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Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Renée Carlino
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-08-15
  • ISBN : 1501105825
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Renée Carlino and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You know when you're looking at someone and you can't help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That's what was happening to me, and it was making me feel...happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn't exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks."--

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Stewart O'Nan
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2017-07-06
  • ISBN : 1952535220
  • Pages : 623 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Stewart O'Nan and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2017-07-06 with total page 623 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A year after the death of her husband, Emily Maxwell gathers her family at Lake Chautauqua for what will be a last holiday at their summer cottage. Joining her is her sister-in-law Arlene, silently mourning both the loss of the lake house and a bygone love affair. Emily's firebrand daughter Meg, a recovering alcoholic recently separated from her husband, brings her children from Detroit. Emily's son Ken, who has quit his job and mortgaged his future to pursue his art, comes accompanied by his children and his wife, who is secretly heartened to be visiting the house for the last time. Memories of past summers resurface, old rivalries flare up and love is rekindled and born anew, resulting in a timeless novel that 'succeeds beautifully [and] showcases some of the finest character studies a contemporary reader could ask for' ( Boston Globe).

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 1984818414
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Jodi Picoult and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six) Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film • Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes. Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders. In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Beth K. Vogt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • ISBN : 1451659970
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Beth K. Vogt and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kissing the wrong guy days before her wedding leads Allison to become a runaway bride. But can it also lead to happily ever after? Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom. Still, kissing the groom’s brother, Daniel, in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. Daniel’s adventures—chronicled through a collection of postcards—have always appealed to Allison’s well-hidden desire for something more. But how can betraying her fiancé’s trust lead to a true happily ever after? Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Recognizing she doesn’t have all the answers won’t be easy because she’s used to being in control. To find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her—one outside her carefully defined comfort zone—and find the strength to let Him lead.

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-19
  • ISBN : 1471162001
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Graham Swift and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-10-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LAST ORDERS AND MOTHERING SUNDAY, and reissued for the first time in Scribner, comes a novel called ‘Profound and powerful . . . an unputdownable read’ by Scotland on Sunday. On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton – former Devon farmer, now proprietor of a seaside caravan park – receives the news that his brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother’s remains, but also to return to the land of his past and confront his most secret, troubling memories. Praise for Mothering Sunday: 'Bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly… Swift’s small fiction feels like a masterpiece’ Guardian ‘Alive with sensuousness and sensuality … wonderfully accomplished, it is an achievement’ Sunday Times ‘From start to finish Swift’s is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve. The archly modulated, precise prose (a hybrid of Henry Green and Kazuo Ishiguro) is a glory to read. Now 66, Swift is a writer at the very top of his game’ Evening Standard ‘Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives – the parallel stories – we can never know … It may just be Swift’s best novel yet’ Observer

Book Wish You Were Here

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Hilma Wolitzer and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVDIVBernie only needs $99 for freedom, but he can’t make a dime/divDIV Bernie Segal has a lot of normal problems—like algebra, his height, and a sister who insists he help her learn her lines for the stupid school play. But he also has a lot of not-so-normal problems, like dealing with his father’s death. His mother is about to remarry, and the thought of having a new man around the house makes Bernie sick. To get out of being at the wedding, Bernie decides to fly to Miami to live with his grandfather. All he needs is $99 for airfare—but where is he going to get the money?/divDIV /divDIVBernie’s asthma means he can’t do anything strenuous, like having a paper route, so he’s forced to take lame jobs, even babysitting, to get the cash. But as the date for his great escape approaches, Bernie begins to wonder if he’s really trying to run away from the wedding and his new stepfather, or if he is running from himself./divDIV /divDIVThis ebook features an illustrated biography of Hilma Wolitzer, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection./div/div

