books about: follies
Fatso: Football When Men Were Really Men
Arthur J., Jr. Donovan
William Morrow & Co
AUTOGRAPHED, stated First Edition with full numberline. Price-clipped dustjacket shows light wear but no chips, tears. Hardcover. Boards are clean and square. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. Great gift for the football fanatic. Collectible.
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 ...
One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood
When it comes to interiors style, antiques, and Southern vernacular architecture, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time. Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades ...
Folly Beach Dances
Sheree K. Nielsen
Russell A. Nielsen
Ocean Spirit Photography, a division of Ocean Spirit, LLC
"Folly Beach Dances evokes beautiful imagery, touching on all the senses." ~ Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Return to Tradd Street ~ A day spent on the beach is a universally relaxing and joyful experience. In their new 'healing' coffee table book, Folly Beach Dances - The Infinite Rhythms of a South Carolina Seashore, husband-and-wife duo Sheree K. and Russell A. Nielsen, will transport readers back to the beach to reclaim ...
Missing: A Folly Beach Mystery
Sixty-year-old 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 ...
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 ...
The Luck Uglies
Strange things are happening in Village Drowning, and a terrifying encounter has eleven-year-old Rye O'Chanter convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned. Now Rye's only hope is an exiled secret society so notorious its name can't be spoken aloud: the Luck Uglies. As Rye dives into Village Drowning's maze of secrets, rules, and lies, she'll discover the truth behind the village's legends of outlaws and beasts . . ...
Bell Bridge Books, 2014
He may not be Mr. Mom, but he could be Mr. Perfect. One burned-out lawyer applying to work as a nanny. One stressed-out single mom desperate for help. Two kidlets looking for a daddy. Crazy? But they might just make a family. Molly's eyes took another quick sweep of him. Gorgeous. But she needed a nanny not a a stud, and she needed one today. "This isn't a joke? You're serious about this job?" He nodded. Molly reviewed her ...
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 ...
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 ...
Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet
Three Rivers Press
This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, the best-known man you’ve never heard of, is an eyewitness history of the heart of the last century—enlivened with personal glimpses of luminaries from William Faulkner and Martha Graham to Judy Garland and Leontyne Price—and a pitch-perfect addition to the Southern literary tradition that has critics cheering. In his 76 years, Eugene Walter ate of “the ripened heart of life,” to quote a ...
Four Winds Books, 2011
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 life.
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 ...
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 ...
The Little Grey Men
Oxford University Press
Decked with Folly
Berkley Pub Group 2010-11-02
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 ...
A Little Folly
AudioGO Ltd., 2010
Sir Clement Carnell was the most domineering and strait-laced of fathers, and his death has left his grown children, Louisa and Valentine, with a sense of release. While Valentine throws open the Devonshire estate of Pennacombe to their fashionable cousins from London, Louisa feels free at last to reject the man her father chose as her prospective husband - Pearce Lynley. Soon the temptations of Regency London beckon - including Lady Harriet ...
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 ...
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