A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones
Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.
Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I get everything — and everyone — we want. Snagging the latest Marc Jacobs bag or your best friend’s boyfriend isn’t pretty, but it’s always hot…It’s almost graduation and our lives are really heating up. Everybody’s into college and it’s obviously time to party — as if we hadn’t been doing that already! Will Blair and Nate’s love affair continue? More importantly, will Blair finally get into Yale? Or will Nate and Serena hook up in New Haven and leave Blair alone in the city?And as for the juiciest scoop of all, what’s this we hear about Jenny leaving Constance Billard to go to boarding school? Only time will tell how everyone will end up, but one thing’s for sure: love is in the air, and it smells a lot like Gucci Envy.
Eternal Journey is a heartfelt story of love and friendship, loss and renewal, for anyone who values the true meaning of eternal friendship.
Anna and Beth have been close friends for virtually all their lives. Together they have weathered the pains of childhood and adolescents and celebrated the joys of success and marriage. But, tragically, Beth is diagnosed with breast cancer and after a brief struggle with the disease dies. Anna is left to go on alone. Distraught over the loss of her friend, Anna retreats to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend in the hopes of having some time alone to grieve. It is there that she meets John Duffy, a stranger who will help her through her anguish and guide her toward a better understanding of life and death. Through a series of uncanny, spiritual events Anna is able to learn that true friendship is never lost forever — even in death.
Zander is a monster. Monsters don’t have friends. They prefer to scare children and eat their raisin bread alone. Then one day Zander meets a bird, and the unexpected happens. They start to spend time together, and Zander is reminded of how he’s unlike other monsters. But does the fact they share secrets and hang out mean this is a fledgling friendship? And what will the other monsters think?
Award-winning author Audrey Vernick tackles the sometimes awkward but always exhilarating experience of making a new friend.
Product tampering. Innocent lives. Nice suburban homes. A Seattle food company is victim to an ingenious extortion that has the FBI two steps behind. Seattle’s veteran homicide sergeant, Lou Boldt, and police psychologist Daphne Matthews approach the case from opposite ends: one undearthing micoscopic evidence, the other putting together a chilling psychological profile of a man willing to contaminate and kill if necessary.
The cop Daphne Matthews secretly loves is being destroyed by the extortion. Boldt sees his department cracking. As the high-tech manhunt builds to a furious crescendo, Boldt and Matthews are jolted again: the madman they’re hunting may not be working alone . . .
It’s one month after their wedding, and the future looks bright for Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant–until a disturbing call from Dwight’s 8-year-old son Cal calls him back to Virginia.When he arrives, he is shocked to find that his ex-wife has left the boy alone for almost 24 hours. Worse, as Dwight tries to confront her, she takes the child and leaves town without a word. As Dwight embarks on an all-points search, Deborah hurries to his side. But will they be able to work together to decipher the ex-wife’s motives–and, more importantly, will they find young Cal before he comes to harm?
The Secret Series continues in this dangerous and daring fourth adventure.
Cass finds herself alone and disoriented, a stranger in a dream-like, medieval world. Where is she? Who is she? With the help of a long-lost relative, she begins to uncover clues and secrets–piecing together her family’s history as she fights her way back to the present world.
Meanwhile, back home, Cass is at the hospital in a deep coma. Max-Ernest knows she ate Time Travel Chocolate–and he’s determined to find a cure. Can our expert hypochondriac diagnose Cass’s condition before it’s too late? And will he have what it takes to save the survivalist?
This story is set in St. Louis in the 1970s. The 100th year anniversary celebration of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church is approaching and the pastor has died. How will the church pull itself back together and find a new pastor in time to prepare for the church centennial, let alone survive one more day? It seems as though everyone in the church has an idea about who the new pastor needs to be and what direction he should be going. In the tradition of Gloria Naylor’s Women of Brewster Place, Bowen weaves the hilarious stories of several church members as they plan, plot, and connive to have their choice installed as the next pastor before the anniversary celebration. Second Sunday refers to one of the main worship Sundays in small traditional Baptist churches. In the book, it is the day of the scheduled centennial celebration.