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 1984818422
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Jodi Picoult and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six) Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film • Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes. Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders. In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Mike Gayle
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-20
  • ISBN : 1848941617
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Mike Gayle and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant romantic comedy exploring beach basics for the broken-hearted from number one bestselling author Mike Gayle. Their holiday brochure said 18-30 . . . But they've just turned 35. After ten years together Charlie Mansell has been dumped by his live-in girlfriend, Sarah. All he wants to do is wallow in misery, but mates Andy and Tom have a better idea: a week of sun, sea and souvlaki in Malia, party capital of the Greek islands. But Charlie and his mates aren't eighteen any more. Or even under thirty. And it shows. It isn't the cheap beer, the late nights or even the fast-food that's the problem. It's girls. And life. And most of all . . . each other. WISH YOU WERE HERE is a heart-warming, funny and wise tale about love and friendship and how seven days in the sun can change your life forever.

Book Wish You Were Here

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Marise Fleurisca and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written with astounding insight and compassion, this work brilliantly captures the emotion of a four-year-old child left in a Russian orphanage who searches for her own past and waits to be part of a family.

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Terry Stevens
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release : 2021-10-22
  • ISBN : 1802580204
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Terry Stevens and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2021-10-22 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will give tourists and travellers a description of each of 50 leading destinations from around Europe with a personal explanation offering an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high-quality visitor experiences.In addition to the 36 European destinations featured in Wish You Were Here, this European edition of the book also includes information on West Dorset (UK), Bergamo (Italy), Bordeaux (France), Brda (Slovenia), Vyoske Tatry (Slovakia), Cornwall (UK), San Sebastian (Spain), Podcetrek (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy), The Wadden Sea (Denmark), Cardiff (UK), Basel (Belgium), North Pembrokeshire (UK) and Valletta (Malta).

Book Wish You Were Here

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Amy Welborn and published by Image. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope is the story of Amy Welborn’s trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey through city and countryside, small town and ancient ruins, opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul. It is an observant and wry memoir and travelogue, intensely personal yet speaking to universal experiences of love and loss. Along the narrow roads and hairpin turns, the narrative reveals the beauty of the ordinary and the commonplace and asks stark questions about how we fill the empty places that a loved one leaves behind. It is a meditation on the possibility of faith, one that is unflinching, uncompromising, and altogether unsentimental when confronted by the ultimate test of belief. This book is not only a well-told memoir, but a testimony to the truth that love is stronger than death.

Book Wish You Were Here   Professional Edition

Download or read book Wish You Were Here Professional Edition written by Terry Stevens and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2020-04-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by Terry Stevens.The Stories Behind 50 of the World's Great Destinations.This book will give tourists and travelers a description of each of the 50 destinations with a personal explanation giving an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high quality visitor experiences. It aims to show the visitor how good management and an understanding of the importance of hospitality underpins the success of each destination. Tourists are now very interested in knowing more about how the places they visit are organized and how they get things right.For the tourism professional and future destination managers and marketers, the Professional Edition will have the same core content as the Consumer Edition, exploring the destinations plus a detailed analysis of international best practice in destination management written with deep insight and research supported by extensive bibliography. It will be a major reference book on successful destination management based on my 40 years working in the industry in over 55 countries.- This is not a typical language-driven, promotional bucket-list guidebook. Stevens gives these destinations real world context. He tells us its personality, its mood and not just the reason for being but its reason for resilience, perseverance and ultimate success.' Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor/CBS News

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Sara O'Leary
  • Publisher : Exile Editions, Ltd.
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9781550960419
  • Pages : 76 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Sara O'Leary and published by Exile Editions, Ltd.. This book was released on 1994 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Wish You Were Here

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  • Author : Phillipa Ashley
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2023-03-10
  • ISBN : 103540138X
  • Pages : 217 pages

