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Managing the Unexpected

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Managing the Unexpected by Karl E. Weick,Kathleen M. Sutcliffe Book Summary:

Since the first edition of Managing the Unexpected was published in 2001, the unexpected has become a growing part of our everyday lives. The unexpected is often dramatic, as with hurricanes or terrorist attacks. But the unexpected can also come in more subtle forms, such as a small organizational lapse that leads to a major blunder, or an unexamined assumption that costs lives in a crisis. Why are some organizations better able than others to maintain function and structure in the face of unanticipated change? Authors Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe answer this question by pointing to high reliability organizations (HROs), such as emergency rooms in hospitals, flight operations of aircraft carriers, and firefighting units, as models to follow. These organizations have developed ways of acting and styles of learning that enable them to manage the unexpected better than other organizations. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the groundbreaking book Managing the Unexpected uses HROs as a template for any institution that wants to better organize for high reliability.

Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected

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Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected by Tara McPherson Book Summary:

How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result intechnological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated socialencounters.

Cancer: the Unexpected Gift

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Cancer: the Unexpected Gift by Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty Book Summary:

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.

Unexpected Death in Childhood

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Unexpected Death in Childhood by Peter Sidebotham,Peter Fleming Book Summary:

For families who have experienced the death of a child, their private tragedy is all too often exacerbated by an inappropriate or incompetent professional response. For the professional charged with the responsibility of having to deal with unexpected child deaths, such as a pediatrician, a police officer, or social worker, this title offers guidance on how to respond adequately to this tragic event but also places the subject in a larger social context, examining the history, epidemiology, causes, and contributory factors surrounding the death of a child. The book also covers the prevalence and types of death, the role of the police in an unexpected child death, how to support families, how to undertake a serious case review, and how to prevent child deaths in the future. Part of the prestigious NSPCC Wiley Series in Safeguarding Children – The Multi–Professional Approach.

Unexpected Places

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Unexpected Places by Eric Gardner Book Summary:

In January of 1861, on the eve of both the Civil War and the rebirth of the African Methodist Episcopal Church's Christian Recorder, John Mifflin Brown wrote to the paper praising its editor Elisha Weaver: "It takes our Western boys to lead off. I am proud of your paper." Weaver's story, though, like many of the contributions of early black literature outside of the urban Northeast, has almost vanished. Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature recovers the work of early African American authors and editors such as Weaver who have been left off maps drawn by historians and literary critics. Individual chapters restore to consideration black literary locations in antebellum St. Louis, antebellum Indiana, Reconstruction-era San Francisco, and several sites tied to the Philadelphia-based Recorder during and after the Civil War. In conversation with both archival sources and contemporary scholarship, Unexpected Places calls for a large-scale rethinking of the nineteenth-century African American literary landscape. In addition to revisiting such better-known writers as William Wells Brown, Maria Stewart, and Hannah Crafts, Unexpected Places offers the first critical considerations of important figures including William Jay Greenly, Jennie Carter, Polly Wash, and Lizzie Hart. The book's discussion of physical locations leads naturally to careful study of how region is tied to genre, authorship, publication circumstances, the black press, domestic and nascent black nationalist ideologies, and black mobility in the nineteenth century.

Unexpected Blessing

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Unexpected Blessing by Cameron Lee Book Summary:

We have always needed God's blessing, though we forget this when the course of life seems smooth and steady. But when trouble visits, we turn to God and invoke his favor. Yet do we really know what we are asking for? And is it possible to live in such a way that blessing becomes part of the very fabric of life? (from the Introduction)When someone says, "God bless you," what does it mean? What does the blessing of God on our lives look like? Too often Christians have understood God's blessing in terms of the priorities of our popular culture. But in the Christian life, blessedness is more than good fortune, emotional happiness or material prosperity. True blessing runs counter to how the world operates and only comes through participating in the kingdom Jesus announced.One set of lenses for viewing this blessed life is found in the Beatitudes of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes are not a set of moral rules or a how-to manual. Nor are they "Eight Simple Steps to God's Blessing" or a self-improvement plan designed to guarantee God's favor. Instead, Cameron Lee sees the Beatitudes as a window through which we may view the new landscape that Jesus called the kingdom of heaven. He illustrates the nature of this kingdom by contrasting each Beatitude with the ways that our self-centered culture tugs at us. His exposition helps us reevaluate our cultural assumptions and challenge the world's values. As we live in light of the Beatitudes, those around us will see the appealing uniqueness of God's kingdom. And we will discover life as God meant it to be--marked by wholeness, transformation and freedom.


