Act of Passion

Act of Passion
Author: Georges Simenon
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-18
ISBN 10: 1590175549
ISBN 13: 9781590175545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Act of Passion Book Review:

For forty years Charles Alavoine has sleepwalked through his life. Growing up as a good boy in the grip of a domineering mother, he trains as a doctor, marries, opens a medical practice in a quiet country town, and settles into an existence of impeccable bourgeois conformity. And yet at unguarded moments this model family man is haunted by a sense of emptiness and futility. Then, one night, laden with Christmas presents, he meets Martine. It is time for the sleeper to awake.

The Passion Paradox

The Passion Paradox
Author: Brad Stulberg,Steve Magness
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1635653444
ISBN 13: 9781635653441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passion Paradox Book Review:

The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here’s how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights—while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall. Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it's not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs—whether they're athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic—can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout. Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that's not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets you achieve great things without ruining your life. Swift, compact, and powerful, this thought-provoking book combines captivating stories of extraordinarily passionate individuals with the latest science on the biological and psychological factors that give rise to—and every bit as important, sustain—passion.

Grit

Grit
Author: Angela Duckworth
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 144344233X
ISBN 13: 9781443442336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grit Book Review:

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers-from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

Act of Passion

Act of Passion
Author: Georges Simenon
Publsiher: New York : New American Library
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1952
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053566850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Passion Book

The Passion Book
Author: Gendun Chopel
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 022652020X
ISBN 13: 9780226520209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passion Book Book Review:

The PassionBook is the most famous work of erotica in the vast literature of Tibetan Buddhism, written by the legendary scholar and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-1951). Soon after arriving in India in 1934, he discovered the Kama Sutra. Realizing that this genre of the erotic was unknown in Tibet, he set out to correct the situation. His sources were two: classical Sanskrit works and his own experiences with his lovers. Completed in 1939, his “treatise on passion” circulated in manuscript form in Tibet, scandalizing and arousing its readers. Gendun Chopel here condemns the hypocrisy of both society and church, portraying sexual pleasure as a force of nature and a human right for all. On page after page, we find the exuberance of someone discovering the joys of sex, made all the more intense because they had been forbidden to him for so long: he had taken the monastic vow of celibacy in his youth and had only recently renounced it. He describes in ecstatic and graphic detail the wonders he discovered. In these poems, written in beautiful Tibetan verse, we hear a voice with tints of irony, self-deprecating wit, and a love of women not merely as sources of male pleasure but as full partners in the play of passion.

Season of Passion

Season of Passion
Author: Danielle Steel
Publsiher: Dell Publishing Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780440177043
ISBN 13: 0440177049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Season of Passion Book Review:

When she is just past eighteen, Kate meets super football star Tom Harper and falls in love.

The Psychology of Passion

The Psychology of Passion
Author: Robert J. Vallerand
Publsiher: Series in Positive Psychology
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199777608
ISBN 13: 9780199777600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Passion Book Review:

Winner of the 2017 APA William James Book Award The concept of passion is one we regularly use to describe our interests, and yet there is no broad theory that can explain the development and consequences of passion for activities across people's lives. In The Psychology of Passion, Robert J. Vallerand presents the first such theory, providing a complete presentation of the Dualistic Model of Passion and the empirical evidence that supports it. Vallerand conceives of two types of passion: harmonious passion, which remains under the person's control, and obsessive passion, which controls the person. While the first typically leads to adaptive behaviors, the obsessive form of passion leads to less adaptive and, at times, maladaptive behaviors. Vallerand highlights the effects of these two types of passion on a number of psychological phenomena, such as cognition, emotions, performance, relationships, aggression, and violence. He also discusses the development of passion and reviews a range of literature on passion for activities.

A Passion for Books

A Passion for Books
Author: Harold Rabinowitz,Rob Kaplan
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307419665
ISBN 13: 9780307419668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion for Books Book Review:

A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity. Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of A Passion for Books, beginning with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like-- Umberto Eco's How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Gustave Flaubert's Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age. Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists--Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels and many more-- plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared "bibliobibliography" of books about books. Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.

