The Accidental Tour Guide

Author: Mary Moody

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 192579136X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7393

The Year of Magical Thinking meets Salvation Creek in a powerful memoir of love, loss and discovery – the third act in an extraordinary life. Mary Moody’s bestselling memoirs about her adventures in France, Au Revoir and Last Tango in Toulouse, inspired thousands of women. The Accidental Tour Guide completes the circle by sharing another major turning point in her life. When Mary loses her beloved husband, her world is turned upside down. Part of her journey to reignite her passion for living is to boldly go where she has never been before – in her travels and in her everyday life. A powerful, moving and inspiring true story about how to rebuild your life without the people who matter most.

The Accidental Diva

Author: Tia Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101210311

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9353

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick Seven Days in June comes a hot and hilarious borough-crossed love story about a Manhattan beauty editor, a Brooklyn writer, and the attraction that takes them by storm. Billie Burke is smart, endlessly driven, and fabulous—it’s no accident she landed a job as the beauty editor at the world’s leading fashion magazine. Caught in a whirlwind of long office hours and fashion industry party-hopping, she hasn’t had time to focus on her nonexistent love life. Instead, she’s been living vicariously through her friends. Then she meets Jay Lane, a gorgeous up-and-coming Brooklyn writer who pretty much knocks her right out of her stilettos. Soon Billie finds herself doing things with Jay in broad daylight that she’s never even dared to think about in the privacy of her own head. In no time at all she’s absolutely addicted to an affair that’s as crazy and seductive as New York itself. But there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Jay, whose rough past seems determined to start creeping back into their present....

Locating Australian Literary Memory

Author: Brigid Magner

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1785271083

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 282

View: 6460

'Locating Australian Literary Memory' explores the cultural meanings suffusing local literary commemorations. It is orientated around eleven authors – Adam Lindsay Gordon, Joseph Furphy, Henry Handel Richardson, Henry Lawson, A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson, Nan Chauncy, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Eleanor Dark, P. L. Travers, Kylie Tennant and David Unaipon – who have all been celebrated through a range of forms including statues, huts, trees, writers’ houses and assorted objects. Brigid Magner illuminates the social memory residing in these monuments and artefacts, which were largely created as bulwarks against forgetting. Acknowledging the value of literary memorials and the voluntary labour that enables them, she traverses the many contradictions, ironies and eccentricities of authorial commemoration in Australia, arguing for an expanded repertoire of practices to recognise those who have been hitherto excluded.

The Accidental Secretary

Author: Marsha Brandsdorfer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462802117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

View: 8129

After college, Marsha Brandsdorfer hoped to get a job in publishing as an entry level editor, but with limited job experience, and no marketable skills, an attorney hired Marsha to work in his law firm as a file clerk. So began her career for over two decades working in legal field in various positions, mostly as a legal assistant. Marsha has had a variety of experiences with different law firms and companies. She shares her experiences in her book, “The Accidental Secretary."

The Accidental Astronaut

Author: Christopher Looby


ISBN: 1329785681


Page: 233

View: 7616

What should you do when you've been accidentally abducted by aliens? As a lonely orphan just trying to survive, Oliver Wetherbee has never really thought about it. Until now his biggest concern has been how to avoid bullies on the way to his next meal.

The Haunted Heart of Denver

Author: Kevin Pharris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614233934

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 1200

There is no shortage of ghouls and goblins in Colorado’s Mile High City. Just ask reluctant ghost hunter Kevin Pharris, author of Riding Denver’s Rails. The Gates of Hell are rumored to lie below a hotel near Denver’s capitol building, and there are tales of restless spirits of those buried in Cheesman Park. Above the subterranean darkness, the city streets are haunted by the murderous poltergeist of the Capitol Hill Thug. Even the stately mansions of Millionaires’ Row hide their own secrets, a sad Victorian lady begs for help before vanishing in the Sheedy Mansion, and an eerie face appears on the façade of the Cresswell House. Join tour guide and reluctant ghost hunter Kevin Pharris as he takes a chilling journey through The Haunted Heart of Denver. Includes photos!

Tuscany and Umbria

Author: Emma Jones

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588433992

Category: Travel

Page: 468

View: 4804

This history-rich region offers some of Italy's classic landscapes - pole-straight cypress trees lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, fields of vibrant sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. Visit them all with this comprehensive guide that helps you explore the very best places. A largely untouched coastline and protected wild areas only add to the appeal of this top vacation destination. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all herel Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more. Never galloped along a beach on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored ancient sites? Also includes extensive lists of recommended outfitters, with all contact details - e-mail, website, phone number and location. Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you.

More Sand in My Bra

Author: Julia Weiler,Jennifer L. Leo

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361506

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 6099

Following on the heels of the best-selling Sand in My Bra, this sequel is a collection of hilarious women's travel stories. From Australia to Zambia and everywhere in between, these true stories are full of bust-a-gut laughter. Nothing helps a travel story more than something going wrong — the frustration, embarrassment, and inconvenience provide great material for stories once the anguish has faded. The adventurers here encounter just about every unexpected mishap imaginable.

Red Herrings for Breakfast

Author: Annabet Ousback

Publisher: Bad Apple Press

ISBN: 0648556999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2012

Annabet and her younger brother Anders grew up in idyllic surrounds on the lower north shore of Sydney in the 1950s. They lived in the original boatshed on Balmoral Beach and had an Australian mother and an imposing Swedish Naval captain for a father. However, nothing was as it seemed and Annabet and Anders were exposed to harsh, often irrational and frequently violent discipline from both parents, which left them emotionally unbalanced and starved of affection. In a time where domestic violence was never discussed within the family let alone outside it, Annabet and Anders struggled to keep their spirits and souls afloat. But at least they had each other. Anders became an internationally recognised chef and restaurateur, who left his legacy on the Australian food scene. He also was a talented potter holding numerous exhibitions of his works. Annabet became a children’s clothing designer and manufacturer whose clothing line was stocked in various boutiques Australia wide and David Jones department store. Despite their outward success neither could escape the legacy of their violent and disturbing upbringing. Anders never overcame a secret he kept tragically to himself and Annabet was perpetually wracked with self-doubt due to her mother’s continual criticism. This beautifully written story not only traces the history of growing up on the north shore but the gradual evolution of the food and fashion scene in Sydney in the 70s and 80s. It encompasses many areas of day to day struggles within families that were not discussed then and which are, sadly, still occurring today.