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Books with title The Rain Train

  • The Rainbow Trail

    Zane Grey

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, )
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  • The Last Train

    Michael Pronko

    Paperback (Raked Gravel Press, May 5, 2017)
    THE LAST TRAIN is the gripping new Tokyo-based mystery from multi-award-winning author Michael Pronko Detective Hiroshi Shimizu investigates white collar crime in Tokyo. He’s lost his girlfriend and still dreams of his time studying in America, but with a stable job, his own office and a half-empty apartment, he’s settled in. When an American businessman turns up dead, his mentor Takamatsu calls him out to the site of a grisly murder. A glimpse from a security camera video suggests the killer was a woman, but in Japan, that seems unlikely. Hiroshi quickly learns how close homicide and suicide can appear in a city full of high-speed trains just a step—or a push—away. Takamatsu drags Hiroshi out to the hostess clubs and skyscraper offices of Tokyo in search of the killer. She’s trying to escape Japan for a new life by playing a high-stakes game of insider information. To find her, Hiroshi goes deeper and deeper into Tokyo’s intricate, ominous market for the most expensive real estate in the world. When Takamatsu inexplicably disappears, Hiroshi teams up with ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi. They scour Tokyo’s sacred temples, corporate offices and industrial wastelands to find out where Takamatsu went, and why one woman would be driven to murder when she seems to have it all. In a megalopolis of 40 million people, finding one woman is nearly impossible. If he can’t find her, more businessmen will die, she’ll flee the country and the male-dominated, cutthroat world of buying and selling property will never change. After years in America and lost in neat, clean spreadsheets, Hiroshi confronts the stark realities of the biggest city in the world, where inside information can travel in a flash from the top investment firms to the bottom of the working world, where street-level punks and teenage hostesses sell their souls for a small cut of high-profit land deals. Hiroshi’s determined to cut through Japan’s ambiguities—and dangers—to find the murdering ex-hostess before she extracts her final revenge—which just might be him. PRAISE FOR PRONKO’S THREE AWARD-WINNING ESSAY COLLECTIONS “An elegantly written, precisely observed portrait of a Japanese city and its culture.” Kirkus Reviews “A rare glimpse of the structure and nature of Tokyo’s underlying psyche.” Midwest Book Review “An insightful author capable of seeing a deeper beauty in everything he writes.” SPR Review “An insider’s view of what life is really like in this pulsing, densely populated Asian metropolis.” Luxury Reading “A memoir to be savored like a fine red wine, crafted with supreme care by a man who clearly has fallen in love with his adopted city.” Publishers Daily Reviews “A terrific series of essays that captures the essence and allure of Tokyo with a lot of heart infused in the work.” Feathered Quill “Pronko’s essays are engaging for how they capture the atmosphere and culture of the city.” Independent Publisher “His book sparkles and succeeds as a love letter of sorts to Tokyo. The author’s writing is a joy to read, with wonderful phrasing and vivid descriptions.” OnlineBookClub “These pieces feel flowing and natural, perhaps because many arose simply from walking around, people-watching.” Bookbag “Each of his essays brought me closer and closer to an appreciation of the complex and complicated place Tokyo is, and the lifestyles of those who call it home.” Reader’s Favorite
  • On the Train

    Bee Johnson (author) Carron Brown (author)

    Paperback (Ivy Kids, )
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  • Good Rain, The

    Timothy Egan, Grover Gardner

    MP3 CD (Brilliance Audio, Feb. 2, 2017)
    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.
  • Troy the Train

    Linda Henderson

    Paperback (Independently published, Jan. 6, 2020)
    Troy was a happy train- until one day a new train, named "Golden Eagle", showed up at his train station. This train was bound to get more attention than Troy, because it was so fast and shiny. Your child ( ages 4-8) will learn how the two trains become friends. They will see that serving others is the way to happiness. And finally, how they can become friends with Jesus, God's Son, and be destined for Heaven!
  • The Train

    David McPhail

    Library Binding (Little Brown & Co, Feb. 1, 1977)
    During the night while everyone is asleep, a young boy takes a ride on his toy train.
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  • The Runaway Train

    Benedict Blathwayt

    Paperback (Red Fox, May 1, 1997)
    A picture book with detailed, bird's-eye-view illustrations and a simple, repetitive, and rhythmic text. When the little red train sets off, Duffy Driver has a hectic day ahead—trying to catch up with the train, with the help of a lorry, a motor boat, a tractor, and a helicopter.
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  • Stop the Train!

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, June 1, 2003)
    "There will be no Florence Station on the Red Rock Railroad Line. . . . From here on out the trains won't be stopping at Florence. Ever." In 1893 Oklahoma's northwest is opened up to settlers by government decree, and Cissy Sissney and her family rush to join the tens of thousands of land runners intent on staking a new claim to their future. The Sissneys and two dozen other folk are the first settlers to arrive at the map-born town of Florence -- nothing but a double plot of sun-baked land, an empty space waiting to be filled. Night has scarcely fallen when the trouble begins. A slick, oily-haired man drifts from campfire to campfire, offering -- on behalf of the Red Rock Railroad Company -- to buy out claims for $50 dollars apiece. Several weeks later, after all settlers but one refuse to sell, the president of the railroad lowers the boom. There'll be no more trains stopping at Florence. And without the railroad the town can't survive. So it's up to Cissy and her friends, family, and neighbors to come up with ways -- fair or foul -- to stop the train before they are all forced to abandon their homes forever. From the incredibly versatile Carnegie medalist Geraldine McCaughrean comes a rollicking, beguiling tale of clever shenanigans and heartwarming faith in the promise of a new land.
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  • The Train

    Diane Hoh

    Paperback (Point, Sept. 1, 1992)
    On a cross-country tour with her friends, Hannah learns that on the train with them is the coffin of Frog, a boy from their high school whom they ridiculed and taunted and who died a sudden and horrible death. Original.
  • Stop the Train!

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 18, 2005)
    Cissy Sissney and her family are staking their claim. Along with a handful of other entrepreneurs, they've stepped off the train into the brand-new town of Florence, Oklahoma, and started building a future.But the president of the railroad says no more trains will stop in Florence -- ever. Without the railroad, the town can't survive. So it's up to Cissy, her family, friends, and neighbors to stop the train any way they can.
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  • The Rain

    Jaden Evans

    eBook (J.M. Perelle, LLC, March 24, 2014)
    Written and illustrated by 3rd grader Jaden Evans, The Rain is about a bug named Rudy, who goes on an adventure to help others.
  • I Am the Rain

    John Paterson

    Hardcover (Dawn Publications, March 1, 2018)
    Water is always changing from rain to rivers, fog to thunderheads and snowflakes to ocean waves. John Paterson's lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons.
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