The Weekenders Book
Score: 3.5
From 931 Ratings

The Weekenders


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

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The Weekenders Excerpt :

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 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

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The Weekender Effect Excerpt :

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 Weekenders Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Weekenders


  • Author : Alex Garland
  • Publisher : Ebury Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Short stories, English
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054385425

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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? Or 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 - Sudan. This remarkable collection of short stories and evocative travel writing is their response - as diverse and unpredictable as the country itself.

Local Gone Missing Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Local Gone Missing


  • Author : Fiona Barton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735237643

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Local Gone Missing Excerpt :

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER Detective Elise King investigates a man’s disappearance in a seaside town where the locals and weekenders are at odds with each other in this suspenseful new novel from the #1 bestselling author of The Widow. Elise King is a successful and ambitious detective—or she was before a medical leave left her unsure if she'd ever return to work. She now spends most days watching the growing tensions in her small seaside town of Ebbing—the weekenders renovating old bungalows into luxury homes, and the locals resentful of the changes. Elise can only guess what really happens behind closed doors. But Dee Eastwood, her house cleaner, often knows. She’s an invisible presence in many of the houses in town, but she sees and hears everything. The conflicts boil over when a newcomer wants to put the town on the map with a giant music festival, and two teenagers overdose on drugs. When a man disappears the first night of the festival, Elise is drawn back into her detective work and starts digging for answers. Ebbing is a small town, but it's full of secrets and hidden connections that run deeper and darker than Elise could have ever imagined.

The Weekenders Book

The Weekenders


  • Author : Andrew O'Hagan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-11-30
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448175246

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The Weekenders Excerpt :

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 Weekenders Book

The Weekenders


  • Author : Alfred Matthew Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : IOWA:31858014602696

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Behavioral Theory in Sociology Book

Behavioral Theory in Sociology


  • Author : Robert L. Hamblin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351319188

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Behavioral Theory in Sociology Excerpt :

This book is designed to honor George Caspar Homans for his many and varied contributions to the development of modern sociology. The chapters have been written by sociologists and psychologists who value his work sufficiently to have made his basic approach their own. These original essays are intended to elucidate, assess, and give a progress report on the theoretical tradition Homans founded and to which he has given such significant impetus.

The Locals Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Locals


  • Author : Jonathan Dee
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645016

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“Summons up a small American town at precisely the right moment in our history . . . a bold, vital, and view-expanding novel.”—George Saunders A rural working-class New England town elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire in this inspired novel for our times—fiction in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan. A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK Mark Firth is a contractor and home restorer in Howland, Massachusetts, who feels opportunity passing his family by. After being swindled by a financial advisor, what future can Mark promise his wife, Karen, and their young daughter, Haley? He finds himself envying the wealthy weekenders in his community whose houses sit empty all winter. Philip Hadi used to be one of these people. But in the nervous days after 9/11 he flees New York and hires Mark to turn his Howland home into a year-round “secure location” from which he can manage billions of dollars of other people’s money. The collision of these two men’s very different worlds—rural vs. urban, middle class vs. wealthy—is the engine of Jonathan Dee’s powerful new novel. Inspired by Hadi, Mark looks around for a surefire investment: the mid-decade housing boom. Over Karen’s objections, and teaming up with his troubled brother, Gerry, Mark starts buying up local property with cheap debt. Then the town’s first selectman dies suddenly, and Hadi volunteers for office. He soon begins subtly transforming Howland in his image—with unexpected results for Mark and his extended family. Here are the dramas of twenty-first-century America—rising inequality, working class decline, a new authoritarianism—played out in the classic setting of some of our greatest novels: the small town. The Locals is that rare work of fiction capable of capturing a fraught American moment in real time. Praise for The Locals “After 9/11, New York hedge fund billionaire Philip Hadi retreats to his summer home in the Berkshires. In thrall to his new town,

A Country Nourished on Self doubt Book

A Country Nourished on Self doubt


  • Author : Thomas Thorner
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442600195

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A Country Nourished on Self doubt Excerpt :

"Always illuminating, often infuriating, and as raw and vivid as any collection of primary materials that I've seen assembled for students. I will definitely be using the book in my survey course." - Christopher Pennington, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Weekender London Book

The Weekender London


  • Author : Matt Porter
  • Publisher : Nhp Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9187815478

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The Weekender London Excerpt :

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

The High Tide Club Book
Score: 4
From 31 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

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The High Tide Club Excerpt :

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

Television Cartoon Shows Book

Television Cartoon Shows


  • Author : Hal Erickson
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 1038
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018881141

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Television Cartoon Shows Excerpt :

"This reference to TV cartoon shows covers some 75 years. In the ten-year period from 1993 through 2003, nearly 450 new cartoon series have premiered in the U.S"--Provided by publisher.

The Summer Place Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Summer Place


  • Author : Jennifer Weiner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501133596

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind. When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market. But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been. When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same. From “the undisputed boss of the beach read” (The New York Times),

Spring Fever Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Spring Fever


  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466802636

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Spring Fever Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They've been divorced for four years, she's engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she's ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she's been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.