The Unexpected Everything

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.

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.

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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

The Unexpected Man

THE STORY: Two strangers on a train.

Author: Yasmina Reza

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 35

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THE STORY: Two strangers on a train. One is a famous author, the other a great admirer of his. Will she have the nerve to bring his latest book out of her bag and read it? Or better yet, will she have the nerve to speak to him? In searching monolog

The Tragedy of the Unexpected

By George , what an unexpected turn this view of the matter ' from his Alice must
have been to Jim ! ” concluded Hamlyn , as he got to this point of his meditations .
“ And , come to look at it , how unexpected everything has been through the ...

Author: Nora Perry

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The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling

When Captain Alfred's boat is caught in an unexpected storm, everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea except one little duckling and a fiddle that the the duckling embraces with all his heart.

Author: Timothy Basil Ering

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763664329

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Expect something unexpected when a duckling lost at sea adopts a musical new friend in a whimsical, heart-lifting story from Timothy Basil Ering. Captain Alfred is sailing home with new ducks for his farm when his little boat is caught in an unexpected and mighty storm. Everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea, including the very special and beautiful duck egg he had nestled safely inside his fiddle case. But perhaps all is not lost: the little duckling stumbles out of his shell and discovers Captain Alfred’s fiddle, floating not too far away in the waves. And when the duckling embraces the instrument with all his heart, what happens next is pure magic. Through an enchanting read-aloud text and beautiful artwork, award-winning author-illustrator Timothy Basil Ering shares a thrilling and fantastical story of a farmer, a gentle old lady, a dancing dog, and one brave, tiny duckling that will warm the heart.

THE UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY GIFT

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Author: Sophie Pembroke

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596299080

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Darcy inherited a childcare business from her grandmother, but she was tricked by the man she fell in love with and he stole everything she had… Now she’s on the verge of bankruptcy. So when she gets a phone call that a man named Colin needs a nanny and is willing to pay an exorbitant salary, she can’t turn him down. With the money he will pay, she could restore the fortunes of her day care! So she goes to Colin’s house to accept his offer as a live-in nanny for six months. She’s surprised to find that he’s so handsome. Imagine how surprised she’ll be when learns he’s a Mediterranean prince!

The Unexpected Patriot

This is the story of one woman's unexpected courage and how it changed the face of this global struggle.

Author: Shannen Rossmiller

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230339107

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana, was formulating a plan. Soon she was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror: online networks. Her efforts succeeded beyond imagination. Posing as an Islamic terrorist under dozens of screen aliases, she joined forces with the FBI and started trolling jihadist chat rooms, striking up conversations at 3am with men as far away as Pakistan, and amassing evidence against an array of suspected terrorists both at home and abroad. Her work laid the foundation for the online searches so crucial to law enforcement's fight against terror today. Shannen's husband, Randy, uncovered her double life after a chat room terrorist wiped out the family computer and reports rolled in that the Rossmillers were being targeted for reprisal. Undeterred, Shannen started working with the FBI on sting operations, involving everything from jihadist cells to weapons caches to bomb plots, and bringing many of her targets to justice, as well as pioneering the digital entrapment tactics that are at the forefront of today's war on terror. This is the story of one woman's unexpected courage and how it changed the face of this global struggle.

The Unexpected Son

Shobhan Bantwal's poignant new novel weaves a captivating tale of one woman's return to India: the place where she lost everything--and now has everything to gain.

Author: Shobhan Bantwal

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758261241

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 970

What happens when a woman who's realized her dreams wakes up to a shocking truth? Shobhan Bantwal's poignant new novel weaves a captivating tale of one woman's return to India: the place where she lost everything--and now has everything to gain... It is a morning like any other in suburban New Jersey when Vinita Patil opens the battered envelope postmarked "Mumbai." But the letter inside turns her comfortable world upside down. It tells Vinita an impossible story: she has a grown son in India whose life may depend on her... Once upon a time, a naïve young college girl fell for a wealthy boy whose primary interests were cricket and womanizing. Vinita knew, even then, that a secret affair with a man whose language and values were different from her own was a mistake. He finished with her soon enough--leaving her to birth a baby that was stillborn. Or so Vinita was told... Now, that child is a grown man in desperate need. To help her son, to know him, Vinita must revisit her darkest hours by returning to her battle-scarred homeland--and pray for the faith of the family she leaves behind... Praise for Shobhan Bantwal and her novels... "Dazzles you with a taste of Desi culture in America." --Caridad Piñeiro, New York Times bestselling author on The Sari Shop Widow "Compelling and memorable." --Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author on The Forbidden Daughter "Vivid, rich...expertly portrays a young woman caught between love and duty, hope and despair." --Anjali Banerjee on The Dowry Bride

Windfall

This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one JENNY HAN says is filled with all of her "favorite things," MORGAN MATSON calls “something wonderful” and ...