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Unexpected by Mark Currie Book Summary:

Explores the relationship between unexpected events in narrative and life


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Unexpected by Michael Reisman Book Summary:

It happens at anytime and anywhere. Something called the unexpected which turns our life around. The spice of life that makes things more interesting and unpredictable. We will take a journey together as I offer you these moments in time in the following short stories. You may cry, smile, and feel a wide range of emotions as that is just what the unexpected does to us all. Sit back and read the pages but be prepared for the unexpected.

The Unexpected Bride

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The Unexpected Bride by Debra Ullrick Book Summary:

After the disaster of his first marriage, Haydon Bowen has no intention of marrying again. Unfortunately, his brother has some intentions of his own, and plans to see to it that Haydon finds happiness once more. So he answers a "groom wanted" advertisement—in Haydon's name—and sends Haydon to meet his new bride at the stagecoach stop! For beautiful, cultured Rainelle Devonwood, any dangers she may face in the Idaho Territories are preferable to staying with her abusive brother. So even when Rainee learns she's a mistakenly ordered bride, she won't let Haydon drive her away. She's up to the challenge of life on the difficult, demanding frontier…and the greater challenge of opening Haydon's heart again.

The Unexpected Man

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The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza Book Summary:

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


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Unexpected by Stephanie Rabig,Kathy Couture Book Summary:

Finn, Stace, and Simon didn't expect a perfect welcome upon their arrival in Chalet, and those expectations prove correct.Simon has to deal with the mistrust of most people in the town, and the sabotage attempts from a coworker who never wanted him to return.Stace is thrilled when an old friend of hers finds his way to them, but the feeling fades when it becomes clear that he and Finn don't get along. The Gods and Goddesses quickly surmise that jealousy is at the root of their arguments, and debate over ways to toy with the situation.But those problems pale in comparison to what happens when a sociopath arrives-a fae who's determined to use her magic to tear the fledgling community apart.


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Unexpected by Grace Simmons Book Summary:

Eight kids’ eight secrets, Sally Jenkins is just an average girl, but that all changes when she takes a routine ride on a safe road and it turns deadly. What she thinks is a freak accident turns out to be intentional. She soon figures out that someone is out there watching her and her friends, trying to hunt them down. She and her two new friends, Thomas and Talia, work together to uncover the truth about her dangerous past, but can all seven of them work together long enough to stop evil from rising? Can they manage to stay in the same room without ripping each other’s throats out? Will they be able to survive this adventure? But most importantly, will they succeed?

Unexpected Consequences: Why The Things We Trust Fail

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Unexpected Consequences: Why The Things We Trust Fail by James William Martin Book Summary:

In this book, interrelationships between more than 40 recent catastrophic events are explored, discussing failures of structures and machines, information technology, regulatory agencies, security designs, and more. • Over 40 case studies • Easy to grasp figures, tables, and templates to help the readers understand the concepts • A glossary of relevant terms • A bibliography

Unexpected Peace

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Unexpected Peace by Bonnie Startup Book Summary:

Walking with Christ over thirty-five years now has its advantages; namely, remembering how God has given me His unexpected peace during many hard trials of life. I know many Christian women love to read about the experiences (joys and sorrows) of other Christian women and the victory in Christ theyve had. This is why I wrote about a few of mine, but most of all to give God all the glory due Him for proving Himself faithful time and time again. Im an ordinary Christian woman with some extraordinary events to share. I began my walk with Christ at the age of twenty-three. This ongoing relationship has had so many blessings, I wanted to share them with other women who may need reassurance in a personal God who never fails.

Unexpected Grace

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Unexpected Grace by Bill Kramer Book Summary:

In Unexpected Grace Bill Kramer offers a rare look into the human side of the world of scientific research. He goes behind the scenes of four scientific investigations on diverse aspects of the study of unlimited love and offers uplifting portraits of human beings struggling to understand and improve the complex issues facing them. He explores the dynamics between the researchers, the subjects they study, and the participants in the studies, and eloquently tells their personal stories. The stories touch on vastly different social and human issues, but all are connected by love.The first is the story of Courtney Cowart, who was part of a group of theologians who met at Trinity Place in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, not knowing her experience would become the subject of a study. The story of how the group struggled to survive and the formation of a practical, effective altruistic community is heartrending and inspiring. This is followed by a description of a University of California Santa Cruz psychology department study on the dynamics of friendship and prejudice that completely changed the perceptions of those involved.The third study, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, focused on the benefits of religion on mental and physical health, which led its researcher to a greater understanding of forgiveness, humility, and grace. The final powerful story is about a physiology of love study conducted in Iowa City. Here, a functional MRI is the vehicle for measuring empathy and brings the researcher to wonder, "Is there a point at which empathy shuts down and we turn away?" Ultimately she comes to recognize that past experiences influences our ability to respond emphatically.Each story candidly unveils the transformations the researchers and their subjects experienced in the course of their work. This illuminating book, with its unique insights, will appeal to educators, researchers, students, study participants, and everyone who wonders what goes on behind the scenes of investigative studies.