A Crime of Passion

A Crime of Passion
Author: Scott Pratt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-05-19
ISBN 10: 9781944083151
ISBN 13: 1944083154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Crime of Passion Book Review:

An Amazon Top 30 bestseller.***Each Joe Dillard novel can be read as a standalone.***A beautiful, young, rising star in the country music world is found dead in a Nashville hotel room.The owner of her record company is charged with murder.In the seventh installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to travel to Tennessee's capital city to defend Paul Milius, a record company baron accused of strangling Kasey Cartwright, his label's young star. Dillard navigates Nashville's unfamiliar legal system and the world of country music in search of the truth, but he soon finds himself confronted with a web of lies so masterfully woven that he fears he may never find any answers. As the trial begins and the tension mounts, Dillard fears that not only will his client be wrongfully convicted, but that Dillard himself may not survive."Pratt's richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability." -Publisher's Weekly

The Quiet Side of Passion

The Quiet Side of Passion
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 034580872X
ISBN 13: 9780345808721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet Side of Passion Book Review:

From the bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, the 12th book about Isabel Dalhousie--philosopher, moral sleuth, mother, wife--in which Isabel is called upon to help when a paternity question presents more than meets the eye. Isabel finds herself befriended by Patricia, a single mother whose son, Basil, goes to school with Isabel's son. Isabel discovers that Basil is the product of an affair Patricia had with a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil, who was, rumor has it, initially reluctant to contribute financially to the child's upkeep. Though Isabel doesn't really like Patricia, she tries to be civil and supportive, but when she sees Patricia in the company of an unscrupulous man who may be a wanted criminal, her suspicions are aroused and she begins to investigate the paternity of Basil Jr. When Isabel takes her suspicions to Basil Sr., she finds that, although he is paying child support and wishes he could have more of a relationship with Basil Jr., Patricia has no interest in Basil Sr. taking a more hands-on role in Basil Jr.'s parenting, even as she continues to accept his financial support. Should Isabel help someone who doesn't want to be helped? As Isabel navigates this ethically-complex situation, she is also dealing with her niece, Cat, who has taken up with a brawny and opinionated tattoo shop clerk. Isabel considers herself open-minded, but has Cat pushed it too far this time? As ever, Isabel must use her kindness and keen intelligence to determine the right course of action. In this twelfth full-length installment of Isabel's story, McCall Smith gives his readers what we want--time inside the mind of one of fiction's most richly developed women detectives, a visit to Edinburgh, and a twisting and tangled mystery about what responsibility humans owe to each other.

One Night of Passion

One Night of Passion
Author: Erica Ridley
Publsiher: Erica Ridley
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1943794308
ISBN 13: 9781943794300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Night of Passion Book Review:

From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Lifelong romantic Thaddeus Middleton is on the hunt for a wife. He hopes to find a woman more attracted to him than to money. Instead, he finds himself drawn to a spitfire who isn’t interested in him at all! At least, that’s what she says when she’s not kissing him beneath the stars... Miss Priscilla Weatherby will inherit a fortune… provided she remains unwed and scandal-free. Easy enough, until she meets a man more dangerous than haughty lords and heartless rakes. Thad is a sweet, sexy delight, whose passionate embrace will ruin everything—including her! She’ll sacrifice anything for independence. Even love… Meet the unforgettable men of London's most notorious tavern, The Wicked Duke. Seductively handsome, with charm and wit to spare, one night with these rakes and rogues will never be enough...

Passion on Park Avenue

Passion on Park Avenue
Author: Lauren Layne
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1501191578
ISBN 13: 9781501191572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passion on Park Avenue Book Review:

“Perfect for readers who love the dishy women's fiction of Candace Bushnell.” —Booklist From the author of the New York Times bestselling Stiletto and Oxford series, the first in a sizzling new series following the unlikely friendship of three Upper East Side women as they struggle to achieve their dreams and find true love and happiness in the city that never sleeps. For as long as she can remember, Bronx-born Naomi Powell has had one goal: to prove her worth among the Upper East Side elite—the same people for which her mom worked as a housekeeper. Now, as the strongminded, sassy CEO of one of the biggest jewelry empires in the country, Naomi finally has exactly what she wants—but it’s going to take more than just the right address to make Manhattan’s upper class stop treating her like an outsider. The worst offender is her new neighbor, Oliver Cunningham—the grown son of the very family Naomi’s mother used to work for. Oliver used to torment Naomi when they were children, and as a ridiculously attractive adult, he’s tormenting her in entirely different ways. Now they find themselves engaged in a battle-of-wills that will either consume or destroy them… “Strong characters and relatable situations elevate Layne’s bighearted contemporary...[which] digs into class differences, emotional baggage, and the reality of dealing with aging parents” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). With the sexy combination of charm, heart, and snark, Lauren Layne’s new series is perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne.

