The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781466872929
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends-and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Cocktail parties aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, the New York Times bestseller The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.

The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Alex Garland
Pages: 340
ISBN: UOM:39015054385425
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Release: 2001
Editor: Ebury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would happen if you took some of Britain's best writing talent, put them on a plane and flew them to one of the most extraordinary and inaccessible places on the planet?What would happen if you took Irvine Welsh from the streets of Edinburgh and showed him a remote, dangerous village in Africa?What would happen if you flew Alex Garland into one of the world's most hazardous war zones?And how would Tony Hawks react if you dragged him away from his tennis and asked him to write a song with a Sudanese tribesman?With Victoria Glendinning, Andrew O'Hagan, Giles Foden and WF Deedes, these writers have experienced for themselves one of the most beautiful and yet troubled lands in the world The Sudan.This remarkable collection of short stories and evocative travel writing is their response -as diverse and unpredictable as the country itself.

The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Sheila Roberts
Pages: 143
ISBN: STANFORD:36105130795482
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Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1250235588
Available:
Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Tote bag, suitcase, backpack or duffle, it’s time to pack for a summer of intrigue... Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends, and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it becomes clear that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Now Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. “Andrews blends romance, intrigue, and soap-opera-like twists in this entertaining novel about a gossipy beach town.” —Booklist

Television Cartoon Shows

Television Cartoon Shows
Author: Hal Erickson
Pages: 659
ISBN: UOM:39015034877715
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1949 the first made-for-television cartoon series debuted on a major network. Tele-Comics embraced the popular cliffhanger serial genre, using nonmoving comic strip panels and a handful of radio actors to produce a show at a fraction of the cost accrued by a live show. Despite the success of Tele-Comics and a few other such shows, television cartoons languished until 1954 when Walt Disney produced Disneyland. From such pioneers as Tele-Comics and Crusader Rabbit to modern fare such as X-Men and Beavis and Butthead, this is the first reference book to detail animated cartoons made exclusively for television from 1949 through 1993. Each entry includes the shows title, network, studios and full production information when available. An essay blending plot description, critical commentary, and background information is also provided for each cartoon. A discussion of the voice artist concludes the work.

The Weekender Effect

The Weekender Effect
Author: Robert William Sandford
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781926855165
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Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. As cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates, more and more people are looking for peaceful, weekend retreats in mountain or rural communities. More often than not, these retreats are found in and around resorts or places of natural beauty. As a result, what once were small towns are fast becoming mini cities, complete with expensive housing, fast food, traffic snarls and environmental damage, all with little or no thought for the importance of local history, local people and local culture. The Weekender Effect is a passionate plea for considered development in these bedroom communities and for the necessary preservation of local values, cultures and landscapes.

The Weekender London

The Weekender London
Author: Matt Porter
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9187815478
Available:
Release: 2019-09
Editor: Nhp Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An alternative photography book that guides you through new and interesting parts to London that the normal visitor may not experience.

The Locals

The Locals
Author: Jonathan Dee
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9780812993226
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Mark Firth is a home builder in Howland, Massachusetts, in the early 2000s who, after being swindled by a finanical advisor, feels opportunity passing him by. In the paranoid days after 9/11, a New York money manager, Philip Hadi, moves his family to Howland and hires Mark to turn his his house into a 'secure location.' When Howland's first selectman passes away suddenly, Hadi runs for office, and begins subtly transforming the town in his image. The collision of these two men and their very different worlds--rural vs. urban, middle class vs. wealthy --propels [this] novel"--

The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781448175246
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Release: 2012-11-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2001 a group of authors including Andrew O'Hagan, Tony Hawks and Irvine Welsh were given the opportunity to visit Sudan, one of the world's most inaccessible countries. The resulting book: The Weekenders - Travels in the Heart of Africa was an award-winning triumph, combining fiction and non-fiction into a compelling travel narrative that was both entertaining and illuminating. Now the Weekenders are back, joined by some new faces and taking on one of the world's most fascinating and contradictory cities - Calcutta. It is a trip like nothing you've ever seen or heard of before.

The High Tide Club

The High Tide Club
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781250126092
Available:
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations. When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found. Praise for The Weekenders: “This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder.” —Bustle “Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good... Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Andrews’ novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” —Booklist

Summer Rental

Summer Rental
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1429987057
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Release: 2011-06-07
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction... Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world...though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs? Mary Kay Andrews' novel is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them. Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011

Forbidden

Forbidden
Author: Kerry Fletcher
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1079394214
Available:
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What makes one person fall in love with someone who is forbidden to them because it goes against all work ethics? Would you risk all to be with the one you love? Would you forfeit love to save your career?

