The Guest Room

The Guest Room
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Author: Chris Bohjalian
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385681964
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of A Light in the Ruins and The Sandcastle Girls comes the story of a bachelor party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams in this spellbinding tale of murder and sex trafficking. When Richard Chapman offers to host his younger brother's bachelor party he expects a certain amount of debauchery. He sends his wife, Kristin, and his young daughter off to his mother-in-law's for the weekend and he opens his Westchester home to his brother's friends and their hired entertainment. What he does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, a dangerously intimate moment in his guest bedroom, and two naked women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night. In the aftermath, Richard's life rapidly spirals into nightmare. The police throw him out of his home, now a crime scene, his investment banking firm puts him on indefinite leave, and his wife finds herself unable to forgive him for the moment he shared with a dark-haired girl in the guestroom. But the dark-haired girl, Alexandra, faces a much graver danger. Stolen from her family as a teenager and locked away in hotel rooms and a closely-guarded cottage, Alexandra has been held captive by oligarchs for years. But now, in one breathless, violent night, she is free, running to escape the police who will arrest her and the gangsters who will kill her in a heartbeat. A captivating, chilling story about shame, scandal and the sex trade, The Guest Room is a riveting novel from a great storyteller.

The Guest Room

The Guest Room
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Author: Chris Bohjalian
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780385538909
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams. When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She takes their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is that the entertainment—two scared young women brought there by force—will kill their captors and drive off into the night. With their house now a crime scene, Kristin's and Richard’s life spirals into nightmare. Kristin is unable to forgive her husband for his lapses in judgement, or for the moment he shared with a dark-haired girl in the guest room. But for the dark-haired girl, Alexandra, the danger is just beginning.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room

Guadalupe in the Guest Room
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Author: Tony Meneses
Pages: 53
ISBN: 9780822233824
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE STORY: GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM tells the story of two people—with nothing in common but a shared grief—who bond in the most unexpected ways. Written by the rising playwright Tony Meneses, the play is a deeply moving and very funny celebration of life, new beginnings, and the healing power of telenovelas.

The Guest Book

The Guest Book
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Author: Sarah Blake
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781250110268
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Flatiron Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Instant New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2020 New England Society Book Award Winner for Fiction “The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.

The Sandcastle Girls

The Sandcastle Girls
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Author: Chris Bohjalian
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780307743916
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents the parallel stories of a young woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier while aiding victims of the Armenian genocide in the early twentieth century, and a young woman who researches her Armenian heritage and discovers a terrible familysecret.

Guest Room Guest Book

Guest Room Guest Book
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Author: Sparky J. Guest Room Book
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1797642154
Release: 2019-02-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Guest Room Guest Book! A Guest Room Guest Book for visitors of your Guest Room! This guest book for Guest Room rentals is the perfect way to capture your guests' memories in style! With 150 lined pages, Your guests will have plenty of room to sign their name and share their memories and stories of their stay. If you are an Guest Room host or own a vacation rental, then this guestbook will make it easy for your guests to share their memories of your home with fields for: Guest Names Dates of Stay Traveling From Favorite things about this stay Nearby Places I'd recommend Message to the Host The beautiful cover and attractive modern design are guaranteed to impress all of your guests.

At Home Sarah Style

At Home  Sarah Style
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Author: Sarah Richardson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501119507
Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Following the bestselling success of Sarah Style, HGTV star and design queen Sarah Richardson invites readers into the homes she’s most proud of designing—her own! Renowned designer Sarah Richardson guides readers through a variety of houses—from urban spaces, to secluded farmland getaways, to the islands of cottage country—that all showcase her signature style of casual elegance and nature-inspired design. In addition to the hundreds of design tips and never-before-seen photos—including many from Sarah’s personal collection—there are forty-five beloved recipes that reflect Sarah’s design style: comforting, fun, and meant for sharing. This is a behind-the-scenes tour that will inspire readers to achieve winning style on any budget. At Home: Sarah Style is the ultimate guide to living in style, loving your home, and entertaining with ease.

The Last House Guest

The Last House Guest
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Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982130213
Release: 2019-06-18
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Once again, Megan Miranda has crafted the perfect summer thriller. The Last House Guest is twisty and tense, with a pace that made my heart race. An edge-of-your-seat, up-all-night read.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied “No one can be trusted in the latest chilling thriller from master of suspense, Megan Miranda. The Last House Guest is a lightning-fast mystery, full of menace and unexpected twists and turns that will have readers on the edge of their seats. A riveting read!” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl “This searing small-town...explores the complexities of female friendship and the picturesque fictions that money can buy. Miranda delivers a clever, stylish mystery that will seize readers like a riptide.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her. Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger, Megan Miranda’s The Last House Guest is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.

Maggie Boylan

Maggie Boylan
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Author: Michael Henson
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780804040914
Release: 2018-03-01
Editor: Ohio University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Set in Appalachian Ohio amid an epidemic of prescription opiate abuse, Michael Henson’s linked collection tells of a woman’s search for her own peculiar kind of redemption, and brings the novel-in-stories form to new heights. Maggie Boylan is an addict, thief, liar, and hustler. But she is also a woman of deep compassion and resilience. The stories follow Maggie as she spirals through her addictive process, through the court system and treatment, and into a shaky new beginning. In these masterful stories, we rarely occupy Maggie’s perspective, but instead gain a multilayered portrait of a community as we see other people’s lives bump up against hers—and we witness her inserting herself into their spheres, refusing to be rebuffed. The result is a prismatic view of a community fighting to stay upright against the headwinds of a drug epidemic: always on edge, always human.

