books about: follies
Missing: A Folly Beach Mystery
Sixtyyearold retiree Chris Landrum has simple needs: stay healthy, avoid sunburns, and steer clear of vacationers on the small South Carolina island where he hopes to live out his remaining years. But when local teenager Samuel Perkins pulls Chris aside and tells him he just witnessed the kidnapping of a beauty queen right off Folly Beach, Chris wonders if his hopes for a peaceful retirement have just disappeared with the sunset. While Chris and ...
Final Cut: A Folly Beach Mystery
When a movie production entourage invades Chris Landrum's closeknit South Carolina island community, he is among the first in an excited crowd who gather to watch the filming. Unfortunately, it is not long before tragedy strikes and the film's director drowns while on a fishing expedition. But when one of Chris's friends barely escapes death in an accident on the set one day, Chris becomes convinced the accident is no accident at all. As fear ...
The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly
Alan Briskin Tom Callanan
An inspired and practical approach to developing the innate power of groups to make wise, compassionate, and creative decisions Based on nine years of research involving scores of participants Includes real-life examples and specific practices to help readers understand and cultivate collective wisdom and avoid collective folly If we are to disentangle the extraordinary challenges that we face today in organizations, communities, and nations we ...
Washout: A Folly Beach Mystery
A routine trip to the local hardware store propels Chris Landrum into a world of revenge, hate, and murder—hardly the peaceful outcome he had planned for his retirement on the small island of Folly Beach, South Carolina. Chris learned during his first year of retirement that friendships are more important than surf, sand, and the beauty of Charleston and South Carolina’s Low Country. When his friend, Larry, a retired ...
The Edge: A Folly Beach Mystery
Chris Landrum survived his first hurricane on Folly Beach, South Carolina, and breathed a sigh of relief. But, the sigh proved to be premature. Chris's peaceful retirement on the tiny barrier island goes from bad to worse when the body of an acquaintance is discovered. Deaths during a hurricane are not unusual, but when an arrow through the heart is the cause, everything changes. However, the killer has made one critical mistake. Chris's ...
Ghosts: A Folly Beach Mystery
Chris Landrum’s idyllic life of retirement on the South Carolina barrier island of Folly Beach just got turned upside down. After more than two decades, his ex-wife, Joan, calls to wish him a merry Christmas. He can tell she wants to tell him something more, but their conversation is cut short before he learns anything. Something’s up. A second call from Joan’s best friend delivers startling news. Joan’s husband has just been killed in ...
A Little Folly
St. Martin's Press
A witty and romantic novel of Regency love, family and appalling scandal, from a latter-day Jane Austen When their strait-laced, domineering father, Sir Clement Carnell, dies, Valentine throws open their Devonshire estate of Pennacombe to their fashionable cousins from London and Louisa feels free at last to reject the man Sir Clement wanted her to marry. Soon, the temptations of Regency London beckon, including the beautiful, scandalous, and ...
Broadway: The American Musical
Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon
Along with jazz and abstract expressionism, the Broadway musical is one of the few uniquely American art forms. A companion to the six-part PBS documentary series, BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is the first comprehensive history of the musical, from its roots at the turn of the 20th century through the smashing successes of the new millennium. The compelling, in-depth text is lavishly illustrated with a treasure trove of photographs, ...
St. John's Folly
Kathryn R. Wall
Bella Rosa Books
In this twelfth installment of the award-winning series set in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Bay Tanner finds herself at the center of her own mystery when she becomes the object of a stalker. The strange, almost childish messages appear at random and quickly escalate from mildly annoying to frightening. While her apparent admirer ramps up the pressure, the inquiry agency accepts a new client. Hub Danforth wants his aging uncle, owner of a ...
Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World
Paul S. Collins
The historical record crowns success. Those enshrined in its annals are men and women whose ideas, accomplishments, or personalities have dominated, endured, and most important of all, found champions. John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage , Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists , and Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets are classic celebrations of the greatest, the brightest, the eternally constellated. Paul Collins' Banvard's Folly is a ...
Decked with Folly
Berkley Pub Group 2010-11-02
Leach Publishing, 2013
Why should you know about Bipolar II disorder? Good question! Because it is the most common way that bipolar patients present for outpatient treatment. Because you and people you know might have it and not know it. Because these same people might not be correctly diagnosed or treated. And because they can have their lives ruined in a big way. Because your therapists, counselors and coaches may not be aware of the problems associated with ...
Matthew Lock Pridgen
Four Winds Books
FROM FOLLY is the amazing true story of a 21 year-old college student's survival in the ocean following a failed suicide attempt. Matthew's plan was to swim out as far as he could into the Atlantic Ocean so that even if he wanted to turn back at the last minute, it would be too late. Yet when the time came to drown himself, he recognized something that would change him forever. At the brink of death, he finally saw the value of ...
Debt and Delusion: Central Bank Follies That Threaten Economic Disaster
Penguin Books Ltd
There is an unexploded bomb in the global financial system, threatening to bring the greatest disruption to the lives of people since the Depression on the 1930s. This potential explosion has been created by dereliction of duty by the world's largest central banks, which have helped to create an unsustainable illusion of personal wealth and national prosperity, exposing the public to uninsurable risks in the process. This volume looks at how ...
A Disorderly Compendium of Golf: Wisdom, Folly, Rules, Truths, Trivia, and More
McClelland & Stewart
The ideal gift for every golfer — pros and duffers alike. The obsessive book about the obsessive game, and more fun to read than a green at Ballybunion. Written by two authors who have misspent their lives in thrall to the sport, A Disorderly Compendium of Golf digs into the odd, the fascinating, the historical, the random, the unexpected, and the curmudgeonly, and serves up hundreds of pages of lists, anecdotes, humour, surprises, and ...
So Much Sky: Essays on the fun and folly of living in the country
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
In her delicious collection of essays, So Much Sky , author Karen Weir-Jimerson offers up bite-sized gems that view modern life through a rural lens. Many of these pieces were originally published in the author's popular "Slow Lane" column for Country Home magazine, and seeing them here collected one is convinced that the column was aptly named. Time does indeed seem to slow as Weir-Jimerson lures us into a charming world of chirping ...
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she’s tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy—or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who ...
The Little Grey Men
Oxford University Press
Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, 2013
Welcome to the wonderful world of public education, as seen through the eyes of seasoned substitute teacher, Horton Hagardy. It's a time you might recall with great fondness if you were a student-a day to escape the oppressive existence of your everyday tormentors. If you're a substitute, however, these dark, funny, and often poignant stories, take you to a very real place. In Emil DeAndreis's new book, Beyond Folly, we are on the front lines ...
search for books
Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
CuteZCute Seaweed Nori Punch Series 2 Decorating Tool
impressum - about us