The Unexpected Adventure

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The Unexpected Adventure by Lee Strobel,Mark Mittelberg Book Summary:

Are you missing one of the most exhilarating and rewarding dimensions of the Christian life? Bestselling authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg use compelling and humorous stories from their own lives in a devotional-style book that paints an irresistible picture of what personal evangelism can be---the fulfilling adventure of a lifetime!

Unexpected New Life

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Unexpected New Life by Matthew J. Marohl Book Summary:

". . . from expected death comes unexpected new life!" The Gospel of Matthew does not shy away from the realities of struggle, suffering, doubt, and death. Yet, from the first names in the genealogy to the last words spoken by Jesus, the Gospel testifies to the promise that from expected death comes unexpected new life. Through the actions of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba, we experience the expectation of death and the promise of unexpected new life. In the birth story of Jesus, Joseph suspects Mary of committing adultery. It is this dilemma that is the focus of the narrative. If he reveals her pregnancy, she could be killed. If he conceals her pregnancy, he will be going against the law of the Lord. What is a righteous man to do? In Joseph's dilemma, this experience of expected death, the Gospel of Matthew proclaims the promise of unexpected new life. The promise of unexpected new life is a theme that continues throughout Matthew's Gospel in the life and ministry of Jesus. The call of his disciples is a call from death to new life. The teaching of Jesus focuses on the experience of death and the promise of new life. In both healing and curing, Jesus brings unexpected new life to those who face death. But it is the death and resurrection of Jesus that is the climax of unexpected new life in the Gospel of Matthew. Even as Jesus experiences a most horrific and humiliating death in the crucifixion, death and the grave do not have the final say. In bearing witness to Jesus' resurrection, the Gospel of Matthew proclaims the magnificent promise of unexpected new life. Matthew J. Marohl invites you in these pages to read the Gospel of Matthew in a new way, from a fresh perspective. Integrating insights from the study of Mediterranean anthropology, Marohl makes the cultural world of the Gospel come alive, so that as you read Matthew again (or perhaps for the first time) you will certainly experience the powerful promise that from expected death comes unexpected new life!

Deliver the Unexpected

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Deliver the Unexpected by Richard Robbins Book Summary:

Praise for Deliver the Unexpected "Richard's insights are exactly what entrepreneurs need to readto transform their business in today's new reality." —Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX International "Deliver the Unexpected is an absolute must-read for anyentrepreneur serious about changing the game." —Robin Sharma, bestselling author of The Leader Who Had NoTitle and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari "Much more than just a fascinating story and much more than justa book on success. Be ready to come away with knowledge of theprinciples that will help you take your career and income to awhole new level." —Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver and authorof Endless Referrals "Anyone can beat up on common wisdom. The trick is buildingsomething better in its place, and Robbins has done it—bigtime. Highly recommended." —Michael Port, coauthor of The Contrarian Effect:Why It Pays (BIG) to Take Typical Sales Advice and Do theOpposite "Good news: spending time with Richard Robbins's new book,Deliver the Unexpected, isn't work. This fictional parablemakes ingesting a dose of well-thought-out career advice no work atall." —Phil Soper, President & CEO, Brookfield RealEstate Services/Royal LePage "This is a terrific book—entertaining, insightful, andfast-moving. You learn a series of proven, practical methods andtechniques to help you build and run a more profitablebusiness." —Brian Tracy, Chairman & CEO, Brian TracyInternational

unexpected ANGEL: Luck, love . . . and a Twist of Fate!

