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Carnegie Hill

By Jonathan Vatner
  • ISBN Code: : 1250174775
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Town & Country Magazine's Must-Read Books of Summer 2019 | She Reads' Best Books for Your Summer Roadtrip "Carnegie Hill has got to be one of the most charming, hilarious, and insightful books I've read in ages. When it comes to New York's (often befuddled) elite, Vatner has an eagle eye for detail, and an ear for whip-smart dialogue. This is an assured, heartfelt debut." –Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding and Honestly, We Meant Well Deception is just another day in the lives of the Upper East Side's elite. At age thirty-three, Penelope “Pepper” Bradford has no career, no passion and no children. Her intrusive parents still treat her like a child. Moving into the Chelmsford Arms with her fiancé Rick, an up-and-coming financier, and joining the co-op board give her some control over her life—until her parents take a gut dislike to Rick and urge Pepper to call off the wedding. When, the week before the wedding, she glimpses a trail of desperate text messages from Rick’s obsessed female client, Pepper realizes that her parents might be right. She looks to her older neighbors in the building to help decide whether to stay with Rick, not realizing that their marriages are in crisis, too. Birdie and George’s bond frays after George is forced into retirement at sixty-two. And Francis alienates Carol, his wife of fifty years, and everyone else he knows, after being diagnosed with an inoperable heart condition. To her surprise, Pepper’s best model for love may be a clandestine gay romance between Caleb and Sergei, a black porter and a Russian doorman. Jonathan Vatner's Carnegie Hill is a belated-coming-of-age novel about sustaining a marriage—and knowing when to walk away. It chronicles the lives of wealthy New Yorkers and the staff who serve them, as they suffer together and rebound, struggle to free themselves from family entanglements, deceive each other out of love and weakness, and fumble their way to honesty.

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  • Pdf File: the-little-black-book-of-new-york-2016-edition.pdf

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Divided by area, this concise and thorough Little Black Book of New York covers Manhattan landmarks, museums, and other highlights, plus places to eat, drink, shop, and stay, with extra coverage of ''Top Picks'' attractions. * Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are linked to full-color neighborhood maps in each chapter. * A city map shows you where each neighborhood is located. * 9 full color maps, including 8 Manhattan neighborhood maps and an MTA New York City Subway map. * ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. * Full-color spot illustrations throughout liven the text. Best Travel Series of the Year, 2008. Hooper, Brad (author). FEATURE. First published September 15, 2008 (Booklist). We select the Little Black Travel Books as our travel guide series of the year. The main reasons for designating these guides as best of the year are their portability and user friendliness....each volume has a neat, tidy, and nicely detailed foldout map to the particular area under discussion. The chapters in each volume correspond to the geographical areas into which the authors divide the city for the tourist. Each chapter gives basics on places to see, available art, and entertainment venues, places to eat and drink, where to shop, and where to stay. You can study a range of guides before your actual trip, but this is definitely a commendable candidate for carrying with you on site. --Booklist (American Library Association)

Bennington Girls Are Easy

By Charlotte Silver
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385538979
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 796
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Chosen as one of "Summer's Best Books" by PEOPLE MAGAZINE: "Suprisingly insightful and seriously fun." One of O MAGAZINE's "Season's Best" A COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE "July Reads" Pick Named one of REFINERY 29's “21 New Authors to Watch” in 2015 Charlotte Silver dazzles with a ruefully funny coming-of-age novel that follows two recent Bennington grads who are determined to make it in the Big Apple. Bennington College, founded in 1932 as a suitable refuge for the wayward daughters of good families, maintains its saucy reputation for attracting free spirits. There, acres outnumber students, the faculty is composed of fading hippie and clothing is largely optional. Or, as J. D. Salinger put it in Franny and Zooey: a Bennington-type "looked like she'd spent the whole train ride in the john, sculpting or painting or something, or as though she had a leotard on under her dress." Cassandra Puffin and Sylvie Furst met in high school but cement what they ardently believe will be everlasting friendship on Bennington's idyllic Vermont campus. Graduation sees Sylvie moving to New York City, where, later on their twenties, Cassandra joins her. These early, delirious years are spent decorating their Fort Greene apartment with flea market gems, dating "artists", and trying to figure out what they're doing with their lives. The girls are acutely and caustically observant of the unique rhythms of the city but tone deaf to their own imperfections, which eventually drives a wedge between them. Equal parts heartfelt and hilarious, Bennington Girls Are Easy is a novel about female friendships—how with one word from a confidante can lift you up or tear you down—and how difficult it is to balance someone else's devastatingly funny lapses in judgment with your own professional and personal missteps.

