The Good Rain

The Good Rain
Author: Timothy Egan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307794710
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain
Author: Timothy Egan
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780679734857
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retraces the 1853 journey of Theodore Winthrop through Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, offering a narrative of a land caught between conservations and development and its people

The Good Rain

The Good Rain
Author: Timothy Egan
Pages: 254
ISBN: UOM:39015017943070
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retraces the 1853 journey of Theodore Winthrop through Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, offering a narrative of a land caught between conservationists and development and its people

Rain Boy

Rain Boy
Author: Dylan Glynn
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781452173085
Available:
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Chronicle Books LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartfelt picture book about differences, acceptance, and loving yourself for who you are. Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet—which means he's not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what's special about Rain Boy. But when she invites him to her birthday party, disaster strikes, and Rain Boy storms. Now the world is nothing but rain. Will the other kids ever love Rain Boy for being himself? And. more importantly, can Rain Boy learn to love his rain? Debut author and illustrator Dylan Glynn's colorful and evocative illustrations color this book with all the emotions of the rainbow in this universal story of reaching out to those who look different from you, making new friends, and learning to love yourself. • Important lessons on acceptance, bullying, self-reliance and empathy told in a beautifully illustrated, accessible story • A great read-aloud book for families of children struggling to fit in and find their self-confidence • Perfect book for educators, caregivers, and librarians to help with lessons on bullying, kindness, LGBQT themes, and friendship Fans of One, The Big Umbrella, and Be Kind will find Rain Boy's striking artwork and positive message an important addition to their bookshelf. • Read-aloud books for kids age 3–5 • #ownvoices • Kindness books for kids Dylan Glynn studied animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and La Poudrière in Valence, France. Dylan's work has been recognized by and exhibited in Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Somerset House, and the Canadian Screen Awards. He is based in Toronto.

Mushroom in the Rain

Mushroom in the Rain
Author: Mirra Ginsburg
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0833560646
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Release: 1999-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Fifty Words for Rain

Fifty Words for Rain
Author: Asha Lemmie
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781524746377
Available:
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller! From debut author Asha Lemmie, “a lovely, heartrending story about love and loss, prejudice and pain, and the sometimes dangerous, always durable ties that link a family together.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Nightingale Kyoto, Japan, 1948. “Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.” Such is eight-year-old Noriko “Nori” Kamiza’s first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight her confinement to the attic of her grandparents’ imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her skin. The child of a married Japanese aristocrat and her African American GI lover, Nori is an outsider from birth. Her grandparents take her in, only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. Obedient to a fault, Nori accepts her solitary life, despite her natural intellect and curiosity. But when chance brings her older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, Nori finds in him an unlikely ally with whom she forms a powerful bond—a bond their formidable grandparents cannot allow and that will irrevocably change the lives they were always meant to lead. Because now that Nori has glimpsed a world in which perhaps there is a place for her after all, she is ready to fight to be a part of it—a battle that just might cost her everything. Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to be free.

Rain

Rain
Author: Linda Ashman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780547733920
Available:
Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles—“Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!”—while the old man curses the “dang puddles.” Can the boy’s natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?

Rain Reign

Rain Reign
Author: Ann M. Martin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250064233
Available:
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different – not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search. Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose's point of view.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain
Author: Timothy Egan
Pages: 254
ISBN: LCCN:89043288
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Gift of Rain

The Gift of Rain
Author: Tan Twan Eng
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781602860599
Available:
Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell. The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton-the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families-feels alienated from both the Chinese and British communities. He at last discovers a sense of belonging in his unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip proudly shows his new friend around his adored island, and in return Endo teaches him about Japanese language and culture and trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. When the Japanese savagely invade Malaya, Philip realizes that his mentor and sensei-to whom he owes absolute loyalty-is a Japanese spy. Young Philip has been an unwitting traitor, and must now work in secret to save as many lives as possible, even as his own family is brought to its knees.

H2O

H2O
Author: Virginia Bergin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492606550
Available:
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

.27 is a number Ruby hates. It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It's a number that means she's one of the "lucky" few still standing. And it's a number that says her father is probably dead. Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning, "It's in the rain. It's fatal and there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.

The Crystalline Rain

The Crystalline Rain
Author: E. H. Mondich
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1591299012
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Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Captain David Jenkins, an agnostic professor of physics at the USAF Academy, was entrusted to conduct holographic research on the alleged burial cloth of Jesus Christ, as part of the Shroud of Turin Research Project in the late 1970's. But something went terribly wrong, and Jenkins was forced to resign, by his commanding officer, Colonel Corey J. Simpson. David Jenkins, now a professor at Rice University, uses the holograms taken of the Shroud and perfects microscopic computer memory. Simpson, the CEO of Simpson Biotech International, is shaken by the discovery, the key to his company's survival. Simpson stops at nothing and devises a blasphemous scheme to obtain the holograms. Betrayed by the God he once believed and the commander he once trusted, Jenkins is forced to question his beliefs as he gambles to expose Simpson's scheme and uncover the truth -- the truth which can only be found in The Crystalline Rain.

The Rain Came Down

The Rain Came Down
Author: David Shannon
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781338113211
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour in this engaging story.

