A Small Hotel

A Small Hotel

A Small Hotel

A SMALL HOTEL A new novel from Suanne Laqueur, author of The Fish Tales An American Family. A World War. A First Love. A Small Hotel. It’s the summer of 1941. Europe is at war, but New York's Thousand Islands are at the height of the tourist season. Kennet Fiskare, son of a hotel proprietor, is having the summer of a lifetime, having fallen deeply in love with a Swedish-Brazilian guest named Astrid Virtanen. But the affair is cut short and the young lovers permanently parted, first by Astrid’s family obligations, then by America’s entry into the war. The rigors of military life help dull his heartache, but when Kennet’s battalion reaches France, he is thrown into the crucible of front line combat. As his unit crosses Europe, from the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, Kennet falls into a different kind of love: the intense camaraderie between soldiers. It's a bond fierce yet fragile, vital yet expendable, here today and gone tomorrow. Sustained by his friendships, Kennet both witnesses and commits the unthinkable atrocities of warfare, altering his view of the world and himself. To the point where a second chance with Astrid in peacetime might be the most terrifying and consequential battle he’s ever fought. With her signature blend of soul-stirring prose and emotional complexity, Laqueur takes readers on a journey through events that shape an American family’s weakest moments and finest hours. A Small Hotel illuminates the experience of ordinary people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, and their once-in-a-generation camaraderie, courage and resiliency. It’s a novel for the world, a heartbreaking, uplifting story of family, love and human endurance.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Suanne Laqueur
Publisher : Cathedral Rock Press
Release : 2021-07-10
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9781737264965


A Small Hotel

A Small Hotel

Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after twenty-four years of marriage. The book begins on the day that the Hays are to finalize their divorce. Kelly is due to be in court, but instead she drives from her home in Pensacola, Florida, across the panhandle to New Orleans and checks into Room 303 at the Olivier House in the city’s French Quarter—the hotel where she and Michael fell in love some twenty-five years earlier and where she now finds herself about to make a decision that will forever affect her, Michael, and their nineteen-year-old daughter, Samantha. An intelligent, deeply moving, and remarkably written portrait of a relationship that reads as a cross between a romance novel and a literary page turner, A Small Hotel is a masterful story that will remind readers once again why Robert Olen Butler has been called the “best living American writer” (Jeff Guinn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Robert Olen Butler
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2011-08-06
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780802195647


So You Want To Buy A Small Hotel

So You Want To Buy A Small Hotel

So You Want to Buy a Small Hotel! is written with humor and tells it like it is, warts and all, the good things and the nightmares about running a hotel—the dream (with the nightmares!) lived for 11 years at the Rosebank Hotel in the Scottish Borders. It’s a ‘how-to’ book with a difference, anecdotal, full of practical, step-by-step advice, with warnings about pitfalls—a buyer’s hotel guide for dummies! Reading this book will give you practical insights into what it is really like to own a small hotel and enable you to decide whether running a small hotel is for you.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Joanne Muller
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2001-09-14
Total Pages : 204 Pages
ISBN : 9781469703114


Secrets Of A Small Hotel

Secrets Of A Small Hotel

Secrets of a Small Hotel is the on-going story of adventures taking place in the Hotel Marcel in Paris near the Eiffel Tower, a sequel to the original There's a Small Hotel, published in 2014. The narrator, an attractive American widow in her 60s, returns to find much has changed, not only in the lives of apartment residents across the street, but within the Hotel Marcel itself. She encounters a deceptive English woman involved in art fraud; a young African-American in search of his father; even a violent murder, partially seen by the narrator from her balcony. She also finds an unexpected and exciting romantic liaison, and witnesses the opening of a grand, new hotel next door, named The Majestic. Secrets of a Small Hotel takes place in the month of May in Paris. The narrator determines to come back again to the Hotel Marcel at Christmas, her adventures to be continued in a new book titled, The Hotel Next Door.