Romancing the Roads

By Gerry Hempel Davis
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1630761664
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 872
  • Pdf File: romancing-the-roads.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This newly updated compendium of facts, observations, discoveries, reviews, serendipities, humor, experiences, and more is not only for the road traveler, but the armchair traveler as well. It reads not as a phone directory but more as a shared diary of discoveries along America's highways and byways. Unless otherwise noted, the author has visited every place mentioned, from Bud's Discount Center in Jasper, Alabama to the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. Even if you never get in the car and discover such wonders for yourself, you will enjoy this vicarious journey to places both sublime and ordinary as the author makes her way from Maine to Florida and west to the Mississippi River.

The Little Black Book of New York 2012

By Ben Gibberd
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  • Publisher : Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1441306544
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: the-little-black-book-of-new-york-2012.pdf

Book Short Summary:

2012 Edition. Divided by area, this sleek little city guide to Manhattan covers landmarks, museums, and other highlights, plus places to eat, drink, shop, and stay, with extra coverage of ''Top Picks'' attractions. Author Ben Gibberd is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears frequently in the ''City'' section of the New York Times. He lives in New York City. Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color area maps in each chapter ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Notes pages included. Portable size and non-touristy, award-winning ''Black Book'' format. Full-color spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use fold-out maps. Elastic band place holder marks your spot. 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high. Concealed wire-o binding, book lies flat for ease of use.

Bonebeds

By Raymond R. Rogers,David A. Eberth,Anthony R. Fiorillo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226723739
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 809
  • Pdf File: bonebeds.pdf

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The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebeds—localized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animals—help unlock the secrets of this long history. Often spectacularly preserved, bonebeds—both modern and ancient—can reveal more about life histories, ecological associations, and preservation patterns than any single skeleton or bone. For this reason, bonebeds are frequently studied by paleobiologists, geologists, and archeologists seeking to piece together the vertebrate record. Thirteen respected researchers combine their experiences in Bonebeds, providing readers with workable definitions, theoretical frameworks, and a compendium of modern techniques in bonebed data collection and analysis. By addressing the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of bonebed research, this edited volume—the first of its kind—provides the background and methods that students and professionals need to explore and understand these fantastic records of ancient life and death.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to New York City

By Anita Gates
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440653364
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 422
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Plan a visit to the city that never sleeps... without losing any sleep! New York continues to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world- with more than 43 million visitors in 2006 alone. This book dispels the anxiety of planning a trip to such an enormously busy and exciting destination. Readers are given practical advice based on the kind of trip they are looking for, the length of their stay, and what they want to see. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to New York City provides: *A reader-friendly list of visual icons and symbols that make navigating the book a breeze *Fifty pages of itineraries based on days in town, areas of the city, and Special interests like romantic, family fun, single in the city, and taking it easy *An eight-page color insert that captures the magic of the Big Apple

Depositional Environments, Lithostratigraphy, and Biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America)

By Dennis O. Terry,Hannan E. LaGarry,Robert M. Hunt (Jr.)
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Book Code : 9780813723259
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 783
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Read and download full book Depositional Environments, Lithostratigraphy, and Biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America)

Nothin' but Blue Skies

By Edward McClelland
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1608195457
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: nothin-but-blue-skies.pdf

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The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the “arsenal of democracy”-the greatest manufacturing center in the world-in the years during and after World War II thanks to natural advantages and a welcoming culture. Decades of unprecedented prosperity followed, memorably punctuated by riots, strikes, burning rivers, and oil embargoes. A vibrant, quintessentially American character bloomed in the region's cities, suburbs, and backwaters. But the innovation and industry that defined the Rust Belt also helped to hasten its demise. An air conditioner invented in Upstate New York transformed the South from a sweaty backwoods to a nonunionized industrial competitor. Japan and Germany recovered from their defeat to build fuel-efficient cars in the stagnant 1970s. The tentpole factories that paid workers so well also filled the air with soot, and poisoned waters and soil. The jobs drifted elsewhere, and many of the people soon followed suit. Nothin' but Blue Skies tells the story of how the country's industrial heartland grew, boomed, bottomed, and hopes to be reborn. Through a propulsive blend of storytelling and reportage, celebrated writer Edward McClelland delivers the rise, fall, and revival of the Rust Belt and its people.

