The Unexpected Everything

When a scandal surrounding her father upsets all her carefully laid plans for her future, Andie must learn to accept a new relationship with her father and to embrace a little chaos in her life.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481404547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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When a scandal surrounding her father upsets all her carefully laid plans for her future, Andie must learn to accept a new relationship with her father and to embrace a little chaos in her life.


The Unexpected Everything

My mom would be downstairs, and my dad, too, both of them waiting for me, and everything else that had happened had just been a nightmare, the worst kind of ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481404563

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 528

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Andie must learn to embrace the beauty in chaos in this New York Times bestselling novel about friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie has her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

Histories of the Unexpected

In Histories of the Unexpected, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians - but via ...

Author: Sam Willis

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786494159

Category: History

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In this fascinating and original new book, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians - but via entirely unexpected subjects. You will find out here how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of bubbles is all about the French Revolution. And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans? Histories of the Unexpected not only presents a new way of thinking about the past, but also reveals the everyday world around us as never before.

Unexpected Everything

Together, they embark on a journey of friendship, hope, and family.And maybe, just maybe, the unexpected will become everything."True love never waits."

Author: Alexis Rae

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ISBN: 9780648513803

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"I'm so sorry I'm late, angel. Traffic was a nightmare."Willow Lewis had almost expected to hear those words from the man she'd shared the last five years with. Almost.This voice didn't belong to him though. It belonged to a man who would forever change the course of her life.Nathan Wolf watched the lonely woman look at her watch time and time again, his heart breaking for a stranger whose date would never come.Putting aside his own emotions, he chose to sit down across from the woman who would alter everything he'd ever known.While a web of lies, deceit and trouble weave their way around them, Willow and Nathan attempt to break free, to start anew. Together, they embark on a journey of friendship, hope, and family.And maybe, just maybe, the unexpected will become everything."True love never waits."

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Praise for Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour "Funny and heartwarming, we love Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" - Bliss "Strong literary romance, this is an ideal summer read choice" - The Bookseller "A near perfect summer read" - Publisher ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147116389X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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From the author of Since You've Been Gone and The Unexpected Everything comes a dreamy story of summer romance and finding yourself, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen Charlie Grant tries to keep her life as normal as possible. Hanging out with her best friend, pining for Jesse Foster - who she’s loved since she was twelve - and generally flying under the radar as much as she can. But sometimes normal is just another word for stuck, and this weekend that's all going to change. Not only will everyone be back home for her sister’s wedding, but she’s also juggling: - a rented dog that just won't stop howling - an unexpectedly hot wedding-coordinator’s nephew - her favourite brother bringing home his HORRIBLE new girlfriend - fear that her parents’ marriage is falling apart - and the return to town of the boy she’s loved practically all her life… Over the course of four days Charlie will learn there's so much more to each member of her family than she imagined, even herself, and that maybe letting go of the things she's been holding on tightest to can help her find what really keeps them together. Praise for Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour "Funny and heartwarming, we love Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" - Bliss "Strong literary romance, this is an ideal summer read choice" - The Bookseller "A near perfect summer read" - Publisher's Weekly, starred review And Second Chance Summer... "Absolutely huge recommendation. Matson has become my favourite contemporary author." The Bookbag "Heart-wrenching and beautifully portrayed" Prettybooks And Since You've Been Gone... "A heartwarming story of loss, taking risks, new beginnings and self-discovery along the journey" - The Guardian

Expect the Unexpected

The biggest misunderstanding about psychic mediums is that we know everything, or should know everything. Trust me, i've heard all the jokes.

Author: Bill Philipps

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684962

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

View: 751

Love Reaches Us in Many Ways With testimonies from everyday men and women, celebrities, business leaders, and one-time skeptics, Expect the Unexpected is an honest firsthand account of how spirits communicate with Bill Philipps, why he believes they chose him to do this, and how he works with them to ultimately convey their messages. As Philipps confirms, it is normal to ask questions about what happens to our loved ones after death and to hope to reconnect with them. He offers insight and suggestions to help you ask for and receive signs with or without a medium and shows why he is convinced that readings always contain the possibility for love, peace, healing, and hope.

Take Me Home Tonight

. . Also by Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour Second Chance Summer Since You've Been Gone Unexpected Everything Save the Date

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471163911

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Ferris Bueller meets Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist in this fun-filled romp through the city that never sleeps, from the New York Times-bestselling author of Since You've Been Gone. Two girls. One night. ZERO PHONES. Kat and Stevie – best friends, theatre kids, polar opposites – have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. The plan is simple: see a play, eat at NYC’s hottest restaurant and have the best night ever! What isn't in the plan: Lost phones. A massive fight. A Pomeranian named Brad. Losing each other. Now, alone in New York City without money or phones, Kat and Stevie have to figure out what to do next. But there's a dog to return, a reservation to make, a party to crash and a very cute boy to kiss. And if they manage to do all that, they might just find their way back to each other before the clock in Grand Central strikes midnight . . . Also by Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour Second Chance Summer Since You've Been Gone Unexpected Everything Save the Date

Three Short Stories Death by Rabbit The Unexpected Selling God

Death by Rabbit, the Unexpected, Selling God Matt Allman. I understand, but I'm not. OK, Mark. By “all that exists,” I mean everything that there is— like ...

