Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday

Author: Britta Stromeyer Esmail

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982203684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

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Follow Raina and her beloved stuffie, Lola, on their profound journey from birthday jitters to cake-filled happiness. Celebrate the courage of one little girl's conviction to decide for herself when to speak up. This relevant and important book shouts YES to sharing one's truth. Brava to author Britta Stromeyer Esmail for empowering and elevating girls and their grown-ups. —Andrea Alban, author of The Happiness Tree and Anya's War Beautifully illustrated and eloquently written, Raina's (Un) Happy Birthday shows that girls, whatever age they may be, have the power to choose how they show and receive love. This is a powerful message for girls and boys and everyone who cares for them. —Loung Ung, author of Lucky Child and Lulu in the Sky A magical story. With extraordinary insight, tenderness, and love, Britta Stromeyer Esmail delivers a timely and empowering message—the importance of voice—to our children and youth. It takes courage for a little one to speak out and stand up to pressure. Raina's (Un) Happy Birthday provides an example of how to do just that without hurting the feelings of those you love. It's a lesson that all of us—young and old—can benefit from. I can't wait to share this beautifully told and illustrated story with my granddaughters! —April Christofferson, best-selling author of Buffalo Medicine
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Raina Sun Mystery Boxed Set Vol 2 (Books 4 -6)

A Chinese Cozy Mystery

Author: Anne R. Tan

Publisher: Rusty Chicken Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 680

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This set includes books 4-6 of the Raina Sun Mystery Series. For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, a dash of humor, and Chinese-American culture. Balmy Darlings and Deaths Raina Sun is cashing in a gift certificate for a free hairstyle from the town’s premier beauty salon and day spa. Life is on the up-and-up—until she finds an attacker holding her best friend in a headlock outside the treatment rooms. When the attacker ends up six feet under, her best friend becomes the prime suspect. Raina summons her sleuthing skills to jump full-tilt into this murder investigation to clear her best friend’s name. With her stink-bomb-toting grandma and the geriatric posse, she soon discovers death is easy, and it’s the living that kills to protect the dead. Sunny Mates and Murders Raina Sun thought being a fake fiancée to an acquaintance would get her closer to her deceased grandfather's journal. But instead, she winds up cloistered in an elegant country estate, surrounded by members of the Nine Dragons Triad, a multi-generational criminal organization. When the dead body of a rival lands in her lap, Raina must prove her fake fiancé's innocence. Amid the hostile triad members, could she find the conniving killer before she becomes the next victim? And will the secret in the journal come to light? Murky Passions and Scandals After Raina Sun witnesses a kidnapping, the victim shows up unharmed and claims nothing happened. The case grows even murkier when Raina's client, the husband of the supposed victim, is found dead at the old pumpkin patch, the site for a contentious new mall development. Raina's new boss seems more worried about collecting their fee than seeking justice for the deceased. Can Raina see her way clear to the end, or will a storm come crashing down when the murderer realizes she's hot on the trail? Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, book, books, ebook, novel, college, funny, humorous mystery, funny mystery, box set
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Balmy Darlings and Deaths

A Raina Sun Mystery

Author: Anne R. Tan

Publisher: Rusty Chicken Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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Balmy weather in store… with a chance of death. Raina Sun is cashing in a gift certificate for a free hairstyle from the town’s premier beauty salon and day spa. No more walking dandelion head, thank you very much. Life is on the up-and-up—until she finds an attacker holding her best friend in a headlock outside the treatment rooms. She never thought she would spend her birthday pinned against a rice paper screen, gagging on a mouthful of seaweed, with the attacker plucking at her best friend’s weave like a farmwife de-feathering a chicken. The storm is far from over. When the attacker ends up six feet under, her best friend becomes the prime suspect. Raina summons her sleuthing skills to jump full-tilt into this murder investigation to clear her best friend’s name. With her stink-bomb-toting grandma and the geriatric posse, she soon discovers death is easy, and it’s the living that kills to protect the dead. Don't miss another fast-paced cozy mystery--get your copy of Balmy Darlings and Deaths today! For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, Chinese culture, and a dash of humor. Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, Chinese mystery
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Breezy Friends and Bodies

A Raina Sun Mystery

Author: Anne R. Tan

Publisher: Rusty Chicken Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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A chilly breeze...and another dead body. Raina Sun thought cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco to prepare for Chinese New Year would be a breeze. Instead, she finds her deceased grandfather’s secret journal and ends up French kissing the train tracks in a mugging incident. After putting the move on her grandma, her grandfather’s BFF took an elevator ride straight to the Heavenly Gates. And the second time Raina ends up flat on her back without a man in sight, she suspects the Year of the Monkey would leave her skulking in cold damp places where family secrets are better off dying with the dead. Join Raina for Chinese New Year--get your copy of Breezy Friends and Bodies today! For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor. Keywords: For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor. Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, Christmas mystery, holiday, Xmas, holiday mystery, Chinese-American literature, Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, San Francisco mystery, Chinatown mystery
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Gusty Lovers and Cadavers

A Raina Sun Mystery

Author: Anne R. Tan

Publisher: Rusty Chicken Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 9371

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Gusty winds...and a trail of destruction. Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy of the season and an abandoned baby, the holiday is a season for mayhem, and sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a Good Samaritan. Raina wants to reunite the infant with his family, but calling the mysterious phone number in the diaper bag leads to more questions than answers. A strange man claims to be the child’s father, and his alleged mother turns up dead. The local police are more interested in keeping the town’s good name out of international news than considering if there’s foul play. And to make matters worse, she has less than a week to find his real parents before the FBI takes over the case. Raina summons her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and soon discovers everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. With her pimp-cane-toting grandma, she faces an ex-boyfriend bringing sexy back as well as a murderer determined to hide the truth. Don't miss out on Raina's new adventure--get your copy today! For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor. Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, Christmas mystery, holiday, Xmas, holiday mystery, Chinese-American literature, Chinese culture
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Healing Rain

Author: Karen-Anne Stewart

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481770470

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father. In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow. Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.
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Literature of Developing Nations for Students

Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literature of Developing Nations

Author: Elizabeth Bellalouna,Michael L. LaBlanc,Ira Mark Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787649296

Category: Developing countries

Page: 580

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that examine twenty-six works of literature from developing nations, each with an introduction to the work and its author, a plot summary, descriptions of important characters, analysis of important themes, a critical overview, and other information.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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