Eerie sounds... that went bump in the night were part of Hawthorne Towers's history. When Ginnie Price heard rumors that the building was haunted, she decided it was time to move. But her decision was made too late. For when she arrived home one evening, she found more than an empty apartment.
Ex-Marine Wayne Priborski was starting his life over, alone, and didn't want to know his neighbors at Hawthorne Towers. However, he had no choice after encountering Ginnie stumbling down the marble staircase of the old Victorian building, unable to stand, fright evident in her eyes as she numbly told him there was a dead body in her bathtub.
Il y a de ces choses dont on pense qu'elles sont immuables, éternelles. Les bouddhas d'Afghanistan, les forêts d'Amazonie, les tours du World Trade Center, les glaces de la banquise... Jusqu'au jour où l'on réalise qu'elles peuvent disparaître avec la même fragilité qu'un papillon éphémère et que le monde en sera changé à jamais. Le couple formé par Étienne et Valérie, c'était un peu cela. Le symbole d'un amour que rien ne peut détruire. Jusqu'au jour où... Lorsqu'après quinze ans de vie commune, le poids du temps qui passe devient insupportable, Étienne et Valérie se déchirent et se séparent. C'est la tempête dans leur entourage : amis, parents, enfants, chacun a son mot à dire. Si la naissance de l'amour a lieu dans l'intimité, une rupture est l'affaire de tous et chacun, à sa manière, veut y avoir sa place. Sous les yeux de leurs proches, Étienne et Valérie tentent de se reconstruire, chacun de leur côté.
À travers leurs souvenirs les plus torrides, nous revivons les quinze années de sexe et d'amour sur les décombres desquelles naîtra la suite de leur histoire. Une ultime quête de soi et de l'autre, qui vient clore la trilogie de La rééducation sentimentale. Servi par une écriture fine, précise et sensuelle, Un sentiment d'éternité confirme Emma Cavalier comme la romancière du sentiment amoureux.
Call Me Tom is the first book-length biography of one of Missouri’s most successful senators. A moderate liberal in a conservative state, Thomas F. Eagleton was known for his political independence, integrity, and intelligence, likely the reasons Eagleton never once lost an election in his thirty years of public service. Born in St. Louis, Eagleton began his public career in 1956 as St.
Louis Circuit Attorney. At 27, he was the youngest person in the history of the state to hold that position, and he duplicated the feat in his next two elected positions, attorney general in 1960 and lieutenant governor in 1964. In 1968, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1987. He was thrown into the national spotlight in 1972 when revelations regarding his mental health, particularly the shock treatments he received for depression, forced his resignation as a vice presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. All of that would overshadow his significant contributions as senator, especially on environmental and social legislation, as well as his defense of Congressional authority on war making and his role in the U.
S. military disengagement from Southeast Asia in 1973. Respected biographer James N. Giglio provides readers with an encompassing and nuanced portrait of Eagleton by placing the man and his career in the context of his times. Giglio allows readers to see his rumpled suits, smell the smoke of his Pall Mall cigarettes, hear his gravelly voice, and relish his sense of humor. At the same time, Giglio does not shy away from the personal torments that Eagleton had to overcome. A definitive examination of the senator’s career also reveals his unique ability to work with Republican counterparts, especially prior to the 1980s when bipartisanship was more possible. Measuring the effect his mental illness had on his career, Giglio determines that the removal of aspirations for higher office in 1972 made Eagleton a better senator. He consistently took principled stands, with the ultimate goal of preserving and modernizing the agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his favorite president. Thoroughly researched using the Eagleton Papers and interviews with more than eighty-five people close to Eagleton, including family, friends, colleagues, subordinates, and former classmates, Call Me Tom offers an engaging and in-depth portrayal of a man who remained a devoted public servant throughout his life.
An ancient spell is beginning to unravel. In the face of danger, can true love save them all? For the first time in print, best selling author Brynna Curry gives us three tales of suspense, romance and magic. In EARTH ENCHANTED writer Liv Corrigan teams up with widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke to stop the madman who murdered his wife. Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts! Having failed in his mission to avenge his lost would be lover, Serena Roarke, Special Agent Gabriel Spiller returns to Alabama in search of the missing diamonds needed to reopen the investigation in TO TAKE UP THE SWORD. A secret meeting between Leannan O'Neal and her sister before she died left Lea with an ugly figurine and nothing but questions.
Hang-up calls at work and a trashed house reminds her of the card Serena gave her. With a killer hot on her heels, Lea goes on the run in search of Serena's 'Angel', but how long can Gabe keep her alive, and is the cost worth more than her life? In WAIT FOR THE WIND, Kate O'Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called 'Daddy' changed everything. Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate's come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan's heartto his magic? Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins?
Set in apartheid South Africa, this powerful and lyrically written novel is Linzi Glass's debut. As twelve-year-old Emily Iris explains it, her mother and father have always been eager to take in travelers and vagabonds, relying on the presence of outsiders to ease the tension between them. Emily has her gentle older sister, Sarah, and Buza, the old Zulu nightwatchman, for company and comfort. But her parents' continuing discontent leads them to welcome some peculiar strangers. One spring, a family of wanderers--a wildlife photographer, his wife, and two boys--comes to stay, and their strange, compelling, and dangerous presence will leave the Iris family infinitely changed.
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According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions.
The latest scientific findings indicate that emotions play an essential role in decision making, perception, learning, and more--that is, they influence the very mechanisms of rational thinking. Not only too much, but too little emotion can impair decision making. According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions.
Part 1 of this book provides the intellectual framework for affective computing. It includes background on human emotions, requirements for emotionally intelligent computers, applications of affective computing, and moral and social questions raised by the technology.
Part 2 discusses the design and construction of affective computers. Although this material is more technical than that in Part 1, the author has kept it technical than typical scientific publications in order to make it accessible to newcomers. Topics in Part 2 include signal-based representations of emotions, human affect recognition as a pattern recognition and learning problem, recent and ongoing efforts to build models of emotion for synthesizing emotions in computers, and the new application area of affective wearable computers.