The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN: 1466872926
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weekenders Book 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 Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-30
ISBN: 1448175240
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weekenders Book 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

The Weekenders
Author: Alex Garland
Publsiher: Ebury Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Short stories, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weekenders Book Excerpt:

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.

The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Sheila Roberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: South Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Alfred Matthew Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Weekender Effect

The Weekender Effect
Author: Robert William Sandford
Publsiher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 1926855167
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weekender Effect Book 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.

Behavioral Theory in Sociology

Behavioral Theory in Sociology
Author: Robert L. Hamblin,John H. Kunkel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2021-12-24
ISBN: 1351319183
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Theory in Sociology Book 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.

Socialization in Drug Abuse

Socialization in Drug Abuse
Author: Robert H. Coombs,Lincoln J. Fry,Patricia G. Lewis
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1976
ISBN: 9781412834575
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialization in Drug Abuse Book Excerpt:

A Country Nourished on Self doubt

A Country Nourished on Self doubt
Author: Thomas Thorner,Thor Frohn-Nielsen
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1442600195
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Country Nourished on Self doubt Book 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 Use and Abuse of Social Science

The Use and Abuse of Social Science
Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 554
Release: 1975-01-01
ISBN: 9780878555994
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Behavioral Theory in Sociology

Behavioral Theory in Sociology
Author: George Caspar Homans,Robert Lee Hamblin,John H. Kunkel
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9781412817905
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Theory in Sociology Book 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.

Jamieson Whiskey

Jamieson Whiskey
Author: Bob Leatham
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-16
ISBN: 098754117X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jamieson Whiskey Book Excerpt:

Jamieson Whiskey is the old story of good versus bad, rich versus poor, country versus city, but it gets deeper and darker than that with three murders and a massive manhunt in the mountains. There is a lighter side to things at times and a warm human side that brings the small community together in an effort to protect one of their own. The characters are big and rich, and you don’t realize how attached you have become to them until one is gunned down at your feet. All in all, Jamieson Whiskey is a fast moving, realistic, drama filled experience set in the High Country of Australia.

The Dead Enders

The Dead Enders
Author: Erin Saldin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1481490427
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Enders Book Excerpt:

“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.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene
Author: Stuart Henderson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 1442661992
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Scene Book Excerpt:

Making the Scene is a history of 1960s Yorkville, Toronto's countercultural mecca. It narrates the hip Village's development from its early coffee house days, when folksingers such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell flocked to the scene, to its tumultuous, drug-fuelled final months. A flashpoint for hip youth, politicians, parents, and journalists alike, Yorkville was also a battleground over identity, territory, and power. Stuart Henderson explores how this neighbourhood came to be regarded as an alternative space both as a geographic area and as a symbol of hip Toronto in the cultural imagination. Through recently unearthed documents and underground press coverage, Henderson pays special attention to voices that typically aren't heard in the story of Yorkville - including those of women, working class youth, business owners, and municipal authorities. Through a local history, Making the Scene offers new, exciting ways to think about the phenomenon of counterculture and urban manifestations of a hip identity as they have emerged in cities across North America and beyond.

Ain t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me

Ain t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me
Author: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
Publsiher: Mongrel Empire Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 098016849X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ain t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me Book Excerpt:

Way over yonder in the minor key There ain't nobody that can sing like me --Woody Guthrie Originally published as issue #35 of Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine (www.sugarmule.com), this groundbreaking anthology includes 188 selections of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and visual art by 78 writers and 2 visual artists who currently live in Oklahoma. A powerful gathering of voices, singing hymns, telling stories, making truth from a powerful place. --Rilla Askew, author of Fire in Beulah and Harpsong

The Texas Miracle

The Texas Miracle
Author: John Marshall
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN: 1491792590
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Miracle Book Excerpt:

In The Texas Miracle, author John Marshall offers a detailed examination of the largest political fraud in Texas since the Sharpstown scandal in the early 1970s. An extension of his earlier book, Playing Possum, he expands on the information surrounding a massive land deal. Marshall offers a political look at what took place in Texas. In 2006, the Staubach Company advised the Brazos River Authority to begin charging a fair market rate at Possum Kingdom Lake to the people who had built their weekend homes around the shoreline. At that time, the average lake lot was three-quarters of an acre and the average rental rate was $76 per month. In 2007, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and a handful of Texas legislators attempted to force the Brazos River Authority to sell the shoreline of Possum Kingdom Lake to the wealthy weekenders at a discount. This effort was opposed by Republicans, Democrats, and bureaucrats alike, and it met a humiliating defeat. Two years later, the weekenders and the politicians enlisted the services of the River Card. The Texas Miracle tells that tale.

Waiting for Jos

Waiting for Jos
Author: Harel Shapira
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 140088845X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Jos Book Excerpt:

A revealing look inside a controversial movement They live in the suburbs of Tennessee and Indiana. They fought in Vietnam and Desert Storm. They speak about an older, better America, an America that once was, and is no more. And for the past decade, they have come to the U.S. / Mexico border to hunt for illegal immigrants. Who are the Minutemen? Patriots? Racists? Vigilantes? Harel Shapira lived with the Minutemen and patrolled the border with them, seeking neither to condemn nor praise them, but to understand who they are and what they do. Challenging simplistic depictions of these men as right-wing fanatics with loose triggers, Shapira discovers a group of men who long for community and embrace the principles of civic engagement. Yet these desires and convictions have led them to a troubling place. Shapira takes you to that place—a stretch of desert in southern Arizona, where he reveals that what draws these men to the border is not simply racism or anti-immigrant sentiments, but a chance to relive a sense of meaning and purpose rooted in an older life of soldiering. They come to the border not only in search of illegal immigrants, but of lost identities and experiences. Now with a new afterword by the author, Waiting for José brings understanding to a group of people in search of lost identities and experiences.

Born With A Tooth

Born With A Tooth
Author: Joseph Boyden
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 0143189719
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born With A Tooth Book Excerpt:

Before internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden penned his bestselling novel Three Day Road and his Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning novel, Through Black Spruce, he published a powerful collection of thirteen stories about modern Aboriginal life that made readers and reviewers take notice. These stories of love, loss, rage and resilience match virtuosic style with clever wit to turn stereotypes on their head and reveal the traditions and grace of our First Peoples. Readers come to know a butterfly-costumed boy fascinated by the world of professional wrestling, a young woman who falls in love with a wolf, to the leader of an all-girl Native punk band and Painted Tongue, the unforgettable character from Through Black Spruce. Though each story is told in a different and distinct voice, they are all united by their captivating vitality, nuanced perceptions and vigorous prose.

New Tribalisms

New Tribalisms
Author: Michael W. Hughey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1349264032
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Tribalisms Book Excerpt:

The resurgence of racial, ethnic and nationalist loyalties in the contemporary world are examined in this volume. Considered collectively, the contributors offer both a conceptual understanding of race and ethnicity and an empirical examination of their renewed importance in and implications for contemporary societies. With sections on the American experience with ethnoracial pluralism and on ethnonationalist movements in other parts of the world, Hughey offers an extensive treatment of the origins, expressions and implications of the new tribalisms now confronting the world.

Corbett Lake Diaries

Corbett Lake Diaries
Author: J. E. Baker
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN: 1440168636
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corbett Lake Diaries Book Excerpt:

J.E. Bakers 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 youll 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 Bakers short stories, youll 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. Youll long to travel these highways and byways for yourself.