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0399559388

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 747

This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one JENNY HAN says is filled with all of her "favorite things," MORGAN MATSON calls “something wonderful” and STEPHANIE PERKINS says “is rich with the intensity of real love.” Alice has never believed in luck, but that doesn’t stop her from rooting for love. After pining for her best friend Teddy for years, she jokingly gifts him a lottery ticket—attached to a note professing her love—on his birthday. Then, the unthinkable happens: he actually wins. At first, it seems like the luckiest thing on earth. But as Teddy gets swept up by his $140 million windfall and fame and fortune come between them, Alice is forced to consider whether her stroke of good fortune might have been anything but. She bought a winning lottery ticket. He collected the cash. Will they realize that true love’s the real prize? Featured in Seventeen Magazine's "What's Hot Now" “Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck.” —JENNY HAN, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before “Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful.” —MORGAN MATSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything “Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love— in all its heartache and hope.” —STEPHANIE PERKINS, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After "If you’re looking for your next great read, then you’re in 'luck!'" —Justine Magazine

Fifty Playwrights on their Craft

rhythm, we write pace, we write subtext, we write everything that you can't
tangibly see on the page necessarily, but you ... When you think about it, the
variety, the tone, the pace, the unexpected . . . everything is there in the
equivalent of what ...

Author: Caroline Jester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474239048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In a series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, this book offers a fascinating study of the voices, thoughts, and opinions of today's most important dramatists. Filled with probing questions, Fifty Playwrights on their Craft explores ideas such as how does playwriting help a global dialogue; where do dramatists find the ideas that become the stories and narratives within their plays; how can the stage inform the writer's creative process; how does crossing boundaries between art forms push the living art form of theatre-making forward; and will there be playwrights in another 50 years? Through these interrogating interviews we come to understand how and why playwrights write what they do and gain insight into their processes and motivations. Together, the interviews provide an inter-generational dialogue between dramatists whose work spans over six decades. Featuring interviews with playwrights such as Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn and Simon Stephens, Jester and Svich offer an unprecedented view into the multiple perspectives and approaches of key playwrights on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Chaos of Standing Still

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor's guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend's death.

Author: Jessica Brody

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481499181

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 416

View: 645

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor's guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend's death.

Expect the Unexpected

The Ramirez family is back for this all inclusive drama.

Author: Drea Delgado

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505808704

Category:

Page: 138

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The Ramirez family is back for this all inclusive drama. The Ramirez children are grown and living their own lives while their parents struggle to remain together after an accusation is made. Once everything is back together, someone snitches on Nico and the old Nico resurfaces.

The Queen of October

I'd read that sex thrived on the unexpected. Everything I did seemed fine to Sam.
But with my grandparents I took special precautions, and waited until after they
left for Miss Pankhurst's house. Then I went into the bathroom to change.

Author: Shelley Fraser Mickle

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565128826

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This New York Times Notable Book is a heartwarming and humorous story of a girl growing up as her family falls apart in the 1960s South. Sally Maulden’s parents are getting a divorce, and she has been banished to her grandparents’ home in Coldwater, Arkansas. No one seems to really care about Sally, unless you count her pet chicken . . . But in her new town, she soon finds love offered to her from unexpected sources—including a strip-tease dancer at the Silver Moon. And once she’s crowned Coldwater Queen of October, she may even start to love herself a little. This is “a remarkable first novel, bursting with warmth” (Chicago Tribune), named one of Library Journal’s top ten books of the year, from an “author worth watching” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). “Fondly evokes small-town life in the ’60s.” —Publishers Weekly

The Secret History of Us

“Jessi Kirby’s books just keep getting better and better, and The Secret History of Us is her best yet.

Author: Jessi Kirby

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062299476

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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“Jessi Kirby’s books just keep getting better and better, and The Secret History of Us is her best yet. It beautifully touches on all the most important things in life—love, family, friendship, memory, and bacon. I loved it.”—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything In this gorgeously written, emotional novel that fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy, a teenage girl must piece together the parts of her life she doesn’t remember after a severe collision leaves her with no memory of the past four years. When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life—she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was. As Liv tries to sort out her family and friends’ perceptions of her, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance and the one person that has made Liv feel like her old self…whoever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.

The Unexpected and the Captivating

The floors were all a beautiful dark hardwood, and there were beautiful pieces of
artwork covering the walls. There were white Italian leather couches with marble
coffee table and end tables perfectly lined up to match everything in the room.

