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.
Author: Charles Osborne,Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Detective and mystery stories
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.
Art, Writing and Thinking on Hospitality
Author: Paul Domela
Publisher: Art Books
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?
Author: D. A. Zimmerman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Author: Deborah Simmons
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
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.
Author: Christina Leung
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A classic from the original queen of mystery: Agatha Christie.
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: William Dean Howells
Category: American drama
a short story : (with stage play adaptation)
Author: Norbert Makmop
Publisher: Cop Publishing P/L
Category: Papua New Guinea
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.
Author: Charles Osborne
Category: Large type books
A Vaudeville Sketch in One Act
Author: Amos J. Hershey
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.
A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Publisher: Convergent Books
Author: Randall Wu,Bruce Van Patter,Houghton Mifflin Company
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."
Author: Takashi Hiraide
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
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.
Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression � and the Unexpected Solutions
Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA