The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593086457

Total Pages:272

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#1 International Bestseller Shortlisted for the 2020 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award * Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020 * Longlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award “The Big Chill with a dash of Big Little Lies . . . Knife-sharp and deeply alive.” —The Guardian (London) “An insightful, poignant, and fiercely honest novel about female friendship and female aging.” —Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award–winning author of The Friend “Friendship, ambition, love, sexual politics and death: it’s all here in one sharp, funny, heartbreaking, and gorgeously written package. I loved it.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train Three women in their seventies reunite for one last, life-changing weekend in the beach house of their late friend. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank, and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur; Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual; and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they’ve remained close all these years, the grieving women gather at Sylvie’s old beach house—not for festivities this time, but to clean it out before it is sold. Can they survive together without her? Without Sylvie to maintain the group’s delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests, and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface—and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good. The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we’re forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book: a celebration of tenderness and friendship from an award-winning writer.

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Bad Weekend

Author:Ed Brubaker

Publisher:Image Comics

ISBN:1534315322

Total Pages:72

Viewed:1081

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JUST IN TIME FOR CONVENTION SEASON the ultimate comic con crime tale! Comics won't just break your heart. Comics will kill you. Hal Crane should know, he's been around since practically the beginning. Stuck at an out-of-town convention, waiting to receive a lifetime achievement award, Hal's weekend takes us on a dark ride through the secret history of a medium that's always been haunted by crooks, swindlers, and desperate dreamers. BAD WEEKEND the story some are already calling the comic of the year from its serialization in CRIMINAL #2 and 3 has been expanded, with several new scenes added and remastered into a hardcover graphic novel, in the same format as BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS (KILL OR BE KILLED, FATALE, CRIMINAL) bestselling MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES. This gorgeous package is a must-have, an evergreen graphic novel every true comics fan will want to own. Collects CRIMINAL #2-3 with new expanded content

The Birthday Weekend

Author:Lesley Sanderson

Publisher:Bookouture

ISBN:1800190786

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1600

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Dear Louise. It’s time we all put the past behind us. We’re meeting for my birthday. I want you there. Love, Amy. X When Louise receives an invitation to her old friend Amy’s birthday weekend in a cottage next to the woods near their old university campus, a chill runs down her spine. Fifteen years ago, Hannah walked into those same woods and never came back. Her death destroyed her friends. They’ve not met as a group since. Until now. As the party gets underway and old grudges are uncovered, a game of truth or dare is proposed. It’s clear one person has questions about their friend’s death – and now they want answers. And nothing will stop them. When everyone has buried secrets, digging for the truth is going to get dangerous. A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages, for fans of Gillian Flynn, Teresa Driscoll and Ruth Ware. Readers are loving Our Little Secret: ‘I loved this book. It was mysterious and creepy and I couldn’t stop reading it once I started. Characters were incredibly believable to me. They made the story even scarier.’ Washington Life Mag ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A perfect read… I loved all the main characters’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh how I loved this book. I love it when books are set in a holiday home or a getaway, old friends invited and secrets spilled over drinks – just great! … I read this book in two sittings, such a page turner. … This is a cracking read which I am thoroughly recommending!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A book I enjoyed from the first line all the way through… I really enjoyed the plot. It was well set-up, and well executed. I was hooked from the beginning and didn't want to put it down. The ending definitely had me surprised… Sanderson has found a way to develop a thriller that is both addictive and challenges the mind as you go through the twist and turns to reach the conclusion.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was simply a great book! I love a good book about friendship and secrets. Lesley really held my attention with this thriller! Characters were great! Setting was amazing! Plot is twisted!’ Goodreads reviewer Readers can’t get enough of Lesley Sanderson: ‘Wow oh wow, what an amazing thriller. This one has you holding your breath the whole time, thrilling, chilling and hard to put down. Had me on a rollercoaster of a ride and I didn't want it to stop.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘My heart was beating so fast!… Every page, every chapter was a page turner… It was just perfect!… What a rollercoaster!… Like OMG!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an absolute corker of a thriller! I was blown away… Jammed to the rafters with twists, turns, betrayal, family lies, jealousy, deception, manipulation and pure evil!… I was completely gripped from start to finish.’ Bookreviewercakemaker ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me captivated since the first page… [It keeps] you guessing with surprise after surprise… One of my top read books this year.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Intensely gripping thriller/mystery with tension for days!… The storytelling and pacing kept me on my seat aching to know the truth and equally worried about how things could resolve. I cannot recommend this highly enough.’ Clara Black Ink ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A well-written, twisty novel. Another fantastic and compelling thriller by Sanderson.’ The Bandwagon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An excellent mystery… kept me glued to the pages. I can’t recommend the book enough!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘So many twists and turns in this psychological and emotional thriller. Well written and intriguing; kept me guessing to the last page. Highly recommend this one!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Create Your Own Website (Using Wordpress) in a Weekend

Author:Alannah Moore

Publisher:Ilex Press

ISBN:1781570590

Total Pages:160

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Building a website doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend demonstrates how anyone can create a website that looks professional, while being entirely tailored to their needs and preferences. Carefully structured step-by-step tutorials cover every stage of the process, so no specialist knowledge is needed. With beautiful website examples and tips throughout for inspiration, every reader will be able to get themselves - or their business - online in just a couple of days.

Every Other Weekend

Author:Abigail Johnson

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1488056552

Total Pages:304

Viewed:810

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Can life begin again…every other weekend? Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most. Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves—not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each other’s throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental reediting will give her the love she’s starving for. Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.

Weekend Dad

Author:Naseem Hrab

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1773061097

Total Pages:36

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A little boy spends the weekend at his dad’s new apartment in this picture book about how things change when parents separate — and the important things that stay the same. “This home is home because my dad is here, and it’s nothing like home because my mom isn’t here,” thinks the boy in this story when he enters his dad’s new apartment for the first time. His dad moved out on Monday and now it’s Friday night, the start of his weekend with his dad. The boy and his dad follow their normal weekend routine — they eat eggs for breakfast, play cards and spend time at the park. And then they do the same things on Sunday. It is hard to say goodbye at the end of the weekend, but Dad gives his son a letter to remind him that, even if they can’t always be together, the boy is loved. Naseem Hrab has written a poignant yet hopeful story, strikingly illustrated in Frank Viva’s signature style, about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes. Key Text Features author’s note writing inspiration Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Weekend Sewing

Author:Heather Ross

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683357272

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1463

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More than just a pair of days, a weekend is also a state of mind—a feeling of relaxation and freedom to immerse ourselves fully in a favorite activity. In Weekend Sewing, designer Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories, and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, like the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby’s Bloomers, take a few hours; others, like the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two—but all of them capture that weekend feeling. And because weekends are often the most fun when they’re social, Ross features ideas that encourage us to share our stitching and our time, such as a recipe for soup to simmer while sewing, then serve to guests later in the day, and tips for transporting a sewing machine to a friend’s house for an afternoon of social stitching. The sewing instructions are beautifully illustrated.

The Weekend Makeover

Author:Jill Martin,Dana Ravich

Publisher:Rodale Books

ISBN:1609614968

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1964

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Every woman has at some point felt overwhelmed, overworked, and overtired. She knows she'd feel better if she could just organize her office, get her butt to a yoga class, or finally plan that vacation she's been desperate to take. However, the idea of taking an afternoon or even a few hours for herself seems selfish. Jill Martin and Dana Ravich argue that "me" time is essential to living a more balanced, stress-free life, and show readers how to do this without feeling guilty. Packed with entertaining anecdotes and sprinkled with clever illustrations, Weekend Makeover offers a collection of life-altering makeovers for body, mind, and spirit that can be accomplished in just 48 hours, such as: The Relaxation Makeover, The Romance Makeover, The Clutter Makeover, and the Refrigerator Detox Makeover. Each makeover tackles not only the nitty gritty details (like how to stock one's pantry with nutritious essential or the best ways to get rid of old paperwork), it also guides readers into the right mindset to make the changes stick so that all it takes is one weekend to make, execute, and apply a foolproof plan to get life on track by Monday morning.

A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend

Author:Emma Chapman,Elsie Larson

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452155763

Total Pages:208

Viewed:1334

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A Beautiful Mess is one of the most popular DIY style blogs in the world, with more than 1 million readers. Co-creators (and sisters) Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson share their unique and approachable diet with fans and healthy eaters in this, their first cookbook. Their philosophy involves eating responsibly during the week—avoiding refined flours, sugars, alcohol, and dairy—and indulging on weekends. Vetted by nutritionists and divided into four parts (breakfast, meals, snacks and sweets, and drinks), each containing a weekday and weekend chapter. This one-of-a-kind ebook makes it perfect for anyone looking for a lifestyle change—or simply more healthy and delicious go-to recipes!

Weekend Love Coach

Author:Lynda Field

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:144644645X

Total Pages:288

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'Weekend Love Coach' is written in the friendly and interactive style of 'Weekend Life Coach' and includes tips, strategies, exercises, questionnaires, relaxation techniques, with many celebrity case histories. 'Weekend Love Coach' shows you how to get smart about how relationships really work. Why do some people seem to have everything going for them; how can they be so positive and brimming with enthusiasm as well as have brilliant relationships? Did these people just get lucky in love as well as in everything else? These people are no different from you; they have no special tricks up their sleeve, they just decided that they deserved the very best that life and love could offer and they got clear about their goals and then they went for them! 'Weekend Love Coach' offers you the chance to get your love life in order once and for all! First allocate some time to spend alone relaxing with this book and focusing on you and your needs. Put yourself first, and have a 48-hour personal love-coaching session-for only £7.99!

The Seven-Day Weekend

Author:Ricardo Semler

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101216204

Total Pages:256

Viewed:589

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Ricardo Semler thinks that companies ought to put employee freedom and satisfaction ahead of corporate goals. Imagine a company where employees set their own hours; where there are no offices, no job titles, no business plans; where employees get to endorse or veto any new venture; where kids are encouraged to run the halls; and where the CEO lets other people make nearly all the decisions. This company—Semco—actually exists, and despite a seeming recipe for chaos, its revenues have grown from $35 million to $160 million in the last six years. It has virtually no staff turnover, and there are no signs that its growth will stop any time soon. How did Semco become wildly successful despite breaking many of the commonly accepted laws of business? In The Seven-Day Weekend, Ricardo Semler shows that for those willing to take a chance, there is a better way to run a workplace. He explains how the technology that was supposed to make life easier—laptops, cell phones, e-mail, pagers—has in fact stolen free time and destroyed the traditional nine-to-five workday. But this can be a good thing—if you have the freedom to get your job done on your own terms and to blend your work life and personal life with enthusiasm and creative energy. Smart bosses will eventually realize that you might be most productive if you work on Sunday afternoon, play golf on Monday morning, go to a movie on Tuesday afternoon, and watch your child play soccer on Thursday. This is a radical book that will challenge the business world to make the seven-day weekend a reality.

Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City

Author:Carly Fisher

Publisher:The Countryman Press

ISBN:1682683559

Total Pages:256

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Monday can wait! Take a break from the chaos with a perfectly planned upstate getaway The Hudson Valley and Catskills are destinations New Yorkers can’t get enough of. Unlike typical travel guides, Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills ditches the well-worn antiquing, golfing, and family-friendly activities for a focus on what’s really drawing creative and trend-forward travelers up north—experimental art, incredible agriculture, action-packed outdoor adventures, artisanal producers and makers, bizarre and fascinating historical attractions, rustic-chic bed and breakfasts, holistic retreats, and more, all hidden within a stunning landscape that delights year-round. While these regions continue to gain popularity with city-dwellers, trying to make a break for it has always been a complicated DIY process. This guide takes the work out of piecing together an itinerary so that overworked travel-obsessives can get the most out of their precious time off with these curated upstate getaways.

BOSTON - The Delaplaine 2020 Long Weekend Guide

Author:Andrew Delaplaine

Publisher:Gramercy Park Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:109

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A complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend in BOSTON. Updated throughout the year, you'll save a lot of time using this concise guide. “Where do I start? I was so confounded by the number of things to do in Boston I couldn’t get my head around everything. This book gave me some sense of the place.” ---Rupert K., Manchester “The Delaplaine guide books ‘cut to the chase.’ You get what you need and don’t get what you don’t.” –Wilma K., Seattle =LODGINGS, from budget to deluxe = RESTAURANTS, from the finest the area has to offer ranging down to the cheapest (with the highest quality). More than sufficient listings to make your Long Weekend memorable. =PRINCIPAL ATTRACTIONS -- don't waste your precious time on the lesser ones. We've done all the work for you.

Marc Fennell Kills Your Weekend (working title)

Author:Marc Fennell

Publisher:HarperCollins Australia

ISBN:0730497488

Total Pages:384

Viewed:1310

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260 movies, past and present, are reviewed in this high-energy, very funny journey through the world of film, as Marc Fennell, Hungry Beaster, TripleJ film reviewer, polymath, kills your social life by programming your DVD viewing for every weekend of the year. PRAISE FOR MARC FENNELL 'Witty, irreverent and fun ...' Good Reading 'Gold!' Cleo 'A film companion with a difference' Daily News SO MANY MOVIES ... But which ones are worth watching? With Marc Fennell's that Movie Book in your hand, you will never again be at a loss for what to pick up in the DVD store. Movie critic and mischief-maker Marc Fennell (ABC Local Radio, triple j, Hungry Beast, the Circle) has cunningly programmed and reviewed more than 260 movies to fill every weekend of the year. Each weekend has a theme - a genre, filmmaker, actor or trend. think: Movies based on true stories (that aren't really true) A weekend with Walt Disney's most racist characters the many disturbing faces of Santa Claus You start with an easy introductory movie on Friday night, go a little further on Saturday and then things become downright freaky on Sunday afternoon. Whether you're bored, infirm or under house arrest, your level of commitment is catered to. Expect movies from the past as well as the present, from Hollywood to art house, from kids to adult. It's a veritable film festival from your couch.

The Weekend Navigator, 2nd Edition

Author:Robert Sweet

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071760415

Total Pages:288

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Read what the the U.S. Power Squadron and the U.S. Coast Guard trust as the definitive authority on electronic navigation, now updated with the latest electronic technologies and methods The Weekend Navigator teaches you how to navigate using today's tools and methods, including the latest technologies such as smart phones. While electronic navigation is here to stay, author Bob Sweet recognizes that they are still based on traditional charts and piloting skills, and he combines the two to pass along to you a solid understanding of all the principles of marine navigation. In addition to its continued ground-breaking instruction for the now-digital process of navigation on board power- and sailboats, Sweet helps you understand recent options for chartplotters, less expensive handheld GPS units, smart phones, and the navigation possibilities presented by phone apps. New to this edition is a section entitled "Ooops," which provides an insightful collection of boating accident tales resulting from common GPS and chartplotters no-nos. Using The Weekend Navigator, you can get on the water right away and learn to navigate in an afternoon with GPS; master chart-and-compass piloting while, not before, he or she departs; plot courses and fix positions on paper or electronic charts; and more.

MB Test Kitchen Favourites: Weekend

Author:Murdoch Books Test Kitchen

Publisher:Allen & Unwin

ISBN:1742669506

Total Pages:96

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A must-have for cooks on the go, these favourite weekend recipes from the Murdoch Books Test Kitchen include soups, family dinners, entertaining meals and desserts - something perfect for every weekend occasion. Good cooks, reluctant cooks, busy cooks, novice cooks . . .every cook can rely on these achievable, flavour-packed recipes every time.

Missing from the Village

Author:Justin Ling

Publisher:McClelland & Stewart

ISBN:0771048653

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1965

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The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men--the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur--from Toronto's queer community. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that the disappearances of three men--Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Majeed Kayhan--from Toronto's gay village were, perhaps, linked. When the leads ran dry, the investigation was shut down, on paper classified as "open but suspended." By 2015, investigative journalist Justin Ling had begun to retrace investigators' steps, convinced there was evidence of a serial killer. Meanwhile, more men would go missing, and police would continue to deny that there was a threat to the community. On January 18, 2018, Bruce McArthur, a landscaper, would be arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. In February 2019, he was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of eight men. This extraordinary book tells the complete story of the McArthur murders. Based on more than five years of in-depth reporting, this is also a story of police failure, of how the queer community responded, and the story of the eight men who went missing and the lives they left behind. In telling that story, Justin Ling uncovers the latent homophobia and racism that kept this case unsolved and unseen. This gripping book reveals how police agencies across the country fail to treat missing persons cases seriously, and how policies and laws, written at every level of government, pushed McArthur's victims out of the light and into the shadows.

The Long Weekend

Author:Adrian Tinniswood

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:0465098657

Total Pages:344

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From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamourous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period