This is a record of one silent, sleep night which I spent in 1957 in a bedroom on the third floor of the Mission Home in New York City following major surgery in which I lost one vocal cord and part of another, and then had staph infection following the surgery.
John Watson, PhD student, husband and father to be, struggles to keep his research and career goals on track as he discovers strange anomalies in his artificial intelligence system. As his fledgling expert system grows capable of autonomously navigating, understanding and interacting with the Internet, his dreams begin to unravel when the system becomes targeted by malicious hackers, greedy corporations and someone inside the university.
John and his expecting wife Sarah must protect their future as his research professor, Dr. Max Jeffries, threatens to pull the plug on a decade of work when the system begins behaving in ways that John can’t quite fully explain. I am AWAKE is the first book in the John Watson trilogy of computer science fiction novels.
An army of the drowned dead, family betrayal, an exiled witch who doesn't know she has power--or that enemies are lurking all around her, spying on her. Follow Kassandra as she discovers who and what she is in this moving underwater fantasy. Kassandra comes from the sea, but she has no memory of saltwater, seagulls, or an incoming tide. She's never seen an ocean, never heard the thunder of surf. She's an exile, betrayed by her own family, sent as far from the sea as they could arrange--somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. Everything changes the day she drowns in Red Bear Lake, and discovers she can't really drown. Not in the way everyone else can. Then a two-thousand year old king wakes inside her head and turns out to be a prodigy with mathematics.
Kassandra cries for the first time in her life, and learns that her tears are doorways for calling things from the sea. With clues from summoned sea-demons and the voices in her head, Kassandra sets out to find out what the hell is going on...and discovers she's a prisoner, trapped between a murderous grandfather who controls an army of the drowned dead, river witches who spy on her through the plumbing, and Ms. Matrothy, the Girl's Department Director, who's been trying to kill her since she was four.
L'héroïne de Facebook assassinée par Daech. Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. " La photo placée sur sa page Facebook montre une jeune femme élégamment maquillée. Elle porte un foulard noir sur un serre-tête doré, bracelets et bagues aux deux mains, tunique longue cintrée à la taille.
Le visage plein, pommettes hautes, sourire timide.
Elle était syrienne et habitait Rakka, la " capitale " de l'Etat islamique. Sur Facebook, elle racontait sa vie de rakkaouie sous la botte des djihadistes. Ils n'ont pas apprécié.
Début janvier (2016), ils ont annoncé qu'elle avait été " exécutée ".
Elle avait 30 ans. Alain Frachon (extrait d'un papier paru dans Le Monde, février 2016) Que signifie être une femme en Syrie entre 2011 et 2015 ? À quoi ressemble la vie au temps des décapitations, des tortures et des bombardements ? Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". Née à Raqqa, professeur de philosophie, Nissan nous livre sur Facebook son journal de bord et son combat pendant 4 années de dictature meurtrière. Ses posts racontent la tragédie syrienne, la lutte d'un peuple contre deux machines de mort – le régime de Bachar Al-Assad et l'État islamique. Ce dernier n'a pas apprécié. En janvier 2016, Daech annonçait qu'elle avait été " exécutée ". Elle avait 30 ans. C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani.
On y découvre une jeune femme stupéfiante, pleine d'humour, de peurs, de rêves et d'espoir pour son peuple et son pays. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. Hala Kodmani est une journaliste franco-syrienne, grand reporter pour Libération. Elle a gagné en 2013 le prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie. Prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie.
Following her wildly popular memoir trilogy, Marlayna now shares ons learned in six months traveling through fourteen countries.
Readers will find hope in this true story that teaches the wisdom of creating and receiving miracles on a journey of self-discovery by saying “Yes.” Marlayna had been a single parent for fifteen years when she felt she had nothing left of herself to give. Drained and empty, she writes, "I'd reached a point in my life where something had to give, and it could no longer be me." In Forty-Something Phoenix, she discovers how passion can arise unexpectedly from the ashes of one life to craft another. This memoir redefines the love story; illustrating how self-acceptance and self-love can be renewed when exploring the disparities, similarities, histories, loves and losses in other cultures. “Reading a Marlayna Glynn Brown memoir is like watching a high speed train picking up speed, as it careens towards a collision with an oncoming train. In this case, the heroine (Marlayna) jumps to safety seconds before the inevitable collision. It's nearly impossible to stop watching. Marlayna's personality is a fascinating mixture of vulnerability, sincerity, optimism, self reflection, sexiness, and humbleness. She is the ultimate underdog. She picks herself up and dusts herself off after another of a series of failed romances and friendships. I would highly recommend reading her prior memoirs. It will assist in putting her latest in the proper perspective.” John L.
Liam Moore has spent the last twelve years of his life as White Wolf, an adopted member of the Blackfoot Nation. His self-imposed isolation ends when his dying best friend begs Liam to marry his cousin. Unable to deny his friend any request Liam marries her. River Lily despises white people and is shocked when her cousin asks that she marry his white friend. Before long she finds her heart softening towards him, but she isn’t sure that she could ever love someone who is white. But a man is stalking River Lily, and there is danger around every tree. Will Liam’s heart heal enough to let River Lily in? Can River Lily learn to let go of the past and love Liam? Or will their love be doomed before it can be realized?
Dalton McNamara is returning to the country where he was held in brutal captivity, to the place where his leg was crudely amputated, to the land where his friends died. Dalton is on his way to Vietnam. But this time it will be different. This time his new wife Paige and his daughter Skyler are with him. Together, they are on a mission of healing and hope—a trip that will quickly become the adventure of a lifetime.
The McNamaras are in search of Skyler’s Vietnamese mother’s family, a journey that will wind them through a remote countryside where people still struggle to survive—even if it means working outside the law. Soon the Daltons discover that becoming too friendly with some people can be dangerous, even Lethal, especially if you are American.