Author: C.C. Russell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469172743

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

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The Unexpected Lydia is a kind hearted person that is always doing things for others. When her boyfriend moves to Spain she is heartbroken. When friends ask her to be there surrogate mother she accepts. Th e responsibilities and the risks are overwhelming. When unexpected things start to happen no one knows what to expect. Will Lydia live through this pregnancy and if she dose will she lose everything and be all alone. The Captivating Gemma is just starting out in High school and trying to move on from her horrible past. High school is hard enough but Gemma has secret abilities she doesn’t know how to control and things go very wrong. Gemma is lost and confused and can’t tell anybody. But when Emerald comes back into her life she has hope again but can her heart handle all the secrets is there love strong enough to last?

Fortunes of War

They sat in the mud near the hole in the chainlink fence that they had cut going in
. Martos arranged his scuba ... Filimonov, onthe other hand, sat morosely by his
gear, staring outat theblackness of the bay. Martos checked ... to the installation. “
Wemust expect the unexpected. Everything doesn't always go as Chapter
Fourteen.

Author: Stephen Coonts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780879288

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Fortunes of War is a fast-paced, action-packed story from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts. After the collapse of their economy, fanatic Japanese nationalists take matters into their own hands and, with the approval of the Prime Minister, launch an attack on Russia. Bound by secret protocol to come to Russia's aid in the event of war, the US government sends Air Force Colonel Bob Cassidy and a squadron of F-22s to thwart the Japanese in the skies over Siberia. The operation brings Cassidy one on one with Captain Jiro Kimura, flying Japan's most secret weapon. Japan's goal is world domination, the price a third world war. All that stands between Kimura and the completion of his mission is Cassidy, a man he once counted his best friend.

The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary

So, what's the answer? The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary theorizes that the solution is rediscovering the joy in the ordinary that we so often now forget to feel.

Author: Catherine Gray

Publisher: Aster

ISBN: 9781783253371

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Learning how to be exalted by the everyday is the most important lesson we can possibly learn. In Catherine Gray's hilarious, insightful, soulful (and very ordinary) next book, you may learn to do just that. We're told that happiness is in the extraordinary. It's on a Caribbean sun lounger, in the driving seat of a luxury car, inside an expensive golden locket, watching sunrise from Machu Picchu. We strive, reach, push, shoot for more. 'Enough' is a moving target we never quite reach. When we do brush our fingertips against the extraordinary a deeply inconvenient psychological phenomenon called the 'hedonic treadmill' means that, after a surge of joy, our happiness level returns to the baseline it was at before the 'extra' event. So, what's the answer? The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary theorizes that the solution is rediscovering the joy in the ordinary that we so often now forget to feel. Because we now expect the pleasure of a croissant, a hot shower, a yoga class, someone delivering our shopping to our door, we no longer feel its buzz. The joy of it whips through us like a bullet train, without pause. Catherine Gray was a grandmaster in the art of eye-rolling the ordinary, and skilled in everlasting reaching. Until the black dog of depression forced her to re-think everything. Along the way, she discovered some surprising realities about the extraordinaries among us: that influencers risk higher rates of anxiety and depression and high-rollers are less happy.

The Unexpected Fantasy

They stood by the railing for a few more minutes, and Beth looked up at him and
asked, “Mario, you seemed to be thinking about something lately. Is everything all
right? What I really mean is this, do you have your mind on the museum back in ...

Author: Beverly Reynolds

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146916213X

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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Three sisters, Beth, Linda and Sandra, fantasized for years about someday just the three of them would go on a cruise. As young attractive widows, and with empty nests, their fantasy became a reality. However, the first night at sea, something occurred that would change their lives, quite the unexpected fantasy. They met three handsome and charming European men, whom they fondly called their three amigos. Join them on their ninety-two day fantasy voyage, and enjoy the ins and outs of cruising while visiting exotic ports-of-call. Experience their Bon Voyage!

American Pastoral

The Disciple Who Calls Herself “Rita Cohen" He could never root out the
unexpected thing. The unexpected thing would be waiting there unseen, for the
rest of his life ripening, ready to explode, just a millimeter behind everything else.

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446400565

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Now a major motion picture based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece American Pastoral, starring Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly ‘Swede’ Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life sustained by his devoted family, his demanding yet highly rewarding (and lucrative) business, his sporting prowess, his good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope. Until the sunny day in 1968, when the Swede’s bountiful American luck deserts him. The tragedy springs from devastatingly close to home. His adored daughter, Merry, has become a stranger to him, a fanatical teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism that plunges the Levov family into the political mayhem of sixties America, and drags them into the underbelly of a seemingly ascendant society. Rendered powerless by the shocking turn of events, the Swede can only watch as his pastoral idyll is methodically torn apart.