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Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales)
Dorothea Benton Frank

Berkley Trade, 2004

The New York Times bestseller—in paperback for the first time! Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island tells the unforgettable story of one woman's courageous journey toward truth. Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, ...
  
  











  



  
The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow, 2014

Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September. Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story. Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in ...
  
  











  



  
Loving Frank: A Novel
Nancy Horan

Ballantine Books, 2008

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed ...
  
  











  



  
Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie
Jon Ronson

Riverhead Hardcover, 2014

In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for ...
  
  











  



  
Porch Lights: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by ...
  
  











  



  
Being Frank
Donna W. Earnhardt

Flashlight Press, 2012

Frank follows the motto, "Honesty is the best policy." He tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Frank never lies to his schoolmates, he always tells the truth to adults, and he’s always honest with police officers. The balancing act of finding tact, that fine line between telling the truth and telling too much truth, is the main theme of this story, and it's very funny—although not necessarily to his friend Dotti whose ...
  
  











  



  
The Last Original Wife: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014

Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman's quest to find the love she deserves Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. But if losing her friends to tanned and toned young Barbie brides isn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to ...
  
  











  



  
Dangerous
Jacquelyn Frank

Zebra, 2014

Devon Candler is nothing like the helpless, vulnerable woman Liam expected when he agreed to provide security for her secluded Catskill Mountain estate. Yet her life is at risk. Her enemies monsters. Her secrets devastating. Liam Nash is a trained killer who takes no prisoners, fears no man. But to him this woman is seductively, devastatingly . . . dangerous.
  
  











  



  
The Frank Book
Jim Woodring

Fantagraphics, 2011

The definitive collection of Jim Woodring’s mysterious anthropomorph! Since 1991, Jim Woodring’s lusciously rendered, hypnotic fables have dazzled readers the world over, and the runaway success of the Frank-co-starring graphic novel Weathercraft and the first true Frank graphic novel Congress of the Animals have only whetted readers’ appetites for more. In honor of Frank’s 20th anniversary Fantagraphics is re-releasing the ...
  
  











  



  
Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale
Dorothea Benton Frank

Jove, 2001

Pat Conroy called Dorothea Benton Frank’s debut, Sullivan’s Island , “hilarious and wise,” while Anne Rivers Siddons declared that it “roars with life.” Now Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina—where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River… Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has ...
  
  











  



  
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas (For Kids series)
Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

Chicago Review Press, 2014

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America’s leading architect and his work   This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids , details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright’s Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties; his ...
  
  











  



  
Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011

“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.” —Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad The incomparable Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her latest Lowcountry Novel, Folly Beach . As she has with Lowcountry Summer , Return to Sullivans Island , Land of Mango Sunsets , and so many other delightful literal excursions to ...
  
  











  



  
Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Lucinda Franks

Sarah Crichton Books, 2014

"Words by the millions have been printed about you, but none have revealed your real life, your secret life—–which is that you belong to me."   In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, tells the intimate story of her marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, one of the great men of our time. After Lucinda interviewed Bob for The New York Times in 1973, the two ...
  
  











  



  
Lowcountry Summer (Plantation)
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011

“Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution Return to Tall Pines in the long-awaited sequel to Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved bestseller Plantation . Lowcountry Summer is the story of the changing anatomy of a family after the loss of its matriarch, sparkling with the ...
  
  











  



  
Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale (Lowcountry Tales)
Dorothea Benton Frank

Berkley, 2005

Pat Conroy has called her books “hilarious and wise”, noting that they are “funny, sexy and usually damp with sea water.” Anne Rivers Siddons said of Sullivans Island that it “roared with life.” Now Dorothea Benton Frank takes us back to the Lowcountry to introduce a whole new cast of characters whose lives will surely move your heart. Linda Breland has no experience managing a restaurant, but then neither did Brad Jackson, and ...
  
  











  



  
Winning in Both Leagues: Reflections from Baseball’s Front Office
J. Frank Cashen

University of Nebraska Press, 2014

In Winning in Both Leagues J. Frank Cashen looks back over his twenty-five-year career in baseball. Best known as the general manager of the New York Mets during their remaking and rise to glory in the 1980s, Cashen fills the pages with lively stories from his baseball tenure during the last half of the twentieth century. His career included a stint with the Baltimore Orioles of the late ’60s and ’70s, working with manager Earl Weaver and ...
  
  











  



  
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Jon Scieszka

Harry N. Abrams, 2014

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein . It will have kids laughing." —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid   “Dear Frank Einstein, Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978. Also a levitating skateboard. Tommy” —Tom Angleberger, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part ...
  
  











  



  
Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast
Mark Wilson

Gibbs Smith, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings on the West Coast have not been thoroughly covered in print until now. Between 1909 and 1959, Wright designed a total of 38 structures up and down the West Coast, from Seattle to Southern California. These include well-known structures such as the Marin County Civic Center and Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, and many lesser-known gems such as the 1909 Stewart House near Santa Barbara. MARK ANTHONY WILSON is an ...
  
  











  



  
Frank: The Voice
James Kaplan

Doubleday, 2010

Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs. Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twenti­eth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notori­ous in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles, Tina Brown for Diana, and Peter Guralnick for Elvis, James Kaplan ...
  
  











  



  
Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009

Her despicable husband left her for a lingerie model who's barely more than a teenager, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam Elizabeth Swanson can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own. Then Miriam meets a man named Harrison, who makes her laugh, makes her cry, and makes her feel like a brand-new woman. It's almost too much for ...
  
  











  








   



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