The Weekenders

The Weekenders

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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-05-17
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781466872929


The Weekenders

The Weekenders

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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 places on the planet? This collection of short stories and evocative travel writing in their response.

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Genre : Short stories, English
Author by : Alex Garland
Publisher : Ebury Press
Release : 2001
File : 340 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015054385425


Local Gone Missing

Local Gone Missing

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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Fiona Barton
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2022-06-14
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780735237643


The Weekender Effect

The Weekender Effect

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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.

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Genre : Nature
Author by : Robert William Sandford
Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Release : 2011-02-01
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781926855165


The Weekenders

The Weekenders

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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.

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Genre : Travel
Author by : Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-11-30
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781448175246


The Weekenders

The Weekenders

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Author by : Alfred Matthew Lee
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Release : 1963
File : 138 Pages
ISBN-13 : IOWA:31858014602696


Behavioral Theory In Sociology

Behavioral Theory In Sociology

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Robert L. Hamblin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-12-24
File : 546 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781351319188


The Summer Place

The Summer Place

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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), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Jennifer Weiner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-05-10
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781501133596


The Use And Abuse Of Social Science

The Use And Abuse Of Social Science

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 1975-01-01
File : 509 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0878555994


A Country Nourished On Self Doubt

A Country Nourished On Self Doubt

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"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

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Genre : History
Author by : Thomas Thorner
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2010
File : 465 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442600195