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unexpected ANGEL: Luck, love . . . and a Twist of Fate! by N.A Book Summary:

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Unexpected Jesus

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Unexpected Jesus by Craig Hovey Book Summary:

How can Christians live with a surprising God? How can we know and trust God without taming God or reducing God to an idol? Is knowing God the same thing as being open to God? Is God's freedom to act independently of our knowing him actually how we know him most genuinely and deeply? In Unexpected Jesus, Craig Hovey explores in depth the idea that the Christian gospel is a surprising encounter that calls for people to risk living with a God who shows up in unexpected ways. The Gospels often portray Jesus Christ as elusive and difficult to grasp. Hovey helps the reader to "un-expect" Jesus--to preserve Jesus's reality as a surprise rooted in the resurrection. As living and free, the joyous presence of Christ in the world is also unfathomable and uncontainable. Jesus's being free and surprising--unexpected--strengthens Christians' trust in God and helps them to live in God's world.

Unexpected Destiny

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Unexpected Destiny by Pat Estes Book Summary:

Who is Suzanne? • A premature newborn whose mother has just died • A delightful toddler who doesn’t know a stranger • A worried student who avoids wearing thick glasses to escape negative peer comments • A loving preadolescent who cares very much for her companions • A confused teenager in crisis over identity Ever since starting school, Suzanne has felt different from all her acquaintances. She claims to be mad at God for her appearance. Her adoptive mother relates the tumult of emotions for Suzanne and her family as she seeks to decipher her racial, cultural, and familial identity while dealing with albinism and adoption. Her journey leads to her birth-family, their unfamiliar culture, and the African village of her roots. Although hard to see in the midst of the struggle, the hand of God is guiding and protecting His beloved child while working behind the scenes to bring her dreams to fulfillment.

Unexpected Love

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Unexpected Love by Andrea Boeshaar Book Summary:

Nurse Lorenna Fields always took her job at Chicago's Lakeview Hospital seriously, determining never to become personally involved with her patients. Then a mysterious man with eyes like onyx is admitted after a shipwreck on Lake Michigan.

Something Unexpected

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Something Unexpected by Jully Book Summary:

This story is not just about another girl trying to survive life, but it's about her and her struggle to have a better life for her and her two smaller brothers. Since the death of her father, her mother has not been quite normal so it's up to her to try and find peace for her and her brothers while under the care of their insane mother. This story will take you deep into the thought and dreams of a poor girl whose forced to be the adult in the family and take care of everyone else. This journey may touch you and even make you think of the less unfortunate ones who've lost more than what you can give them credit for.

Unexpected Gifts

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Unexpected Gifts by Christopher L Heuertz Book Summary:

In this heartfelt and thoughtful book, Christopher Heuertz writes of the dangers of isolation, the challenges we face when we join together and the struggles and joys that emerge from genuine community bonding. “Ironically, as much as we yearn for deep friendships and meaningful communities, many of us seem to be unable to find our way into them. Even if we know we’re made for community, finding one and staying there seems almost impossible. Though we hate to admit it, if we stay long enough in any relationship or set of friendships, we will experience failure, doubt, burnout, loneliness, transitions, a loss of self, betrayal, frustration, a sense of entitlement, grief, and weariness. Yet it’s these painful community experiences, these tensions we struggle to navigate, that hold surprising gifts.” —FROM THE PREFACE IN A STRIKINGLY confessional tone and vividly illustrated through story, Unexpected Gifts names eleven inevitable challenges that all friendships, relationships, and communities experience if they stay together long enough. Rather than allowing these challenges to become excuses to leave, Chris Heuertz suggests that things like betrayal, transitions, failure, loss of identity, entitlement, and doubt may actually be invitations to stay. And if we stay, these challenges can become unexpected gifts. *** Betrayal, failure, loss of identity, doubt. If your relationships have suffered from any of these pitfalls, this book will show you that staying together can create something more—even something beautiful. IN THIS HEARTFELT and thoughtful book, Christopher Heuertz writes of the dangers of isolation, the challenges we face when we join together, and the struggles and joys that emerge from genuine community bonding. Whether readers are forming a new community, searching for deeper community, or participating in a longtime community, they will find inspiration, caution, guidance, and encouragement as they discover the beauty of pressing in to the ambiguities of growing relationships in this tender and honest testimony about how we are woven together by grace.