Rain School

Rain School
Author: James Rumford
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0547505000
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Release: 2010-10-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shows how important learning is in a country where only a few children are able to go to school.

Hello Rain

Hello  Rain
Author: Kyo Maclear
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781452143415
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Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Chronicle Books LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A glorious celebration of all the reasons to love the rain! Internationally acclaimed writer Kyo Maclear has partnered with printmaker Chris Turnham to create a colorful and lively celebration of rain. Flowers bloom in the garden. Umbrellas bloom on the streets. There are puddles for jumping and, later, a cozy home for hot chocolate and books. There's so much to love about the rain! • CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Kyo Maclear is an essayist and novelist who has written more than a dozen books for children. • GORGEOUS ART: Chris Turnham's print-making expertise—especially his masterful use of color and texture—spills over into the stunning images throughout this book. • TALENTED DUO: Publisher's Weekly said Kyo and Chris's debut book The Wish Tree "hums with understated everyday magic," while School Library Connection said it was a "warm and magical tale of friendship and the intrinsic beauty of nature." • CELEBRATES NATURE: Whether you love rain or sun, whether you are out-and-about or stuck inside, this book is a great reminder of the natural beauty all around us. • PERFECT FOR HOME OR SCHOOL: This book is an ideal fit for a cozy family read at home or school story time reading tied to curriculum about the weather or the seasons. • A BOOK TO COME BACK TO: Children will return to this book again and again to discover new details. Perfect for: • Parents, caregivers, and grandparents • Teachers and librarians • Nature-lovers • Those who love the rain or anyone living in rainy regions!

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0062021494
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Release: 2016-05-15
Editor: Harper
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he's gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.

Shouting at the Rain

Shouting at the Rain
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698196940
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have. Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
Author: George Saunders
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781984856043
Available:
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today. “One of the most accurate and beautiful depictions of what it is like to be inside the mind of a writer that I’ve ever read.”—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. In his introduction, Saunders writes, “We’re going to enter seven fastidiously constructed scale models of the world, made for a specific purpose that our time maybe doesn’t fully endorse but that these writers accepted implicitly as the aim of art—namely, to ask the big questions, questions like, How are we supposed to be living down here? What were we put here to accomplish? What should we value? What is truth, anyway, and how might we recognize it?” He approaches the stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. The process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is a technical craft, but also a way of training oneself to see the world with new openness and curiosity. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is a deep exploration not just of how great writing works but of how the mind itself works while reading, and of how the reading and writing of stories make genuine connection possible.

Breaking Blue

Breaking Blue
Author: Timothy Egan
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9780307800404
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Release: 2011-11-16
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“No one who enjoys mystery can fail to savor this study of a classic case of detection.” —TONY HILLERMAN On the night of September 14, 1935, George Conniff, a town marshal in Pend Oreille County in the state of Washington, was shot to death. A lawman had been killed, yet there seemed to be no uproar, no major investigation. No suspect was brought to trial. More than fifty years later, the sheriff of Pend Oreille County, Tony Bamonte, in pursuit of both justice and a master’s degree in history, dug into the files of the Conniff case—by then the oldest open murder case in the United States. Gradually, what started out as an intellectual exercise became an obsession, as Bamonte asked questions that unfolded layer upon layer of unsavory detail. In Timothy Egan’s vivid account, which reads like a thriller, we follow Bamonte as his investigation plunges him back in time to the Depression era of rampant black-market crime and police corruption. We see how the suppressed reports he uncovers and the ambiguous answers his questions evoke lead him to the murder weapon—missing for half a century—and then to the man, an ex-cop, he is convinced was the murderer. Bamonte himself—a logger’s son and a Vietnam veteran—had joined the Spokane police force in the late 1960s, a time when increasingly enlightened and educated police departments across the country were shaking off the “dirty cop” stigma. But as he got closer to actually solving the crime, questioning elderly retired members of the force, he found himself more and more isolated, shut out by tight-lipped hostility, and made dramatically aware of the fraternal sin he had committed—breaking the blue code. Breaking Blue is a gripping story of cop against cop. But it also describes a collision between two generations of lawmen and two very different moments in our nation’s history.

The Rain Watcher

The Rain Watcher
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250200020
Available:
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and resolutions. "An absorbing tale of family secrets from the author of Sarah's Key." - People magazine "Hypnotic, passionate, ominous and tender—unforgettable.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the United States. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now the Malegarde family is gathering for Paul, Linden’s father’s 70th birthday. Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding their breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony. Paul, the quiet patriarch, an internationally-renowned arborist obsessed with his trees and little else, has always had an uneasy relationship with his son. Lauren, his American wife, is determined that the weekend celebration will be a success. Tilia, Linden’s blunt older sister, projects an air of false fulfillment. And Linden himself, the youngest, uncomfortable in his own skin, never quite at home no matter where he lives—an American in France and a Frenchman in the U.S.—still fears that, despite his hard-won success as a celebrated photographer, he will always be a disappointment to his parents. Their hidden fears and secrets slowly unravel as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster, and the Seine bursts its banks and floods the city. All members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances. In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, de Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.