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15.10 - Be Our Guest

The first Tony Awards were held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1947.

Read a book where a hotel* is the location or center of the action of the book. *Hotel includes hotel, motel, inn, guest house, bed and breakfast, hostel, cruise ship or guest resort. The location must be significant to the book's plot or subject and be evident on the book's main page in the title, description, metadata, or first page reviews.


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 581 comments This is kind of a weird question...would a halfway house work?


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Shelby wrote: "This is kind of a weird question...would a halfway house work?"

Probably not, do you have a specific book in mind?


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 581 comments Yeah - A Sweet Man (The Men of Halfway House, #7) by Jaime Reese , thought it was worth a try. :)


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Shelby wrote: "Yeah - A Sweet Man (The Men of Halfway House, #7) by Jaime Reese, thought it was worth a try. :)"

Sorry, no, not guest lodging


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Pamela (pamela3265) | 981 comments Will The Glass Hotel work?


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Sarah | 144 comments How about a private house taking in lodgers, as in The Paying Guests?


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Pamela wrote: "Will The Glass Hotel work?"

That will work


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Sarah wrote: "How about a private house taking in lodgers, as in The Paying Guests?"

That looks like a landlord/tenant relationship not a hotel/guest


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♞ Pat Gent | 713 comments ?? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach ??

from the blurb
entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisiticated hotel has stalled, and that such amenities as water and electricity are . . . infrequent.


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♞ Pat wrote: "?? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach ??

from the blurb
entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of Engl..."


It is no longer a hotel but a retirement home.


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♞ Pat Gent | 713 comments Dlmrose wrote: "It is no longer a hotel but a retirement home ..."

Ok, thanks!


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Mel | 57 comments Would this book work: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?

Thanks in advance for checking!


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Mel wrote: "Would this book work: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?

Thanks in advance for checking!"


Yes, that works


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Deedee | 2135 comments Would The Aspern Papers work for this one? Our main character he rents a room in a decaying Venetian villa . I haven't read the novel yet, but it appears our main character remains in his rented room for the duration of the novel. Thanks!


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Deedee wrote: "Would The Aspern Papers work for this one? Our main character he rents a room in a decaying Venetian villa . I haven't read the novel yet, but it appears our main character remains i..."

It sounds like "rented room" would be landlord/tenant relationship not a hotel/guest


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Deedee | 2135 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Deedee wrote: "Would The Aspern Papers work for this one? Our main character he rents a room in a decaying Venetian villa . I haven't read the novel yet, but it appears our main chara..."
OK I'll look for another book for this task. Thanks for the quick response.


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Margie Asking if The Castle on Sunset Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy would work. It's about the hotel Chateau Marmont, but it is non-fiction.

Thanks


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3872 comments Would either of these work:
Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum, #13.5) by Janet Evanovich
Most of the action takes place in/around a hotel/casino in Atlantic City


// OR //

The Odds A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
Takes place mostly in a hotel/casino in Niagara Falls


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Margie wrote: "Asking if The Castle on Sunset Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy would work. It's about the hotel Chateau Marmont, but it is non-fiction.

Thanks"


sure


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Book Concierge wrote: "Would either of these work:
Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum, #13.5) by Janet Evanovich
Most of the action takes place in/around a hotel/casino in Atlantic City


// OR //

The Odds A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
Takes pla..."


They look more like casino settings. Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum, #13.5) by Janet Evanovich might work if the hotel setting is significant.


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Margie Dlmrose wrote: "Margie wrote: "Asking if The Castle on Sunset Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy would work. It's about the hotel Chateau Marmont, but it is no..."

Thanks!


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