Unexpected Meeting

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Unexpected Meeting by Frank R. Jarnot Book Summary:

This story depicts a novelist who meets a female friend in a small Connecticut shoreline town where they were once childhood sweethearts during their teenage years. Their accidental meeting expands and flourishes into a deep binding love between them, and eventually explodes with many torrid sexual encounters they share with each other. This augmenting love eventually leads to a proposal, marriage, and ends tragically due to an untreatable disease that causes the death of his beloved wife and unborn child. His deep sorrow of the loss of his wife and child slowly evolves into a hardened hatred toward his religion and God, which he angrily denounces and blames as the cause of his losses. He immersed into a deepening void of grief over a period of time which eventually affected his health, and at which point prompted him to give away his vast fortune he had accumulated from the royalties of his published novels and movies which were made from them. Frank Johnson legally bequeathed all of his worldly goods to his wife's family members whom had exhibited kindness and respect to both he and his wife during their courtship. Although Frank refused the offering of a priest to hear his confession as he grew nearer to death, he did manage to make an Act of Contrition with the remaining strength, as he thought he heard his wife call out his name while he sat in a chair in front of a window overlooking the lake and admired the view as he exhaled his last breath and died smiling.

Gifts Unexpected

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Gifts Unexpected by Stephen Hand Book Summary:

Stephen Hands novella, Gifts Unexpected, is a story about a broken young girl and the hermit-priest who saved her and others; it is a story which shows how even suffering and tragedy birth hope and redemption in those open to the gift of Being.

Egypt Unexpected

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Egypt Unexpected by Silvia Dogliani,Theresa Everline Book Summary:

This book of extraordinary photographs of the 'other side' of Egypt is the result of the more than three years that Italian photojournalist Silvia Dogliani spent in the country, traveling, meeting people, and looking out for the unexpected. Through her pictures she presents a remarkable--and different--portrait of Egypt, avoiding the well-known history and the popular views, focusing instead on life as it is lived by its people. Three main oppositions are the focus of this book: Noise--the infinite variety of sounds that are life's constant background--and Silence--secretly hidden and always desired; Spirit--a fascinating labyrinth of beliefs--and Movement--the action of lively faces and places; Past--the magnificent memories touched by nostalgia--and Future--the fervent wish for improvement. Complementing the 150 color pictures are informal interviews with Egyptians and non-Egyptians from all walks of life--both the famous and the not so famous--whose words give a further feeling of the real Egypt, an insight beyond the pyramids, temples, and tombs.

Unexpected Dismounts

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Unexpected Dismounts by Nancy Rue Book Summary:

Allison Chamberlain thought she was doing everything God required of her—but as her journey continues in the second book of The Reluctant Prophet series, she might have to let go of everything she loves to follow the call.

Unexpected Return

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Unexpected Return by Gladys Correa Book Summary:

The author of Unexpected Return weaves a tale and leads us by the hand down the paths of her imagination fecund with dreams and ideas. Unexpected Return's author starts off at a site from which she moves onwards in the vehicle of a narrative free from vanity and the constraints of effete literature. Thus in the hands of her characters---each masterfully situated within his own milieu---she achieved that for which she was striving: a concatenation of countless events, woes, tears, tragedies and times of anguish which make each character spring to life upon this novel's stinging pages. She describes with passionate affliction the arduous personal fight of one man to outrun a past which overshadowed his present and mercilessly punished him. A man who unflaggingly sought a possible redemption to deliver him beyond all doubt to the embrace of the only woman whom he ever truly loved.

Unexpected Arrival

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Unexpected Arrival by Debra Witherspoon - Bland Book Summary:

Determined to put their lives back together, after being released from prison, two best friends encounter a couple of unexpected incidents that may affect their lives forever. This new sequel to the award-winning novel, "The Midnight Train", will navigate readers through the many obstacles that Stormy and Kerra face during this extensive journey. A journey in which neither will soon forget. While Kerra is busy being introduced to a world that she's only dreamed of, Stormy struggles to figure out whether or not she will continue the life she once knew, with her child's father Michael, or step into an entirely different world with Tony.Will the path that she chose lead to destruction, or happiness ever after?

Unexpected Bounty(hunter)

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Unexpected Bounty(hunter) by Gordon Allen Perkins Book Summary:

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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law

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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law by Ewoud Hondius,Christoph Grigoleit Book Summary:

The recent financial crisis has questioned whether existing contracts may be adapted, terminated or renegotiated as a result of unexpected circumstances. The question is not a new one. In medieval times the notion of clausula rebus sic stantibus was developed to cope with such situations, and Germany introduced the theory of Wegfall der Geschäftsgrundlage. In England, the Coronation cases provided one possible answer. This comparative study explores the possibility of classifying jurisdictions as 'open' or 'closed' in this regard.