The Bridesmaids Union

By Jonathan Vatner
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250762405
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: the-bridesmaids-union.pdf

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From the author of Carnegie Hill, comes Jonathan Vatner's The Bridesmaids Union, a captivating novel of family, Facebook groups, and bridesmaids gone rogue. Iris Hagarty has just about had it with weddings. After witnessing one too many meltdowns over flower arrangements, she takes to the internet to vent about the trials and tribulations of being a bridesmaid to demanding and ungrateful brides. She finds she is not alone, and soon becomes the moderator of a Facebook group full of other bridesmaids, eager to share their own horror stories. Enter Iris’s sister Jasmine, the golden child and their parents’ obvious favorite, newly engaged and wanting none other than Iris to be her maid of honor. Knowing full well that Jasmine doesn’t need a wedding to bring out her spoiled side, Iris buckles in for a bumpy ride. At least now she has an outlet—one full of new online friends hungry for juicy details. But as the Bridesmaids Union grows, Iris finds it harder to keep under control. And she even has some doubts about whether there will be a wedding after all. While Jasmine’s fiancé, David, seems smitten with his bride-to-be, Iris is less sure about her social-climber sister’s intentions. Though that could just be because Iris is having trouble keeping her own eyes off of the groom. Brimming with family drama, and set in the ever-encroaching world of Instagram DM's and Facebook flame wars, The Bridesmaids Union shows the power and limits of alliances we form on social media, and how to make the most of the ones we’re born into.

The Bowery Boys

By Greg Young,Tom Meyers
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1612435769
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : History
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: the-bowery-boys.pdf

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Uncover fascinating, little-known histories of the five boroughs in The Bowery Boys’ official companion to their popular, award-winning podcast. It was 2007. Sitting at a kitchen table and speaking into an old karaoke microphone, Greg Young and Tom Meyers recorded their first podcast. They weren’t history professors or voice actors. They were just two guys living in the Bowery and possessing an unquenchable thirst for the fascinating stories from New York City’s past. Nearly 200 episodes later, The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways. In their uniquely approachable style, the authors bring to life everything from makeshift forts of the early Dutch years to the opulent mansions of The Gilded Age. They weave tales that will reshape your view of famous sites like Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and the High Line. Then they go even further to reveal notorious dens of vice, scandalous Jazz Age crime scenes, and park statues with strange pasts. Praise for The Bowery Boys “Among the best city-centric series.” —New York Times “Meyers and Young have become unofficial ambassadors of New York history.” —NPR “Breezy and informative, crowded with the finest grifters, knickerbockers, spiritualists, and city builders to stalk these streets since back when New Amsterdam was just some farms.” —Village Voice “Young and Meyers have an all-consuming curiosity to work out what happened in their city in years past, including the Newsboys Strike of 1899, the history of the Staten Island Ferry, and the real-life sites on which Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl is based.” —The Guardian

American Individualisms

By A. Kusserow
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1403973989
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 408
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What are hard and soft individualisms? In this detailed ethnography of three communities in Manhattan and Queens, Kusserow interviews parents and teachers (from wealthy to those on welfare) on the types of hard and soft individualisms they encourage in their children and students. American Individualisms explores the important issue of class differences in the socialization of individualism in America. It presents American individualism not as one single homogeneous, stereotypic life-pattern as often claimed to be, but as variable, class-differentiated models of individualism instilled in young children by their parents and preschool teachers in Manhattan and Queens. By providing rich descriptions of the situational, class-based individualisms that take root in communities with vastly different visions of the future, Kusserow brings social inequality back into previously bland and generic discussions of American individualism.