The Weekenders Book
Score: 3.5
From 928 Ratings

The Weekenders


  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466872929

GET BOOK
The Weekenders Book Description :

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 Book

The Weekenders


  • Author : Sheila Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: South Africa
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105130795482

GET BOOK
The Weekenders Book Description :

The Weekenders Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Weekenders


  • Author : Alex Garland
  • Publisher : Ebury Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Short stories, English
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054385425

GET BOOK
The Weekenders Book Description :

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 Book

The Weekenders


  • Author : Andrew O'Hagan
  • Publisher : Ebury Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Authors, English
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059169048

GET BOOK
The Weekenders Book Description :

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 promises to be a trip like nothing you've ever seen or heard of before-'Powerful- affecting-' TLS 'Thoroughly enjoyable- a story for our times-' Literary Review

The Weekender Effect Book

The Weekender Effect


  • Author : Robert William Sandford
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926855165

GET BOOK
The Weekender Effect Book Description :

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.

Corbett Lake Diaries Book

Corbett Lake Diaries


  • Author : J. E. Baker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440167287

GET BOOK
Corbett Lake Diaries Book Description :

J.E. Baker's Corbett Lake Diaries will transport you on a nostalgic trip through the Golden Age of fly-fishing and five-star wilderness lodges from the era of Roderick Haig-Brown and General Money. Along the way you'll experience fishing for grayling in the waters that drain into the Arctic Ocean, angling for trout in the big lakes of Interior British Columbia, and searching for steelhead and salmon in the waters along the Pacific Northwest. In Baker's short stories, you'll be introduced to a host of characters that the author meets through his connection with a very special fishing lodge, Corbett Lake. These insightful anecdotes approach the world of fishing and nature with reverence and humor. You'll long to travel these highways and byways for yourself.

The Locals Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Locals


  • Author : Jonathan Dee
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812993226

GET BOOK
The Locals Book Description :

"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 High Tide Club Book
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The High Tide Club


  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250126092

GET BOOK
The High Tide Club Book Description :

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

Scratching the Horizon Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Scratching the Horizon


  • Author : Izzy Paskowitz
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250023995

GET BOOK
Scratching the Horizon Book Description :

A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world's coastlines in search of the perfect wave. In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience. As the father of a son with autism and the founder of "Surfers Healing," a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.

The Breaker Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

The Breaker


  • Author : Minette Walters
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-02-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330528818

GET BOOK
The Breaker Book Description :

A brutal crime with three suspects, The Breaker is the mystery thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. When she revisited, always with astonishment, what had happened to her, it was the deliberate breaking of her fingers that remained indelibly printed on her memory . . . Twelve hours after a woman’s broken body is washed up on a deserted shore, her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered twenty miles away wandering the streets of Poole. But why was Kate killed and her daughter, a witness, allowed to live? And why weren’t they together? More curiously, why had Kate willingly boarded a boat when she had a terror of drowning at sea? Police suspicion centres on both a young actor, whose sailing boat is moored just yards from where the toddler is found, and the murdered woman’s husband. Was he really in Liverpool the night she died? And why does their daughter scream in terror every time he tries to pick her up?