Download or read book Wish You Were Here written by Phillipa Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2023-03-10 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They fell in love in Corsica...but was it just a holiday romance? When Beth is offered an exciting new job in London, Jack is the last person she expected to meet. Years ago, he swept her off her feet in Corsica and then dumped her - all within the space of three weeks. When he left, Beth lost her ability to trust and in the years since then, she has remained wary of romance. Now, forced to spend time together, Beth begins to unravel the mystery of Jack's disappearance. Is it too late for them to try again, or could they finally be in the right place at the right time? Fall in love with the novels of Phillipa Ashley... 'Filled with warm and likeable characters' Jill Mansell 'Deliciously entertaining' Liz Fenwick 'A beautiful escapist read ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐' Reader Review 'Another lovely romantic tale ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐' Reader Review 'Enjoyable, evocative and fun ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐' Reader Review

Book War Memories

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  • Author : Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2017-05-31
  • ISBN : 0773548521
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book War Memories written by Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War Memories explores the patchwork formed by collective memory, public remembrance, private recollection, and the ways in which they form a complex composition of observations, initiatives, and experiences. Offering an international perspective on war commemoration, contributors consider the process of assembling historical facts and subjective experiences to show how these points of view diverge according to various social, cultural, political, and historical perspectives. Encompassing the representations of wars in the English-speaking world over the last hundred years, this collection presents an extensive, yet integrated, reflection on various types of commemoration and interpretations of events. Essays respond to common questions regarding war memory: how and why do we remember war? What does commemoration tell us about the actors in wars? How does commemoration reflect contemporary society’s culture of war? War Memories disseminates current knowledge on the performance, interpretation, and rewriting of facts and events during and after wars, while focusing on how patriotic fervour, resistance, conscientious objection, injury, trauma, and propaganda contribute to the shaping of individual and collective memory. Contributors include Joan Beaumont (Australian National University, Canberra), Gilles Chamerois (University of Brest, France), Subarno Chattarji (University of Delhi, India), Nicole Cloarec (Rennes 1 University, France), Corinne David-Ives (European University of Brittany – Rennes 2, France), Jeffrey Demsky (San Bernardino Valley College, California), Sam Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Georges Fournier (Jean Moulin University, France), Annie Gagiano (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), David Haigron (Rennes 2 University, France), Judith Keene (University of Sydney, Australia), Melissa King (San Bernardino Valley College, California), Christine Knauer (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany), Liliane Louvel (University of Poitiers), Michelle P. Moore (Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, Kingston, Ontario), John Mullen (University of Rouen, France), Lorie-Anne Duech-Rainville (Caen University, France), Elizabeth Rechniewski (Australian Research Council Discovery Project), Raphaël Ricaud (University ‘Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense’, France), Laura Robinson (Royal Military College of Canada), and Isabelle Roblin (Université du Littoral-Côte d’Opale, France).

Book Climate Crisis and the 21st Century British Novel

Download or read book Climate Crisis and the 21st Century British Novel written by Astrid Bracke and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-11-02 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. The challenge of rapid climate change is forcing us to rethink traditional attitudes to nature. This book is the first study to chart these changing attitudes in 21st-century British fiction. Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century British Novel examines twelve works that reflect growing cultural awareness of climate crisis and participate in the reshaping of the stories that surround it. Central to this renegotiation are four narratives: environmental collapse, pastoral, urban and polar. Bringing ecocriticism into dialogue with narratology and a new body of contemporary writing, Astrid Bracke explores a wide range of texts, from Zadie Smith's NW through Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas to the work of a new generation of novelists such as Melissa Harrison and Ross Raisin. As the book shows, post-millennial fictions provide the imaginative space in which to rethink the stories we tell about ourselves and the natural world in a time of crisis.

Book The Late Career Novelist

Download or read book The Late Career Novelist written by Hywel Dix and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-08-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first scholarly study of the phenomenon of the 'late-career novel', this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such as Angela Carter, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Graham Swift, The Late-Career Novelist draws for the first time on social psychology and career construction theory to examine how the dynamics of a literary career play out in the fictional worlds of our best-known novelists. From here, Hywel Dix develops and argues for a new mode of reading contemporary writing on the contexts of current literary culture.