The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Norma Watkins
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN: 1496801199
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Raised under the racial segregation that kept her family's southern country hotel afloat, Norma Watkins grows up listening at doors, trying to penetrate the secrets and silences of the black help and of her parents' marriage. Groomed to be an ornament to white patriarchy, she sees herself failing at the ideal of becoming a southern lady. The Last Resort, her compelling memoir, begins in childhood at Allison's Wells, a popular Mississippi spa for proper white people, run by her aunt. Life at the rambling hotel seems like paradise. Yet young Norma wonders at a caste system that has colored people cooking every meal while forbidding their sitting with whites to eat. Once integration is court-mandated, her beloved father becomes a stalwart captain in defense of Jim Crow as a counselor to fiery, segregationist Governor Ross Barnett. His daughter flounders, looking for escape. A fine house, wonderful children, and a successful husband do not compensate for the shock of Mississippi's brutal response to change, daily made manifest by the men in her home. A sexually bleak marriage only emphasizes a growing emotional emptiness. When a civil rights lawyer offers love and escape, does a good southern lady dare leave her home state and closed society behind? With humor and heartbreak, The Last Resort conveys at once the idyllic charm and the impossible compromises of a lost way of life.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Marissa Stapley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN: 1501188089
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

From bestselling author Marissa Stapley comes a gripping novel about marriage, loyalty, and the deadly secrets that unravel over the course of a two-week couples’ therapy retreat in Mexico. We all have thirteen secrets. Five stay buried forever, but the rest will be revealed. Miles Markell is missing, and everyone is a suspect. To the guests at The Harmony Resort, Doctors Miles and Grace Markell appear to be a perfect power couple. They run a couples’ therapy retreat in a luxurious resort in the Mayan Riviera where they help spouses deal with their marriage struggles. Johanna and Ben’s relationship looks great on the surface, but in reality, they don’t know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly—Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second—but what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all that it seems—and neither are Miles and Grace. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out their secrets? As a powerful hurricane descends on the coast, trapping both the hosts and their guests, confidences are revealed, loyalties are tested, and not one single person—or marriage—will ever be the same. A gripping exploration of relationships and trust, The Last Resort is a propulsive read about all the big truths we hide, even from ourselves.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Michael Kaufman
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2023-01-10
ISBN: 1639102086
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Margaret Atwood meets Raymond Chandler meets Greta Thunberg: Jen Lu is back on the case when the death of a lawyer sparks an even more intriguing mystery in Michael Kaufman’s second book in the thrilling series. It’s March 2034, six months after D.C. police detective Jen Lu and Chandler, her sentient bio-computer and wannabe tough guy implanted in her brain, cracked the mystery of Eden. The climate crisis is hitting harder than ever: a mega-hurricane has devastated the eco-system and waves of refugees pour into Washington, D.C. Environmental lawyer and media darling Patty Garcia dies in a bizarre accident on a golf course. Of the seven billion people on the planet, only Jen thinks she was murdered. After all, Garcia just won a court case for massive climate change reparations to be paid out by oil, gas, and coal companies. Jen is warned off, but she and Chandler start digging. Signs point to Garcia’s abusive ex, a former oil giant, but soon Jen turns up more suspects who have an even greater motive for committing murder Soon Jen is in the crosshairs of those who will ensure the truth never comes to light, no matter the cost. She has to move quickly before she becomes next on the killer’s list.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Alison Lurie
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN: 1453271236
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

A Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “sparkling, smart” tale of an aging writer and his younger wife looking for new life—or a way to end it—in Key West (The New York Times). Every schoolboy in America knows the work of author Wilkie Walker, who won fame and fortune with his accessible nature books. But as he turns seventy, his renown is nearly gone. Now he sits up at night torturing himself with fears that his career was a waste, his talent is gone, and his body destroyed by cancer. His wife, Jenny, twenty-five years younger, can tell only that he is out of sorts. She has no idea her husband is on the verge of giving up on life. When Jenny suggests spending the winter in Key West, Wilkie goes along with it. After all, if you need to plan a fatal “accident,” Florida is a perfectly good place to do so. And when they touch down in the sunshine state, the Walkers find it’s not too late to live life—or end it—however they damn well please. The National Book Award–shortlisted author of Foreign Affairs Affairs, The War Between the Tates, and The Last Resort writes a “sparkling, smart . . . highly volatile” novel (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Douglas Rogers
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN: 0307459845
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, The Last Resort is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is the son of white farmers living through that country’s long and tense transition from postcolonial rule. He escaped the dull future mapped out for him by his parents for one of adventure and excitement in Europe and the United States. But when Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe launched his violent program to reclaim white-owned land and Rogers’s parents were caught in the cross fire, everything changed. Lyn and Ros, the owners of Drifters–a famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains that was one of the most popular budget resorts in the country–found their home and resort under siege, their friends and neighbors expelled, and their lives in danger. But instead of leaving, as their son pleads with them to do, they haul out a shotgun and decide to stay. On returning to the country of his birth, Rogers finds his once orderly and progressive home transformed into something resembling a Marx Brothers romp crossed with Heart of Darkness: pot has supplanted maize in the fields; hookers have replaced college kids as guests; and soldiers, spies, and teenage diamond dealers guzzle beer at the bar. And yet, in spite of it all, Rogers’s parents–with the help of friends, farmworkers, lodge guests, and residents–among them black political dissidents and white refugee farmers–continue to hold on. But can they survive to the end? In the midst of a nation stuck between its stubborn past and an impatient future, Rogers soon begins to see his parents in a new light: unbowed, with passions and purpose renewed, even heroic. And, in the process, he learns that the "big story" he had relentlessly pursued his entire adult life as a roving journalist and travel writer was actually happening in his own backyard. Evoking elements of The Tender Bar and Absurdistan, The Last Resort is an inspiring, coming-of-age tale about home, love, hope, responsibility, and redemption. An edgy, roller-coaster adventure, it is also a deeply moving story about how to survive a corrupt Third World dictatorship with a little innovation, humor, bribery, and brothel management.

