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A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
  • Description: This is the true story of a trip to the beach that never ends. It's about a husband and wife who escape civilization to build ...

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    Releasedate: 2001-11-20T00:00:01Z

    Isbn: 9780609807484

    Manufacturer: Three Rivers Press

    Publisher: Three Rivers Press

    Productgroup: Book

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A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
  • Description: This is the true story of a trip to the beach that never ends. It's about a husband and wife who escape civilization to build ...

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    Releasedate: 2001-11-20T00:00:01Z

    Isbn: 9780609807484

    Manufacturer: Three Rivers Press

    Publisher: Three Rivers Press

    Productgroup: Book

    Attributestudio: Three Rivers Press

    Label: Three Rivers Press

    Binding: Paperback

    Studio: Three Rivers Press

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This is the true story of a trip to the beach that never ends. It's about a husband and wife who escape civilization to build a small restaurant on an island paradise -- and discover that even paradise has its pitfalls. It's a story filled with calamities and comedy, culinary disasters and triumphs, and indelible portraits of people who live and work on a sliver of beauty set in the Caribbean Sea. It's about the maddening, exhausting, outlandish complications of trying to live the simple life -- and the joy that comes when you somehow pull it off.The story begins when Bob and Melinda Blanchard sell their successful Vermont food business and decide, perhaps impulsively, to get away from it all. Why not open a beach bar and grill on Anguilla, their favorite Caribbean island? One thing leads to another and the little grill turns into an enchanting restaurant that quickly draws four-star reviews and a celebrity-studded clientele eager for Melinda's delectable cooking. Amid the frenetic pace of the Christmas "high season," the Blanchards and their kitchen staff -- Clinton and Ozzie, the dancing sous-chefs; Shabby, the master lobster-wrangler; Bug, the dish-washing comedian -- come together like a crack drill team. And even in the midst of hilarious pandemonium, there are moments of bliss.As the Blanchards learn to adapt to island time, they become ever more deeply attached to the quirky rhythms and customs of their new home. Until disaster strikes: Hurricane Luis, a category-4 storm with two-hundred-mile-an-hour gusts, devastates Anguilla. Bob and Melinda survey the wreckage of their beloved restaurant and wonder whether leaving Anguilla, with its innumerable challenges, would be any easier than walking out on each other. Affectionate, seductive, and very funny, A Trip to the Beach is a love letter to a place that becomes both home and escape.
Categories Memoirs , Culinary , Travelers & Explorers , Historical Study & Educational Resources , Travel , Travel Writing , General
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Dimensions (LxWxH) 0.05'' x 0.01'' x 0.08''
0.1 cm x 0 cm x 0.2 cm
Weight 0.008 lb (0.003 kg)
Package size (LxWxH) 8'' x 5.1'' x 0.7''
20.3 cm x 13 cm x 1.8 cm
0.65 lb (0.295 kg)
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ReleaseDate 2001-11-20T00:00:01Z
ISBN 9780609807484
Manufacturer Three Rivers Press
Publisher Three Rivers Press
ProductGroup Book
AttributeStudio Three Rivers Press
Label Three Rivers Press
Binding Paperback
Studio Three Rivers Press
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