Unexpected Shiny Things

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Unexpected Shiny Things by Bruce Dethlefsen Book Summary:

In his second, full-length collection, poems of innocence and experience take readers from the schoolyard to the trout stream, from birth to death. Bruce Dethlefsen's familiar, folksy voice acquires new depth and darkness. As Max Garland notes, "there's clarity that's not to be confused with naivet or simplicity." Dethlefsen chooses to speak in a plain voice that makes room for the lyrical in these poems, using a common vocabulary and an understated tone of voice. While his previous collections have hinted at darker tints to life, this book allows the darkness its due, paying attention to death, to loss, to grief, and to anger. The people in this book, including the poet/speaker, are conflicted and multi-dimensional: failing, trying again, and, in the meantime, loving as best they can. W.E. Butts praises the balance of the "elliptical, conversational, playful, and serious," in Dethlefsen's poems. The shifts in voice, using song, pun, and rhyme by turn, bring the reader closer to the heart of the book and then playfully, skittishly, evade and deflect the attention. It is by what he leaves out, as much as what he says, that Dethlefsen expresses the inexpressible. The terms which spring to mind on reading Bruce Dethlefsen's poems, tenderness, kindness, gentleness, aren't words we're used to hearing in relation to contemporary poetry. These poems have a wide scope and a lot of give. They're tough enough to admit how fragile they-and we-are. And they whisper whatever you are feeling, whatever you are going through, you are not alone. You are not alone. Together, these poems lead us to, in Garland's words, "a redemptive vision of the world around us." Visit for more information about the poet. Visit for supporting materials, including discussion questions for book groups, an interview with the poet, and audio from Unexpected Shiny Things.

Unexpected Babies & Jet Set Billionaires Bundle

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Unexpected Babies & Jet Set Billionaires Bundle by Lindsay Armstrong,Jennie Lucas,Robyn Grady,Lucy King Book Summary:

Who can resist a jet-setting billionaire? Certainly not the heroines in these four novels...especially when they're expecting his child! Whether it's a Argentinean billionaire, an ultra-wealthy heir or a red-hot boss, the sexy heroes in the Unexpected Babies & Jet Set Billionaires Bundle will sweep you off your feet, too! Bundle contains: One Night Pregnancy by Lindsay Armstrong; Sensible Housekeeper, Scandalously Pregnant! by Jennie Lucas; Fired Waitress, Hired Mistress by Robyn Grady and Propositioned by the Billionaire by Lucy King.

The Tragedy of the Unexpected

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The Tragedy of the Unexpected by Nora Perry Book Summary:

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Unexpected pleasures; or, Left alone in the holidays

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Unexpected pleasures; or, Left alone in the holidays by Anne Jane Cupples Book Summary:

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Travelling Through the Unexpected

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Travelling Through the Unexpected by Lynette Arden Book Summary:

'Lynette Arden lets us sit in the window seat while Travelling Through the Unexpected, as she distils crisp moments into memorable free-verse snapshots, stunning villanelles, haiku or tanka. Arden observes the fringe of fur on hippo ears; the giraffe's neck, escalator-long; and how the cricket stutter stops at a footfall. Equally adept at portraying her fellow humans, Arden notices the optimism as the ninety-year-old applies sunscreen and the migraine sufferer's view of the edge of a whirling fan. So sit back and enjoy this poetic journey, confidently and masterfully driven by a poet with depth, diversity and insight.' - Jude Aquilina 'Travelling Through the Unexpected' inscribes the arc of a life's journey with poignant glimpses along the way. While she employs a variety of poetic forms, her dexterity with images and succinctness particularly demonstrate Arden's mastery of Japanese brief forms. It's a world of random moments, pathos and acute observation where desiccated leaves whisper in a soft gossiping, rain slaps the glass / trickling summer dust / to a map of winter, wind scoops / the hollow of the letter box / slides under the door, a water jug on a train tilts against the horizon, a dying sister is commemorated Her hair...the colour of poured tea, the chirping of small birds pricks the air, a lake brimming like an eyeful of tears. This is Lynette Arden's first full collection. The wait has been worth it.' - Rob Walker 'Lynette Arden's competence and understanding of Japanese poetic genres are evident in her free verse too. Concise expression, clear imagery and a sense of the immediate are hallmarks of this collection. Individualism and independent thinking are apparent, balanced by a respect for history and deep regard for the natural world. Compassionate awareness of the lives of animals, both domesticated and untamed, bring an appealing dimension to her writing. The collection is expertly but unobtrusively sequenced in a way that invites the reader to keep turning pages: explore something new.' - Beverley Georg

The Unexpected

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The Unexpected by Nwaoha C. Oguchukwu Book Summary:

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