The Prayer for the Last Resort

The Prayer for the Last Resort
Author: Mordecai Popovtzer
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 1977230423
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prayer for the Last Resort Book Excerpt:

The Prayer for the Last Resort recounts the wartime story of Mordecai Popovtzer, a child survivor of the Holocaust. Originally from Lwow, Poland. Popovtzer lived with his family under the Soviet rule until the Nazi invasion of their hometown. After losing his father, he—along with his mother and sister—went into hiding as they continually evaded apprehension by the Nazis. Throughout the war, they were forced to move between different hiding places and joined a group of partisans fighting against the Nazis. Shortly after the war, Popovtzer made aliyah with his family, and succeeded to live a rich life filled with many professional accomplishments and a loving family.

The Lender of Last Resort

The Lender of Last Resort
Author: Forrest Capie,Geoffrey E. Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2006-12-15
ISBN: 1134358938
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lender of Last Resort Book Excerpt:

The capacity of national central banks to 'step in' and bail out an economy is one which has proved to be vitally important over the years. This collection from Wood and Capie brings together important literature for the first time in book form.

A Last Resort

A Last Resort
Author: Mark J. Okrant
Publsiher: Beech River Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0982521421
Category: Resorts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Last Resort Book Excerpt:

"A Kary Turnell murder mystery set in The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire"--Provided by publisher.

Corruption as a Last Resort

Corruption as a Last Resort
Author: Kelly M. McMann
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 0801454913
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corruption as a Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Kelly M. McMann traces the situations that drive individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government officials.

The Lender of Last Resort Function after the Global Financial Crisis

The Lender of Last Resort Function after the Global Financial Crisis
Author: Marc Dobler,Mr.Simon Gray,Diarmuid Murphy,Bozena Radzewicz-Bak
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN: 1498355994
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lender of Last Resort Function after the Global Financial Crisis Book Excerpt:

The global financial crisis (GFC) has renewed interest in emergency liquidity support (sometimes referred to as “Lender of Last Resort”) provided by central banks to financial institutions and challenged the traditional way of conducting these operations. Despite a vast literature on the topic, central bank approaches and practices vary considerably. In this paper we focus on, for the most part, the provision of idiosyncratic support, approaching it from an operational perspective; highlighting different approaches adopted by central banks; and also identifying some of the issues that arose during the GFC.

Last Resort

Last Resort
Author: Ann Port
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN: 1684718880
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Why would Abigail Bissett suddenly resign as an FBI profiler to take a position with Carnival Cruise lines revamping shore excursions in Mediterranean ports? Why would she embark on a new life thousands of miles from Brookline, Massachusetts, her hometown? "I don't understand why you'd leave a job that you spent years training for and clearly love for a position that is inconsequential in the scheme of things," her mother pleads over coffee hours before Abby departs. "Because I can no longer deal with psychologically sick people out there," Abby responds. "The serial killers. The serial rapists. The child molesters. You get the point, Mom." "I do," Carole grudgingly responds. "But I've never known you to run from a challenge." "Maybe my FBI career has changed me," says Abby. "Look at it this way, Mom. I'm taking on a new challenge-one that's less stressful." In LAST RESORT, travel with Abby on an anything but typical cruise aboard the Carnival Liberty.

Last Resort

Last Resort
Author: Jill Sanders
Publsiher: Grayton Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-01-17
ISBN: 194289600X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Resort Book Excerpt:

When Cassey’s business is in jeopardy, she gets an interesting offer from a local hotel owner. He has been trying to run her business into the ground so his family can snatch up the land for cheap. But, how can she turn him away when just the sight of the man makes her heart jump out of her chest? Luke was sent by his father, owner of the swankiest and longest-operating resort along the Florida's Gulf coast, to gain one of the best properties at any cost. But when he sees the owner of the bar and grill, he’s torn between his duty to his family and his desire for the silver-eyed beauty.

