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Sunshine nails : a novel / Mai Nguyen.


Vietnamese refugees Debbie and Phil Tran have made a good life for themselves in Toronto, but their landlord has just jacked up the rent of their family-run nail salon, Sunshine Nails, and it's way more than they can afford. When Take Ten, a glamorous chain offering a more luxurious salon experience, moves into the neighborhood, the Tran family is terrified of losing their business--and the community they've built around them. But daughter Jessica comes to their rescue. She's just moved back home after a messy breakup and an even messier firing. Together with her workaholic brother, Dustin, and recently immigrated cousin, Thuy, they devise some good old-fashioned sabotage. But as the line between right and wrong gets blurred, relationships are put to the test, and Debbie and Phil must choose: Do they keep their family intact or fight for their salon? Full of memorable manicures and even more memorable characters, Sunshine Nails is a humorous and heartfelt novel about family, resilience, and what it means to start over.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668011256 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 297 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2023.
Subject: Refugees > Vietnam > Fiction.
Refugees > Canada > Fiction.
Vietnamese > Canada > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Manicuring > Fiction.
Beauty shops > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Toronto (Ont.) > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Topic Heading: Canada Reads 2024 longlist

Available copies

  • 11 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 1 current hold with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Nguy (Text) 33294002165793 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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