The Hotel Riviera

Author: Elizabeth Adler
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429901215
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American Lola Laforet was swept away in a whirlwind wedding and found herself the chef/owner of the Hotel Riviera. Her life seemed to be a dream come true. But then her husband disappeared one day with nothing more than a wave goodbye. Six months later, Jack Ferrar, an American ex-pat living on his boat, drops anchor in Lola's harbor and teaches her the true meaning of attraction. When various shady people-all claiming ownership of the Hotel Riviera-and the police appear, Lola and Jack have to track down the mysterious Patrick. And along the way, they fall in love. With great food, wonderful sensuality, and lush scenery, Elizabeth Adler holds you under her spell and transports you to one of the most romantic places on earth.

The Lyons

Author: Nicky Silver
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367261
Size: 79.56 MB
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"Comedy nirvana . . . satisfyingly mean and funny."—New York Post "Without sacrificing his mordant wit or bleak worldview, this distinctive dramatist shows a new maturity and empathy in."?The New York Times "Nicky Silver's terrific play is filled with moments when you can't stop laughing even though the circumstances indicate you really shouldn't. . . . A wonderful little riff on family dysfunction."?Associated Press "Silver finds plenty of fresh bite, and the sheer savagery of his observation here is breathtaking. Watching it brings the dueling sensations of wicked mirth and squirming discomfort at being trapped in the hell of someone else's family horrors. That these are exaggerations of our own is what gives the play its teeth."—The Hollywood Reporter This vicious, hilarious black comedy opened on Broadway in April 2012 to rave reviews. Nicky Silver, that "strange progeny of a coupling between Mr. Neil Simon and Edward Albee" (The New York Times), has cornered the market on deliciously savage dysfunctional family comedies. Following an acclaimed run Off-Broadway, this intimate and frightening examination of how we cope with loneliness and disappointment currently delights audiences on Broadway. Rita Lyons is the matriarch of a family facing a major crossroads. Her husband, Ben, is dying and her grown children are struggling. As the family gathers in Ben's hospital room, they discover that they're as terrified of being together as they are of being alone.

Soft Horizons

Author: Sue Steward
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg
ISBN: 9783868282238
Size: 66.85 MB
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Magic installations in sparse, unforgiving landscapes echo the aesthetic of surrealists such as René Magritte.

Stanley Kubrick

Author: John Baxter
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ISBN: 9780006384458
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That Stanley Kubrick has maintained his mystique for nearly forty years is both a tribute to his exceptional powers as a film-maker and a consequence of his decision to live and work on his own terms, whatever the price. For decades his films have distilled the essence of the age - from 'Paths of glory' (1957), 'Lolita' (1962), 'Dr. Strangelove' (1964) and '2001 - A space Odyssey' (1968) to 'A clockwork orange' (1971), 'Barry Lyndon' (1975), 'The Shining' (1980) and 'Full metal jacket' (1987). With his latest film ('Eyes wide shut'), Kubrick has added to the gallery of indelible images that will last as long as the cinema. With the help of actors, writers, directors, technicians and childhood friends, John Baxter offers an account of Kubrick's extraordinary life and work.