Author: Eve Adams; Penelope James

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450043852

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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The stories in Three Short Stories are offshoots of the two novels To Bind Fast and Four People on a Marsh. The three stories are about the further experiences and growth of the two main characters in those novels as they search to make sense of the world in which they find themselves. They never find their universe to be without surprises, sometimes horrendous, and sometimes delightful; but they continually find that universe to be very quiet, perhaps silent, when it comes to values and directions for living. And they wonder if it isn’t more hostile than friendly.

The Unexpected Leader

Iesha Small's 'The Unexpected Leader: Exploring the real nature of values, authenticity and moral purpose in education' is for school leaders who want to make a difference but feel they aren't obvious leadership material.This is a book ...

Author: Iesha Small

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781353158

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Iesha Small's 'The Unexpected Leader: Exploring the real nature of values, authenticity and moral purpose in education' is for school leaders who want to make a difference but feel they aren't obvious leadership material.This is a book about people. A book that humanises school leaders and tells their stories. A book in which school leaders reveal their authentic selves and their journeys to leadership. Iesha set about writing 'The Unexpected Leader' as a senior leader who looked around and struggled to find role models whose experiences she could learn from. She wanted to speak honestly with like-minded individuals about being what others didn't expect in a leadership package - introverted, unassuming, open about their mental health. Iesha did, however, manage to identify and interview nine such school leaders - and in this book she relates their stories alongside her own, in words and photographs, to explore how thinking or acting differently need not be a barrier to school leadership, but can actually prove to be an invaluable asset. In doing so she shatters the myths and conventional ideas around who/what makes a good school leader, and champions a more humane brand of leadership which is true to the individual and still benefits the students and staff they serve. Furthermore, Iesha offers insights into themes such as imposter syndrome, integrity, failure and ambition, and frames them in relation to her own leadership journey in order to empower and encourage all leaders - including leaders-in-waiting - to step up and set out on their own individual pathways.Each chapter starts by inviting you, the reader, to consider your own circumstances and feelings, before Iesha's own experience is briefly outlined so you know you aren't alone. This is followed by an exploration of the leadership journey of the interviewed school leader, featuring key episodes that delve into how they have taken ownership of their professional and personal lives. The transferrable lessons and practical takeaways from their experiences are then discussed in order to guide you towards more effective leadership, while being unashamedly who you are. Finally, each chapter concludes with a final message or thought from the school leader in question.Suitable for anybody in or aspiring to school leadership.

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Unexpected

All the embarrassing, gross, and often times hilarious things that happen during pregnancy are usually swept under the rug to fit into a formal and less scary approach. If this is your first baby, you probably have no idea what to expect!

Author: Lindsey Barton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781726891011

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Page: 110

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Why is it that there are a million books out there for pregnant women, but none of them talk about the real stuff that goes down while growing a human? All the embarrassing, gross, and often times hilarious things that happen during pregnancy are usually swept under the rug to fit into a formal and less scary approach. If this is your first baby, you probably have no idea what to expect! And even if this isn't your first baby, it is easy to forget all the details that happened during your first pregnancy. Lindsey's book, Unexpected: Everything They Don't Tell you About Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Life With a Newborn, covers everything you need to know that other books just don't talk about. Her hilarious advice and personal experience will walk you through every step of this journey and reassures you that you aren't alone. She did all the hard work for you so you don't have to ask the mortifying questions or Google all the weird things that happen to your body during pregnancy. She even covers what to expect in the hospital and after you bring your baby home. Fear not Mama, you're about to get the low down on everything you really need to know!

High Risk Stories of Pregnancy Birth and the Unexpected

And they're almost entirely right: everything is, probably, fine. If expectant parents aren't going to do anything to make that “probably” into a ...

Author: Chavi Eve Karkowsky

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 163149502X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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A doctor’s revelatory account of pregnancy and the complexity of reproductive life—and everything we lose when we don’t speak honestly about women’s health. “My work offers a window into the darkest and lightest corners of people’s lives, into the extremes of human experience,” writes Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky in High Risk, her timely and unflinching account of working in maternal-fetal medicine—that branch of medicine that concerns high-risk pregnancies. Whether offering insight into the rise in home births, the alarming rise in America’s maternal mortality rate, or the history of involuntary sterilization, Karkowsky offers a window into all that pregnancy, labor, and birth can entail—birth and joy, but also challenge and loss—illustrating the complexity of reproductive life and the systems that surround it. With historical insight and journalistic verve, Karkowsky unpacks what is involved for women, for a family, and for us as a society; and explores what’s at risk when these aspects of medicine remain clouded in mystery and misinformation.

