An Unexpected Guest

A Novel

Author: Anne Korkeakivi

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316196762

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist. Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.
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The Unexpected Guest

Author: Charles Osborne,Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006513689

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 177

View: 7578

When a stranger runs his car into a ditch and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the guest helps her concoct a story.
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The Unexpected Guest

Art, Writing and Thinking on Hospitality

Author: Paul Domela

Publisher: Art Books

ISBN: 9781908970039

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Published on the occasion of the Liverpool Biennial 2012, this book addresses the theme of the exhibition: notions of hospitality. Hospitality is the welcome we extend to strangers, an attitude and a code of conduct, as well as a metaphor that encompasses issues of the body, territory, geopolitics, ecology, trade and the hosting of data. In this era of unprecedented movement of both people and knowledge, different cultures of hospitality jostle for space as never before. Where lies the threshold between host and guest, if there is one at all, and who has the power to decide? How does our view of hospitality change when seen through the lens of time? The ethics underlying these questions are shaped by traditions that date back to the classical world and the ancient cultures of central Asia and the Indian sub-continent. In more recent times, philosophers from Kant to Derrida have provided influential comment on the subject, establishing the terms of a discourse that now spans myriad disciplines, among them anthropology, sociology, economics, philosophy, theology, politics and art. Responding to this growing academic and cultural interest, The Unexpected Guest is the first publication to bring together an anthology of key historical and contemporary texts with new contributions by writers from a variety of fields, alongside artists responses commissioned especially for the book. Uniquely, it introduces time as a window onto hospitality, offering fresh perspectives and new thinking on the issue.
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The Parable of the Unexpected Guest

Author: D. A. Zimmerman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083086900X

Category: Religion

Page: 33

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As this little booklet reminds us, life isn't always what we expect it will be. But sometimes everything can change, with just a knock at the door. . . . What would happen if Jesus showed up at your door and wanted nothing more than to spend time with you? Would it be weird? What would you tell him about your life? What wouldn't you tell him? Would you invite him to stay?
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The Unexpected Guest

Harlequin Comics

Author: Deborah Simmons

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596647615

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 127

View: 2673

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The Unexpected Guest

Author: Christina Leung

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1606937774

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

View: 4281

Warning: the contents of this box may be of a sinister nature! Everyone loves surprises, but will this family love their surprise after they discover what's inside a brightly wrapped cardboard box? Animal antics await readers who love furry friends in this fun-filled story about a potentially sinister unexpected guest! See the world (or at least the inside of the house!) through the eyes of an adventurous mystery guest as he plays all day while the family's away! Find out what is delivered to the doorstep of an unsuspecting family in Christina Leung's The Unexpected Guest. Can you guess what's inside? Christina Leung is an accomplished artist and writer who graduated from the Seven Hills College of Arts in Brisbane, Australia with honours. She has enjoyed over twenty years working as a visual artist and owning a children's gallery. Her love of family and animals has inspired her to produce delightful works of art at children's hospitals as well as three other books she has written and illustrated. Christina currently lives in Brisbane with her dogs, Rex and Moe Diddly; her cat, Scooter; and a blue parrot called bob.
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The Unexpected Guest

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006770

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 6003

A classic from the original queen of mystery: Agatha Christie.
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The Unexpected Guests

A Farce

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American drama

Page: 54

View: 336

Posted in American drama

The unexpected guest

a short story : (with stage play adaptation)

Author: Norbert Makmop

Publisher: Cop Publishing P/L

ISBN: N.A

Category: Papua New Guinea

Page: 30

View: 3140

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The Unexpected Wedding Guest

Author: Aimee Carson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373207204

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9617

"Surprised to see me?" Getting caught in her wedding dress by her drop-dead-gorgeous ex-husband is Reese Michael's worst nightmare. Especially when her perfect-on-paper fiancé then cancels their wedding! Reese has spent years trying to forget how her marriage to Mason Hicks crashed and burned—yes, their chemistry was incredible, but a girl can't live on lust alone! And what's a jilted bride supposed to do when the one man she could never forget is back in her life, as irresistible as ever? Mason might be her own personal brand of Kryptonite, but surely life is meant to be lived a little dangerously…? Look out for the second book in The Wedding Season quartet, Girl Least Likely to Marry
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The Unexpected Guest

Author: Charles Osborne

Publisher: Ottawa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Large type books

Page: 175

View: 9359

An intruder discovers a dead body of a man in a wheelchair and the wife with the gun who shot him, and he does not want to call the police.
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The Unexpected Guest

A Vaudeville Sketch in One Act

Author: Amos J. Hershey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 18

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The Uninvited Guests

Author: Sadie Jones

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 030740255X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8342

It's rural England, just after the turn of the last century. Charlotte married Edward Shift after the sudden death of her first husband, Horace Torrington. They live at Sterne, the home they are in danger of losing due to a financial crisis, with Charlotte's 3 children: Emerald, Clovis and Smudge. On the day of Emerald's birthday party, a terrible train wreck occurs on a branch line and the stranded passengers seek refuge at Sterne. Among these passengers is Charlie Traversham-Beechers, a sketchy figure from Charlotte's past. This unusual guest list makes for an unforgettable birthday celebration for Emerald and an evening of the past literally coming back to haunt Charlotte.
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Strangers at My Door

A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests

Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 0307731960

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Jesus Told Us Where to Find Him. Just Look for an Outcast. His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless, the widows, and the hungry and homeless. He said that he himself was a stranger, and commended those who welcomed him. If he really meant these things, what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need? Jonathan and Leah Wilson-Hartgrove decided to find out. The author and his wife moved to the Walltown neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina, where they have been answering the door to anyone who knocks. When they began, they had little idea what might happen, but they counted on God to show up. In Strangers at My Door, Wilson-Hartgrove tells of risks and occasional disappointments. But far more often there is joy, surprise, and excitement as strangers become friends, mentors, and helpers. Immerse yourself in these inspiring, eye-opening accounts of people who arrive with real needs, but ask only for an invitation to come in. You will never view Jesus and the people he cares about the same way again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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An unexpected guest

Author: Randall Wu,Bruce Van Patter,Houghton Mifflin Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618166473

Category: Parrots

Page: 7

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The Guest Cat

Author: Takashi Hiraide

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221512

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1239

A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens…. As Kenzaburo Oe has remarked, Takashi Hiraide’s work "really shines." His poetry, which is remarkably cross-hatched with beauty, has been acclaimed here for "its seemingly endless string of shape-shifting objects and experiences,whose splintering effect is enacted via a unique combination of speed and minutiae."
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Lost Connections

Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression � and the Unexpected Solutions

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 163286830X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.
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