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Author : Elizabeth Cooke
Publisher : Abbott Press
Release : 2014-11-24
Total Pages : 157 Pages
ISBN : 9781458218223


There S A Small Hotel

There S A Small Hotel

"There's a Small Hotel" is a novel set in the Hotel Marcel in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. The narrator, an attractive American woman in her 60s, can see over the treetops from her balcony, a row of apartments, that when lighted from within at night, reveal vignettes of French domesticity, involving love affairs, violent dinner parties, fisticuffs, and the police. She becomes involved with the personalities within the hotel and across the street, and thrills to an unusual and exciting Paris sojourn.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Elizabeth Cooke
Publisher : Abbott Press
Release : 2014-07-10
Total Pages : 139 Pages
ISBN : 9781458216809


The Little Hotel

The Little Hotel

‘One of Australia’s greatest novelists puts together...a crew as sad, funny and perverse as any ever gathered.’ Time After the Second World War, bizarre characters from across the ruined continent have gathered at the ‘fourth-rate’ Hotel Swiss-Touring by Lake Geneva. Some are residents, while other guests have come for the season. In the claustrophobic atmosphere of the little hotel, their eccentricities and their desperation—their jealousies and vindictiveness—are all too apparent. First published in 1973, shortly before Christina Stead’s return to Australia, The Little Hotel is a sharp, witty satire of changing lives in postwar Europe. Christina Stead was born in 1902 in Sydney. Stead’s first books, The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney, were published in 1934 to positive reviews in England and the United States. Her fourth work, The Man Who Loved Children, has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ by Jonathan Franzen, among others. In total, Stead wrote almost twenty novels and short-story collections. Stead returned to Australia in 1969 after forty years abroad for a fellowship at the Australian National University. She resettled permanently in Australia in 1974 and was the first recipient of the Patrick White Award that year. Christina Stead died in Sydney in 1983, aged eighty. She is widely considered to be one of the most influential Australian authors of the twentieth century. ‘This neat little volume will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction with a good dose of satire. Classic fiction from an award-winning Australian author.’ BookMooch ‘How to describe it? It’s like a meteorite from Krypton landed on Ozlit’s bindi-eye-riddled lawn, greenly glowing. Or perhaps a mosaic of imagined intimacies...Stead is a recording angel of the threadbare European middle class of the postwar years.’ Saturday Paper ‘In this highly confined setting, Stead creates a busy mini-Europe of petty and poignant crises, or perhaps a molehill of The Magic Mountain. This is an excellent place for the Stead novice to begin enjoying her artistry.’ STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Christina Stead
Publisher : Text Publishing
Release : 2016-10-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781925410167


Leaving Small S Hotel

Leaving Small S Hotel

At Small’s, on a little island off Long Island, Albertine runs the hotel while Peter works quietly on his memoirs, but the future of the hotel, and of every gift Peter dreams of giving Albertine, is in jeopardy. Business has fallen off and the old hotel is falling down. Bills are mounting. Foreclosure looms. What Peter does to save the hotel, his marriage, and possibly his life involves storytelling, friendship, memory, electrical contraptions, and great, abiding love. • “Kraft’s take on the national experience is thoughtful,disturbing, and unlike that of any other American writer.” — Anthony Brandt, Men’s Journal • “Each apparently innocent anecdote chimes with Kraft’s broader theme of the imagined life, of its thrilling, enhancing, and ultimately dangerous connection to the real.” — Claire Messud, Newsday • “A wonderful matryoshka of a novel . . . with just the sort of spectacular intricacy that makes a business fail and a novel fly.” — The New Yorker • LENGTH: novel

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Eric Kraft
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2012-11-05
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781300376453


France

France

An independently inspected English-language accommodation guide to small and charming hotels in France.

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Genre : France
Author : Fiona Duncan
Publisher :
Release : 2015-03-19
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 0957575971


How To Open A Financially Successful Bed Breakfast Or Small Hotel

How To Open A Financially Successful Bed Breakfast Or Small Hotel

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Sharon L. Fullen
Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
Release : 2016-08-18
Total Pages : 382 Pages
ISBN : 9781620230800


Buying And Running A Guesthouse Or Small Hotel 2nd Edition

Buying And Running A Guesthouse Or Small Hotel 2nd Edition

This book will lead you through the entire process and help you with all the decisions you'll need to make along the way, such as researching your market; setting your objectives and making a plan; finding the right property; cooking and menu planning; dealing with reservations, reception and billing; purchasing and serving delicious food and wine; managing your cash flow and accounts; and creating the WOW factor. Contents: 1. Substantiating the Dream; 2. Which Property and Which Business Format?; 3. Getting Started; 4. Setting Your Standard;5. Reservations and Reception; 6. Food and Beverage; 7. Housekeeping Issues; 8. Marketing and Advertising; 9. Bookkeeping and Financial Aspects; 10. Ancillary Departments; 11.Staffing; Appendix; Index

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Dan Marshall
Publisher : How To Books
Release : 2014-04-17
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781845285951