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Chihuahua Karma Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 418 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publication Date: December 16, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006NCFJOQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,723 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Debby Rice is a writer who lives in Chicago. She has spent time in Mexico City, San Miguel Allende, New Orleans and San Francisco, and her experiences in those cities color her work.

Debby is also a fundraising professional who, for over 20 years, has successfully helped non-profits promote their missions and increase revenue. She has written direct mail, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, grant proposals and scientific articles for educational, health care and social service organizations. Her award-winning communications have helped to generate millions of dollars in support of philanthropic programs.


Chihuahua Karma is Debby's first novel. The story was inspired by a very tiny dog that lives at her neighborhood dry cleaners. Debby engages her readers in an irresistible universe that makes the impossible seem deliciously real.


If you enjoyed Chihuahua Karma Debby would love to hear from you. Feel free to post a message below or on Chihuahua Karma's Face Book page.

Debby's second novel Friending the Devil is a work a progress. She hopes it will be completed in 2013.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Daphne Slade on January 16, 2012
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Debby Rice proves herself a whiz of a writer in her first novel, the over-the-top and joy-to-read, Chihuahua Karma. I laughed until I cried. I really did! Tears were running down my face, I was laughing so hard. I can't remember enjoying a book so much (and I'm a reader and an ex-writer).

One of this writer's many gifts is the world she creates is so wacky and off-the-wall, but she gets you to go along for the whole wild ride. Her descriptive powers are immense, and the entire narrative flows so seamlessly that I read it in one sitting. The mordant wit, the pithy one-liners, the comic hyperbole are all so fresh and entertaining. The language is rich as can be with no bad aftertaste.

What's also remarkable about the humor in this book is none of it seems forced. There's no stretch in that regard, no cuteness for its own sake. And does the humor ever have a bite. Watch out. She's a satirist of the highest quality.

I see that this book is identified as chic-lit. Though I have nothing against chit-lit, my tastes tend toward the literary (as I was a "writer's writer" myself), so I hope such categorization doesn't minimize this book's wide appeal. If I had to categorize this work of art, I'd place it in literary fiction to vie with the best of contemporary writers. Or... maybe it's breaking new ground in a category all its own such as urban magical realism or a new type of fantasy?... Decide for yourself, but I believe Chihuahua Karma will and should garner a wide readership.

I'm not going to dig into the particulars of this novella in this review -- no spoilers here, wink - but, hopefully, I've enticed you to read it yourself. That's how convinced I am in its attributes.

I would read anything this writer writes. Pure gold!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Wojcik on January 20, 2012
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Wordsmith extraordinaire, Rice wastes no time captivating the reader with the story's colorful characters. Unmitigated egos, agendas, and dreams (mostly delusions) of grandeur and vengeance fantastically collide across dimensions and quirky Chicago cultures. Cherry, the main character who lives an unremarkable life and dies an untimely death, finds opportunity in her reincarnated canine cuteness to make right past sins of commission and omission (while still looking adorable and fabulous). Three cheers for "Chihuahua Karma!"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Yip on January 31, 2012
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This is a charming book. Reincarnation . . . and IN the body of a chihuahua . . . hmmm, THAT pulled me right in -- and with a page or two -- well, I was hooked! Chihuahua Karma is genuinely witty with a fast pace in which the reader is treated to an unusual view of life in Chicago -- among the nouveau riche of the Gold Coast. The main characters are enjoying a life of high fashion and interior design on a big budget when reincarnation strikes -- setting off a whirlwind of complications. The shady characters and wacky types soon crowd into the plot and made me laugh out loud while a dog's life got worse than ever! The dialogue was just plain funny. Oh -- did I mention the seances and the ghosts?! Fun book. (Fans of Christopher Moore will appreciate this new writer.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bargain Huntress on January 21, 2012
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Chihuahua Karma is the proverbial "beach read." I wouldn't give you a nickel for most books in the genre, but Karma is fast, funny and really smart. Popular fiction often tends to insult the hell out of your intelligence but Karma assumes that -you- are fast and funny and smart. . . and that's a good thing.
Years ago I was an editorial assistant at Playboy Magazine and part of my job was to read unsolicited manuscripts. By necessity I became a very critical reader and the effects are still with me today. I read twenty or thirty pages and I say to myself, "Why am I reading this?" It's unusual for me to pick up a book and want to read it to the end. I read all of Karma in a couple of hours and it made me laugh. This really is a "fun read."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joan sines on April 22, 2013
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Pretty good. Funny.Just as title reads Karma, it gets you in the end. You get what you give sometimes. KARMA BABY!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Lach on January 7, 2013
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It was a fun story. If you are looking for a few hours of escape it should hold your attention. I'm pretty picky and won't hesitate to drop a book if the first twenty pages don't appeal to me. This one kept me entertained enough to read it through to the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 21, 2012
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Silly and a really far out premise. However, I did finish the book and it was fun. Go ahead - willingly suspend your disbelief.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. murphy on August 6, 2012
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it was a somewhat entertaining read.....some parts were a bit offensive,and quite a bit was inaccurate and silly,but overall,entertaining-and it was free,so worth every penny.
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