Review: Anchorage Daily News

“Dark but somehow still quite funny […] As it entertains, it also explores human nature and something about what draws people to Alaska.”

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Review: New Zealand Listener

[A] chimerical yet solemn debut […] this novels beautifully written and there is a strange authenticity to Mira’s dilemma: a young woman clinging to the lustful fantasies of youth, still searching for the true meaning of sleaze.

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Review: Radio New Zealand

Martene McCaffrey of Unity Books Auckland reviews The Seaplane on Final Approach 

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The Week: Best novels of 2022

Reviews of the top fiction titles released so far this year—including The Seaplane on Final Approach

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Review: The Times Literary Supplement

The Seaplane on Final Approach is a jaunty, perfectly paced and exceptionally well-written coming-of-age story. It is slyly funny, with just the right touch of darkness to take the edge off.

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Review: The Irish Times

“Rukeyser’s assured, elegant prose brings colour and outline to the great outdoors … Her debut novel is part adventure story, party coming of age tale, about a woman on the cusp of adulthood, fully of inchoate longing. If moving a character to a foreign world in order to bring about a transformation is a time-word staple of fiction writers, Rukeyser takes that old trick and flies her reader off to a brave new world.”

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