The Unexpected Holiday Gift

Before everything had changed in his relationship with his family. 'You mean a movieset Christmas,' Heather joked. 'But, yeah, I remember, I think.

Author: Sophie Pembroke

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488003270

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Reunited for Christmas? When Jacob Foster walks back into Clara's world, her heart races. She won't, can't, allow herself to hope it could lead to something more. But when her soon-to-be ex-husband hires her to create a perfect Christmas for his family, she simply can't afford to refuse. Yet Clara has a secret…one she thought Jacob would never be ready to hear. Until she is snowbound with her husband, and their bond is rekindled… Dare she hope that Jacob could be there for her—and their daughter—not just for Christmas, but forever?

The Unexpected Affair

“There's a first time for everything. Besides, I didn't want to come home without a cutie on my arm.” “You like him?” “He's okay. We're just getting to know ...

Author: Monica Richardson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488013780

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Love doesn’t fit any preconceived guidelines Determined to avoid relationships that will only end in painful breakups, Whitney Talbot makes a checklist of everything she wants in a life partner. Construction worker Lane Martin possesses a few of these traits—especially the tall, dark and devastatingly attractive part. But Lane has unavoidable baggage… He’s divorced, with a teenage son. So why is Whitney still fantasizing about taking their mutual infatuation to the next level? It takes an accidental encounter at a new condo development to open Lane’s eyes to the possibility of second chances. On a trip to Whitney’s family’s B and B in the Bahamas, their friendship transforms into something richer and much deeper. If only the beautiful kindergarten teacher and aspiring songwriter didn’t have such firm ideas about what makes the perfect husband. Now Lane could lose her to another man…unless Whitney opens her heart to the one thing she left off her list—love.

Cancer the Unexpected Gift

Pam could say, “I realized all the worrying I was doing was not accomplishing anything I really wanted for my life. At this point, I decided to worry about ...

Author: Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440187681

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Cancer: The Unexpected Gift is a compilation of stories that profile individuals and families who have taken a frightening medical diagnosis and turned it into a positive gift. Medical oncologist Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty is familiar with many who are living well while living longer. Together with three-time cancer survivor Edie Hand, they share inspiring personal anecdotes from individuals who openly express the doubts, fears, perplexities, and positive reflections they experienced after their cancer diagnoses. Each story is introduced with a summary and concluded with relevant biblical passages that further illustrate lessons learned by patients and their families. Two-year-old Austin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after more than three years of chemotherapy, he remains in remission. His mother received the gift of living one day at a time. Ken survived metastatic colon cancer before developing prostate cancer which later spread to his bones. He searched for answers and found significance in his life, receiving the gift of service to others. Each of the people profiled in this collection have faced the enemy of cancer and its subsequent suff ering. Together, they share the extraordinary lessons they have learnednot in dying, but in living.

The Unexpected Universe

348.14–15 Everything . . . everything else.] See My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), chapter 6: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, ...

Author: Loren Eiseley

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598535455

Category: Science

Page: 186

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“No one has ever managed to make the pursuit of knowledge feel more soulful or more immediate than Loren Eiseley . . . ” —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast At the height of a distinguished career as a paleontologist, Loren Eiseley turned from fieldwork and scientific publication to the personal essay. Here, in The Unexpected Universe, he displays his far-reaching knowledge and searching curiosity about the natural world, and the qualities that led many to hail him as a “modern Thoreau.” Fascinating accounts of the journeys of Odysseus, Captain Cook, and Charles Darwin frame Eiseley’s more modest wanderings as a suburban naturalist, attentive to the lives of small creatures. Sometimes he travels no further than the local dump. And yet, like Homer’s hero or these great explorers, he continually finds a universe “not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”

THE UNEXPECTED PACKAGE

But he was the one bringing everything to the surface to be relived. She didn't want to relive a single memory; she wanted to forget she had ever known Jake ...

Author: MICHELLE LEE

Publisher: Trafford

ISBN: 1490714502

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Thirty-two-year-old Kay Stewart is on top of the world. For the past eleven years, she has let nothing interfere with her climb to achieve notoriety as a New York fashion designer with her own line, label, and international success. Determined to never succumb to the patter of little feet and picket fence syndrome, Kay is more than ready to welcome the rewards she has worked so hard to achieve. But all of that is about to change when Kay receives a strange message on her answering machine. Kay barely has time to figure out who the message is from when her doorman delivers an unusual package. When she peers inside, Kay is shocked to discover its contents: a baby boy. With only an anonymous note supposedly penned by someone from her childhood to provide clues, Kay faces a complex dilemma: who would entrust their baby in her care? When she is forced to explain the baby's sudden appearance to her long-time boyfriend, his unexpected reaction to the news sends her on a journey into her past where she soon unearths much more than just the baby's identity. In this novel, a career woman whose life is turned upside down by an unforeseen package is about to discover that nothing is predictable, especially when it comes to babies, love, and the future.