A Last Resort for These Times

A Last Resort  for These Times
Author: Julian Rathbone
Publsiher: Michael Joseph
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction in English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Last Resort for These Times Book Excerpt:

The Last Resort to Getting a Job

The Last Resort to Getting a Job
Author: Geri Bader
Publsiher: Liberty Pub
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1992-07
ISBN: 9780963285201
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The State as Financier of Last Resort

The State as Financier of Last Resort
Author: Bryn Battersby,Mr. Raphael A Espinoza,Jason Harris,Mr. Gee Hee Hong,Mrs. Sandra V Lizarazo Ruiz,Mr. Paolo Mauro,Amanda Sayegh
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State as Financier of Last Resort Book Excerpt:

During the COVID-19 pandemic and global financial crisis, governments swiftly served as financiers of last resort through large financial support measures (FSMs) such as loan and guarantee programs and equity injections in firms. This Staff Discussion Note argues that such FSMs prevented bankruptcies and attenuated the recession by increasing firms’ liquidity, reducing risk premiums, and boosting confidence. But FSMs also carry large and long-lasting fiscal costs and risks. The note presents recommendations for managing the legacies of the COVID-19 programs and preparing for future crises. Ideally, FSMs should be assessed and included in budget plans, though a balance needs to be struck between speed and scrutiny.

The Lender of Last Resort Function Under a Currency Board

The Lender of Last Resort Function Under a Currency Board
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 47
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Banco Central - Argentina
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Politics of Last Resort

Politics of Last Resort
Author: Jonathan White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN: 0192509470
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Prominent in the EU's recent transformations has been the tendency to advance extraordinary measures in the name of crisis response. From emergency lending to macro-economics, border management to Brexit, policies are pursued unconventionally and as measures of last resort. This book investigates the nature, rise, and implications of this politics of emergency as it appears in the transnational setting. As the author argues, recourse to this method of rule is an expression of the deeper weakness of executive power in today's Europe. It is how policy-makers contend with rising socio-economic power and diminishing representative ties, seeking fall-back authority in the management of crises. In the structure of the EU they find incentives and few impediments. Whereas political exceptionalism tends to be associated with sovereign power, here it is power's diffusion and functional disaggregation that spurs politics in the emergency mode. The effect of these governing patterns is not just to challenge and reshape ideas of EU legitimacy rooted in constitutionalism and technocracy. The politics of emergency fosters a counter-politics in its mirror image, as populists and others play with themes of necessity and claim the right to disobedience in extremis. The book examines the prospects for democracy once the politics of emergency takes hold, and what it might mean to put transnational politics on a different footing.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Dan Binchy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9780712654586
Category: Ireland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Marissa Stapley
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN: 1501188046
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

From bestselling author Marissa Stapley comes a gripping novel about marriage, loyalty, and the deadly secrets that unravel over the course of a two-week couples’ therapy retreat in Mexico. We all have thirteen secrets. Five stay buried forever, but the rest will be revealed. Miles Markell is missing, and everyone is a suspect. To the guests at The Harmony Resort, Doctors Miles and Grace Markell appear to be a perfect power couple. They run a couples’ therapy retreat in a luxurious resort in the Mayan Riviera where they help spouses deal with their marriage struggles. Johanna and Ben’s relationship looks great on the surface, but in reality, they don’t know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly—Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second—but what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all that it seems—and neither are Miles and Grace. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out their secrets? As a powerful hurricane descends on the coast, trapping both the hosts and their guests, confidences are revealed, loyalties are tested, and not one single person—or marriage—will ever be the same. A gripping exploration of relationships and trust, The Last Resort is a propulsive read about all the big truths we hide, even from ourselves.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Author: Carmen Posadas
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-08-02
ISBN: 1588364658
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Resort Book Excerpt:

Rafael Molinet Rojas, an inconspicuous Spaniard living in London, regrettably finds that there is nothing worth living for when his closest companion–his mother–dies. Hoping to make a dignified–and, although he won’t admit it, dramatic–exit from this world, Molinet plots his escape, picking an elegant setting for his suicide via sleeping pills: Morocco’s L’Hirondelle d’Or, one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. There, he will be able to forget his cares, drape himself in a white caftan, and try to make a little money playing backgammon before he does himself in. The day before his trip, Molinet has a lunch date with his vivacious niece–who enthralls him with the story of a scandalous and deeply suspicious death. Jaime Valdés, high society lothario, has seemingly choked to death in the presence of both his mistress and his wife, but all of Spain is atwitter with the possibility of murder. Coincidentally, when he arrives at the spa, Molinet realizes that the stylish woman sitting by the pool is none other than Valdés’s widow. And when a throng of gossipy Europeans arrive on the scene, it quickly becomes clear that despite its air of tranquility, many sinister things are happening at L’Hirondelle. Before he knows it, Molinet’s eavesdropping leads to a startling turn of events. Internationally bestselling author Carmen Posadas has created a corrosive and witty high society whodunit in the vein of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The Last Resort mixes poolside cocktails and acid-laced gossip with privilege and murder to marvelous effect.