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The Resource By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank

By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank

Label
By invitation only : a novel
Title
By invitation only
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents are throwing a barbecue to celebrate her son's engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride's father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker and one of Chicago's celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. Meanwhile, mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, who dabbles in public relations and believes herself deserving of every square inch of her multimillion-dollar penthouse and imaginary Carrara marble pedestal, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons. Soon, and nearly a thousand miles away from her comfortable, familiar world, Diane feels the antithesis of the bright lights and super-sophisticated guests attending her son Fred's second engagement party. Why a second party? Maybe it had been assumed that the first one wouldn't be up to snuff? Fred is marrying Shelby Cambria, also an only child. The Cambrias' dearest wish is for their daughter to be happy. If Shelby wants to marry Frederick, aka Fred, they will not stand in her way -- although Susan does hope her friends won't think her daughter is marrying more than a few degrees beneath her socially. At the same time, Diane worries that her son will be lost to her forever. These two very different worlds -- of limousines and pickup trucks, caviars and pigs, skyscrapers and ocean spray -- feature a cast of characters who all have something to hide and a lot to learn. A difference in legal opinions, a headlong dive from grace, and an abrupt twist will reveal the truth of who they are, and demonstrate what kind of grit they have. Are they living the life they want? What regrets do they hold? And how would they remake their lives if they were given the invitation to do so?
Summary
A young, sophisticated Chicago woman falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina, and trades the bustle of cosmopolitan city life for the vagaries of a small Southern community
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657905
Cataloging source
M$K
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R3338
LC item number
B95 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6089901
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780062873521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020586472
Label
By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6089901
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780062873521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020586472

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