in contemporary war is offset by her refusal to pu

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    1. In its simplest form, Arcadia Hearne has run away from home and past events and relationships and settled in London where she works for the Center for the Contemporary War Studies, studying war and intervention Catherine Bush spins this story in such a manner that it s very difficult to put the book down She interweaves present events with Arcadia s past in Toronto, slowly winding these two stories together to provide a clear picture of Arcadia and the reasons for her running off to London While [...]

    2. This book has a strong female lead and is exceptionally well written I had a few problems with how it develops, but overall it s a solid read The main character, Arcadia Hearne, is a war researcher, specializing in military intervention But her immersion in contemporary war is offset by her refusal to put herself at risk, and by her insistence on keeping her past at bay However, she plunges into the past, and this is where I had some issues We seem to leave a perfectly interesting present behind [...]

    3. A complex, well paced and thoughtful book about conflict on a personal romantic level as well as tribal and national levels It touches on global hot spots, but applies the same analysis and reason to agents of intervention and humanitarian aid for personal relationships In either case, we re forced to make choices about getting involved, which carries risk, or observing, which has its own price Bush s writing is spot on the novel moves from now to then clearly, and the characters are nuanced I f [...]

    4. Found it an interesting read but it did not grab me Some interesting thoughts on war conflict and what motivates people to act.

    5. The premise of the book seemed weak to me I felt the reason for fleeing her family did not justify the length and breadth of distance.

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