Twisted

Twisted
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0743491599
Available:
Release: 2004-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An anthology of short fiction includes "The Christmas Present," a holiday tale featuring Lincoln Rhyme, as well as "Gone Fishing," "Triangle," "The Kneeling Soldier," and "Without Jonathan."

Weekender

Weekender
Author: Toby Mitchel
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9187815249
Available:
Release: 2017-12-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A weekend venture, in this age of travel, can be one of our greatest commodities. To explore and personally experience new and previously unseen cities and landscapes of this world is becoming all the more possible - particularly as we learn how to make the most of our precious (but limited) time at the weekend...

Savannah Breeze

Savannah Breeze
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 464
ISBN: 006175353X
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A sheer delight and will have readers laughing out loud by the second page.” — Daytona Beach News-Journal “The perfect mix of comedy, action and romance makes this book nearly impossible to put down.” — Library Journal Mary Kay Andrews takes us back to Savannah, Georgia, in Savannah Breeze, the uproarious sequel to her blockbuster New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues. Breeze is the story of BeBe Loudermilk, a Southern belle who’d dearly like to get back at the handsome, two-faced con man who swindled out of everything she owns except for a broken-down 1950s-era motel on Tybee Island. Joining BeBe on a revenge-inspired road trip south to Fort Lauderdale is her junking friend Weezie, the heroine of Blues, and a car-full of lovable misfits. Readers with a taste for the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin—not to mention Rebecca Wells and Sweet Potato Queens queen Jill Conner Browne—will adore this delightful take on the New South and one woman’s discovery of what’s really important in life.

The Weekend

The Weekend
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780307456311
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Release: 2011
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reuniting in a secluded country home after decades apart, a group of old friends and lovers exchange clandestine judgments on their divergent paths and celebrate the pardon of one of their number, a convicted murderer and terrorist. By the author of the Oprah Book Club selection, The Reader.

The Dead Enders

The Dead Enders
Author: Erin Saldin
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781481490429
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Part coming-of-age story, mystery, and romance, this book has something for everyone.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Emotionally resonant…This thoughtful, atmospheric read will linger with readers.” —Publishers Weekly “A twisty psychological drama.” —Booklist For fans of One of Us Is Lying, this novel set during the summer in the small tourist town of Gold Fork features four teens all sharing one secret from their past—and one explosive truth that could change everything. In a place like Gold Fork, sometimes a secret is the only thing that’s really yours. Ana, Davis, Erik, and Georgie know that best. Bound together by a horrible tragedy from their pasts, they forged a friendship that has lasted through high school. In a town full of weekenders, they all know what it’s like to be dead enders, fated to stay trapped in a tourist destination for the rest of their lives. But with the appearance of long-lost family members and an arsonist setting the town ablaze, it’s time to confront the fact that what brought them together years ago might be what ultimately tears them apart. Because someone is keeping one last secret—a truth that could change everything.

Beach Town

Beach Town
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781466872912
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Release: 2015-05-19
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster when a film crew destroyed property on an avocado grove. And Greer ended up with the blame. Now Greer has been given one more chance—a shot at finding the perfect undiscovered beach town for a big budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town. There's one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino—which will be perfect for the film's climax—when the bad guys blow it up in an all-out assault on the townspeople. Greer slips into town and is ecstatic to find the last unspoilt patch of the Florida gulf coast. She takes a room at the only motel in town, and starts working her charm. However, she finds a formidable obstacle in the town mayor, Eben Thinadeaux. Eben is a born-again environmentalist who's seen huge damage done to the town by a huge paper company. The bay has only recently been re-born, a fishing industry has sprung up, and Eben has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. The only problem is that he finds Greer way too attractive for his own good, and knows that her motivation is in direct conflict with his. Will true love find a foothold in this small beach town before it's too late and disaster strikes? Told with Mary Kay Andrews inimitable wit and charm, the New York Times bestseller Beach Town is this year's summer beach read!

The Underside of Toronto

The Underside of Toronto
Author: William Edward Mann
Pages: 346
ISBN: PSU:000006190507
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Deep Dish

Deep Dish
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0061743135
Available:
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Deep Dish is one delicious read. Mary Kay Andrews has cooked up a tale y’all will savor to the last bite. ” —Paula Deen Battling TV chefs—a handsome Georgia redneck and a struggling young professional woman—find themselves competing for a coveted weekly time slot on national television in Mary Kay Andrews’s delightful New York Times bestseller Deep Dish. The incomparable Mary Kay offers heaping portions of humor, heart, and sass that fans of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, and the Sweet Potato Queens simply will not be able to resist, as the winner-take-all cooking competition gets intense, especially when love ups the ante.