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The Resource By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (Hoopla electronic resource)

By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (Hoopla electronic resource)

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By invitation only : a novel
Title
By invitation only
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son's engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride's father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago's celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. While the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, who dabbles in the world of 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 By Invitation Only zooms to Chicago, where the unraveling accelerates. Nearly a thousand miles away from her comfortable, familiar world, Diane is 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 Cambria's 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. By Invitation Only is a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple the privileged daughter of Chicago's creme de la creme and the son of hard -working Southern peach farmers. Dorothea Benton Frank offers a funny, sharp, and deeply empathetic novel of two very different worlds of limousines and pickup trucks, caviars and pigs, skyscrapers and ocean spray filled with a delightful 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, when it truly counts, 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? By Invitation Only is classic Dorothea Benton Frank a mesmerizing Lowcountry Tale that roars with spirit, humor, and truth, and forces us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be a Have or a Have Not
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Courtney Patterson & Susan Bennett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Patterson, Courtney
  • Bennett, Susan
  • hoopla digital
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  • City and town life
  • Weddings
  • Rich people
  • Social conflict
  • Families
  • South Carolina
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (Hoopla electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 25 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780062849014
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
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12069003
Publisher number
MWT12069003
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
By invitation only : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 25 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062849014
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12069003
Publisher number
MWT12069003
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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