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The Vacationers

Author : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-05-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101618042
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 819

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Book Summary: "Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

Other People We Married

Author : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-02-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101575284
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Total Download : 352

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Book Summary: The beloved story collection from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, All Adults Here and This Time Tomorrow In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In “Some People Must Really Fall in Love,” an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in “A Map of Modern Palm Springs.” In “Puttanesca,” two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

Everything You Need to Know : Grand Bahama Island

Author : Sebastian Vignieri
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2013-03-12
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781257138326
File Size : 13,9 Mb
Total Download : 700

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Book Summary: The "must have" travel guide for vacationing on Grand Bahama Island. Packed with over fifty pages of photographs and tons of vacation information. Including independent info on hotels, vacation rentals, secluded beaches, restaurants, nightlife, adventure services, scuba diving, snorkeling, island navagation, and transportation.

Vacation Travel by Canadians in the United States

Author : United States Travel Service. Office of Policy and Research
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
Category : Tourism
ISBN : MINN:30000010388803
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Total Download : 439

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Vacation Decision Making

Author : Alain Decrop
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2006
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781845930417
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Total Download : 769

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Book Summary: This book explores the complex decision-making processes involved in choosing and buying tourism products and services. It combines a theoretical overview of the basics of tourist behaviour and decision-making, with the results of an in-depth qualitative study of vacationers. It considers both the generic decision to go on vacation, or not, and more specific travel decisions, such as destination and accommodation type, from an individual and social point of view. It looks at how, when, and why such decisions are made, and the factors that influence the final outcome. The book concludes by rejecting existing tourist typologies in favour of a new typology of vacationers.

Creating New Markets in the Digital Economy

Author : Irene C. L. Ng
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-02-20
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781107049352
File Size : 31,9 Mb
Total Download : 155

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Book Summary: This book provides practical advice to help readers innovate and identify new business models, products and services within the connected digital economy.

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Author : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-09-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101596890
File Size : 17,8 Mb
Total Download : 938

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Book Summary: A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura’s great love; she becomes an Academy Award­-winning actress—and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is as intimate—and as bigger-than-life—as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub’s reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.