The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation

From this perspective, form applies to everything solid, graspable, and real. Emptiness, on the other hand, implies an absence of anything meaningful, ...

Author: Ed Shapiro

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486839680

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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"Ed and Deb bring compassion and heart to a modern world where it is sorely missed." — Ram Dass author of Be Here Now Behind the dramas and conflicts of life, there exists a quiet inner place where mindfulness and meditation can help us reside. The sanity and brilliance of this combination can awaken inner strength, foster kindness and fearlessness, and invite radical change. Discover how to transform your life from the inside out with the profound benefits of a calm and stress-free mind. The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation features personal insights from visionary leaders — Matthew Fox, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Marianne Williamson among them — who discuss their methods of maintaining mental health and happiness. “Treat this book as you would a cookery book. You wouldn't just read recipes; you'd try them out. Like cookery, meditation only makes sense if you experience it.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate "Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor, they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life." — Andy Puddicombe, founder of HEADSPACE “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention to the present moment. It accesses us to core aspects of our mind that our very sanity depends on, as does our capacity to live wholeheartedly in this crazy world.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness teacher “I can be as nuts as the next person, living in a world like we live in with the craziness and chaos. It takes work to retain our sanity in the midst of all that, and to me meditation is the most powerful tool for doing so.” — Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love “Ed and Deb Shapiro are two warm, caring, and capable individuals. Their work makes our planet a safer and more loving place to live.” — Bernie Siegel, M.D., bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles “If there is one book you read about meditation, this should be the one. Hear about some of the cool people who do it, why you should do it, and how.” — Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga “What an accomplishment! Ed and Deb's profoundly unique book offers a one-stop shop for those engaged in mindfulness and meditation. The direct transmission contained in this book can take us one step further. We find it especially useful to help stabilize spiritual activism in these challenging times and we'll refer it widely.” — John Steiner and Margo King, transpartisan activists “I hope that your work is reaching many. It deserves it and so do they.” — Stephen Levine, international bestselling author “Acceptance of what is, that is meditation. This book will help you make friends with your mind. Ed and Deb are spreading love in the world; be a part of it!” — Parmita Pushman, White Swan Records “The pausing has been profound. It has invited me to arrive in the here and now with my child clients, and to accept whatever happens without judging.” — Megan Cronin Larson, play therapist “The wonderful Shapiros are a conduit of joy and spiritual energy that heals hearts on their subtle level.” — Dr. Lex Hixon, author of Coming Home “Ed and Deb make a connection to their friends' spirit. They then bring their spiritual energy all over the world for world peace.” — Kitaro, Golden Globe Award– and Grammy Award–winning musician

The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

If you struggle with anything, be it singledom, disordered eating, spending beyond your means, drinking until you're smashed or depression, learn everything ...

Author: Catherine Gray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1783253134

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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* 'This refreshing, unusual book needs to exist. A culture shift which repositions a single person as someone who is relationship-free, complete, and not lacking is long overdue.' - The i * * 'Absolutely f*cking brilliant' - Florence Given * Having a secret single freak-out? Feeling the red, heart-shaped urgency intensify as the years roll on by? Oh hi! You're in the right place. Over half of Brits aged 25-44 are now single. It's become the norm to remain solo until much later in life, given the average marriage ages of 35 (women) and 38 (men). Many of us are choosing never to marry at all. But society, films, song lyrics and our parents are adamant that a happy ending has to be couple-shaped. That we're incomplete without an 'other half'*, like a bisected panto pony. Cue: single sorrow. Dating like it's a job. Spending half our lives waiting for somebody-we-fancy to text us back. Feeling haunted by the terms 'spinster' or 'confirmed bachelor.' Catherine Gray took a whole year off dating to find single satisfaction. She lifted the lid on the reasons behind the global single revolution, explored the bizarre ways cultures single-shame, detached from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic and debunked the myth that married people are much happier. Let's start the reverse brainwash, in order to locate - and luxuriate in - single happiness. Are you in? *Spoiler: you're already whole PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING: "Fascinating." Bryony Gordon "Not remotely preachy." The Times "Jaunty, shrewd and convincing." The Telegraph "Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying." The Guardian "Truthful, modern and real." Stylist "Brave, witty and brilliantly written." Marie Claire "Haunting, admirable and enlightening." The Pool