The Dinner List

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Author: Rebecca Serle

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1760635731

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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'We've been waiting for an hour.' That's what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That's the thing I think first. Not, Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed. What if your dream dinner party were to actually happen? For New Yorker Sabrina, fantasy becomes reality when she arrives at her thirtieth-birthday celebration to find not only her best friend but also her long-dead father, her admired philosophy professor, the love of her life - and silver-screen icon Audrey Hepburn. Unbelievable though this may seem, as the wine and conversation start to flow it becomes clear that these individuals have each played a crucial role in the course Sabrina's life has taken - and that they have come together at this moment in time for a reason... Follow Sabrina over one evening and ten years as she grapples with the definition of romance, the expectations of love - and how to navigate her way to happiness in this bittersweet romance for our times. 'wistful, delicious, romantic, magical' Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author

The Maxworth Chronicle

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Author: Patricia Randall

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504914724

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Thalia has inherited the weekly newspaper, the Maxworth Chronicle, after her father's death. Her first big story recounts the assassination of President McKinley. Luckily for her, her mother, visiting from St. Louis, has actually met the young Roosevelt and can provide some personal memories of his unique personality. As the year goes on, Thalia and the citizens of Maxworth have to deal with a crime spree and a church social ends with an attempted robbery. Later, Thalia visits her mother in St. Louis for Christmas and learns a bit of a mystery about her relatives. Maxworth's Harvest Festival celebration ends with a big bang. And the final shattering secret is revealed only hours before the biggest event of Thalia's life.

The Dinner Diaries

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Author: Betsy Block

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565126467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 261

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"I'd always thought food was pretty straightforward: you're hungry, you eat; you're not, you don't. Then I became a mother." So begins Betsy Block's humorous, life-changing book on the ultimate of all makeovers: improving the family meal. But how is her plan even possible when eleven-year old Zack's favorite food is Halloween candy; little Maya is so picky that she'll only eat cut squares of white bread; and her husband's idea of a gift is an electric fryer? Determined not to give up the good-food fight, Betsy comes up with a creative ten-step makeover plan. She consults experts, visits farms, and shows how she and her family manage the pitfalls, struggles, and triumphs of eating well when busy schedules, surreptitious lunch trades, snack machines, permissive grandparents, and willful temptations intervene. With helpful charts, food lists, recipes, tips, and suggested culinary and farm programs for kids, The Dinner Diaries chronicles one family's intrepid ten-month challenge to change the way they eat—one forkful at a time.

Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0

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Author: Rob Conery,Scott Hanselman,Phil Haack,Scott Guthrie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470549238

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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This book begins with you working along as Scott Guthrie builds a complete ASP.NET MVC reference application. He begins NerdDinner by using the File->New Project menu command within Visual Studio to create a new ASP.NET MVC Application. You'll then incrementally add functionality and features. Along the way you’ll cover how to create a database, build a model layer with business rule validations, implement listing/details data browsing, provide CRUD (Create, Update, Delete) data form entry support, implement efficient data paging, reuse UI using master pages and partials, secure the application using authentication and authorization, use AJAX to deliver dynamic updates and interactive map support, and implement automated unit testing. From there, the bulk of the rest of the book begins with the basic concepts around the model view controller pattern, including the little history and the state of the MVC on the web today. We'll then go into the ways that MVC is different from ASP.NET Web Forms. We'll explore the structure of a standard MVC application and see what you get out of the box. Next we dig deep into routing and see the role URLs play in your application. We'll deep dive into controllers and views and see what role the Ajax plays in your applications. The last third of the book focuses entirely on advanced techniques and extending the framework. In some places, we assume that you're somewhat familiar with ASP.NET WebForms, at least peripherally. There are a lot of ASP.NET WebForms developers out there who are interested in ASP.NET MVC so there are a number of places in this book where we contrast the two technologies. Even if you're not already an ASP.NET developer, you might still find these sections interesting for context, as well as for your own edification as ASP.NET MVC may not be the web technology that you're looking for.

The Dinner Club

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Author: Sapper

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755116755

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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A fascinating collection of tales related by members of a select club consisting of an actor, a barrister, doctor, soldier, writer and an 'ordinary man'. Each is obliged to entertain his fellows and relate a story connected with his work - the penalty being a donation to a charity should the others doze off. Readers will suffer no such danger.

Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

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Author: Sue Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470502088

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Presents guidelines and advice for planning and implementing a proper and efficient wedding, focusing on practical logistics and tricky situations including ceremony protocol, reception mangement, and financial responsibilities.

The Shattered Raven

A Novel

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Author: Edward D. Hoch

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049980708

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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At a gathering of the nation’s foremost mystery authors, death takes the stage Dozens die each year for the sake of the annual Mystery Writers of America banquet. Heiresses are poisoned, captains of industry are stabbed, and private detectives are gunned down in the street. To mystery authors, these fictional murders are nothing but good fun. But at the annual presentation of the MWA’s prestigious Edgar and Raven awards, real-life death is about to intrude. Ross Craigthorn’s nightly news program has made him one of the most well-respected men in the country, but deep in his past lies a terrible secret—one he shares with only a few others. They have done their best to forget their long-ago crime, but when Craigthorn decides to come clean, his old accomplice knows that the time has come for murder. When a room full of mystery authors witnesses a killing, which of them will have the nerve to play detective?