Elegant Rooms That Work

Elegant Rooms That Work
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Author: Stephanie Stokes,Jorge S. Arango
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780847840083
Release: 2013
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organised by room type, this book gives solutions to the challenges of creating livable yet attractive environments. Her secrets for using every cubic inch for creating atmospheric, multipurpose interiors are illustrated.

The Beachside Guest House

The Beachside Guest House
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Author: Vanessa Greene
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781405527835
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Rosa and Bee get together in the run-up to Bee's wedding, they reminisce about the holiday they took together as teenagers to the beautiful Greek island of Paros. They remember the sandy coves, the guest house in the converted windmill where they stayed with their friend Iona, and the gorgeous local men. As memories of that long-forgotten holiday resurface, they are forced to confront the turns their lives have taken - and the guilt they both feel about letting Iona slip away from them. When they learn that the windmill guest house is going bust they form a plan: why not go back to the island and take it over themselves? And so begins a life-changing journey - because it turns out that opening a guest house and reliving their teenage dreams isn't that easy . . . Full of romance and friendship, love and life, laughter and tears, The Beachside Guest House is an uplifting novel about the magic of starting over with friends by your side.

American Housewife

American Housewife
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Author: Helen Ellis
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780385541046
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

The Guest List

The Guest List
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Author: Lucy Foley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062868954
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF 2020 “I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie...The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong.” — Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient "Evok[es] the great Agatha Christie classics…Pay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters’ pasts. They are all clues.” -- New York Times Book Review A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party. The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner – The bridesmaid – The body On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

The Guestroom Novelist

The Guestroom Novelist
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Author: Donald Harington
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781682260913
Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Who was Donald Harington, "America's greatest unknown writer" (Entertainment Weekly)? The Guestroom Novelist: A Donald Harington Miscellany gathers extensive interviews and previously unpublished or uncollected essays, articles, and reviews by the Arkansawyer novelist that together reveal how a life of devastating losses and disappointments inspired the "quirkiest, most original body of work in contemporary U. S. letters" (Boston Globe). In detailed commentaries on the origins and evolution of all fifteen of his novels, the author explains how his ardent quest for "lost places in the heart" gave birth to Stay More, the fictional Ozarks town that provided his novels' setting and earned him the nickname of the "Faulkner of the Ozarks." Here, a career-spanning and eclectic selection of nonfiction illuminates the expansive philosophical and intellectual foundations upon which the author built the delightful tales of his beloved "Stay Morons." At times a dogged Captain Ahab, stalking the tantalizing and infuriating white whale of publishing success, at others an irrepressible Don Quixote of folk culture, magically finding in the hillbilly's humble homespun an imaginative giant worthy for the lance of his keenly-aimed writer's wit, Harington dramatizes both the challenges and the triumphs built into the very notion of a distinctively 'American' literature. The Guestroom Novelist serves up a rich, eclectic portrait of the artist as a young, middle-aged, and fiercely funny old man, a testimony to the writer's magnificent ability to transform the seemingly crude stuff of our material existence into enduring art" --

Close Your Eyes Hold Hands

Close Your Eyes  Hold Hands
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Author: Chris Bohjalian
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385681933
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A heartbreaking and wildly inventive new novel from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington, Vermont. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont had a meltdown and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault--was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to leave their homes; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily knows that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates to safety after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's house, inventing a new identity for herself, and befriending a young homeless kid named Cameron. But Emily can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever--and so she comes up with the only plan that she can.

Make Life Beautiful

Make Life Beautiful
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Author: Syd McGee,Shea McGee
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0785233873
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The powerhouse couple behind the Studio McGee design firm traces the rise of their rapidly growing brand while offering advice on how to apply classic interior design principles to build an authentically fulfilling life.

Secrets of Eden

Secrets of Eden
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Author: Chris Bohjalian
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307589705
Release: 2010-02-02
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOW A LIFETIME TV MOVIE STARRING JOHN STAMOS From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice. "There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels. Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice’s daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen – who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him. But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew. Secrets of Eden is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives. Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems. As one character remarks, “Believe no one. Trust no one. Assume all of our stories are suspect.”

An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest
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Author: Shari Lapena
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385690805
Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect winter wonderland getaway . . . until the bodies start piling up. It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or just curling up with a book and someone you love. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets and firewood--a genuine rustic experience! Soon, though, a body turns up--surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip. The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle in and hope they can survive the storm.

Before You Know Kindness

Before You Know Kindness
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Author: Chris Bohjalian
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9781400031658
Release: 2005
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After a decade of spending a delightful summer week at their country house in New Hampshire, the members of the extended Seton family are confronted by a terrible accident, testing the values and relationships that hold them together.

Beauty at Home

Beauty at Home
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Author: Aerin Lauder,Christine Pittel
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780770433611
Release: 2013
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers a look at the design style of Aerin Lauder by compiling photographs of the interiors of her home that combines her grandmother's heritage with modern-day taste.