The Passion

The Passion
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0676973493
ISBN 13: 9780676973495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passion Book Review:

Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice's compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny. In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Winterson blends reality with fantasy, dream, and imagination to weave a hypnotic tale with stunning effects.

A Moment of Passion

A Moment of Passion
Author: Jess Michaels
Publsiher: The Passionate Pen
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Moment of Passion Book Review:

The second sensual book in The Ladies Book of Pleasures series by USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author Jess Michaels When Lady Jacinda unwraps a scandalous birthday gift, she's sure the anonymous giver is playing a cruel joke. The Ladies Book of Pleasures may be responsible for one gossiped-about marriage, but for a lady ruined by a rogue and shunned by society, Jacinda is doomed to a lonely, loveless future. Worse, as she pages through the volume of passionate promises, she is observed by the wicked and dangerous Duke of Carnthorn-and now he is stalking her as a possible willing victim of his shocking preferences. Jason, Earl of Northfield, is having none of it. Jacinda, keeper of his most painful secret, is a friend he will not abandon to a wolf like Carnthorn. As they embark on a pretend courtship-for her own protection, of course-their proper decorum in public melts into wicked passion in the bedroom. But even as real feelings begin to develop between them, Carnthorn is watching. He is not convinced. And he is determined to possess Jacinda, no matter whom he has to destroy... Length: Full-Length Novel Heat Level: Eyebrow raising This book is the second book in The Ladies Book of Pleasures series.

The Passion to Love

The Passion to Love
Author: Dana L. Elgrod
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781533093110
ISBN 13: 1533093113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passion to Love Book Review:

An erotic romance and exciting adventure that will sweep you off your feet! The third book in the erotic adventure series The Passions Eva's journey is not yet over. She has to go to Russia to save Anatoly, and she has to do it alone. Will Ethan allow her to embark on this journey? What has happened to Anatoly? And how will the group of survivors deal with a huge challenge threatening to tear apart their fragile existence that they have worked so hard to achieve? An erotic romance and exciting adventure that will sweep you off your feet! In this third book of the 'Passions' series, an erotic romance and exciting adventure that will sweep you off your feet, the new family members experience surprising challenges, unexpected encounters and a whirlwind of feelings that teach them all about the power of love. When the world as we know it comes to an end all that is left is the passion to survive. When the new world is created, we must fight for the passion to live. And when we realize that life is stronger than all else, we are propelled by the passion to love!

Passion

Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 0375897186
ISBN 13: 9780375897184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passion Book Review:

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic and worldwide bestselling FALLEN series. A New York Times bestseller A USA Today bestseller More than 3 million series copies in print! Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . . Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last. Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever. “Sexy and fascinating and scary . . . I loved loved loved it!” —P. C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author on Fallen

Play of Passion

Play of Passion
Author: Nalini Singh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 1101445106
ISBN 13: 9781101445105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play of Passion Book Review:

A Psy/Changeling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian..."the alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist). As a conflict with Pure Psy looms on the horizon, two powerful wolves fight a far more intimate war of their own … In his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it’s up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who’ve lost control of their animal halves—even if it means killing those who’ve gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage—to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite…and who threatens to enslave his wolf. Lieutenant Indigo Riviere doesn’t easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind—and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash…but she hasn’t counted on Drew’s will. Now, two of SnowDancer’s most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hotly sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home…

The Language of Passion

The Language of Passion
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03-04
ISBN 10: 1429921897
ISBN 13: 9781429921893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Passion Book Review:

Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain's major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this collection of columns from the 1990s, Vargas Llosa weighs in on the burning questions of the last decade, including the travails of Latin American democracy, the role of religion in civic life, and the future of globalization. But Vargas Llosa's influence is hardly limited to politics. In some of the liveliest critical writing of his career, he makes a pilgrimage to Bob Marley's shrine in Jamaica, celebrates the sexual abandon of Carnaval in Rio, and examines the legacies of Vermeer, Bertolt Brecht, Frida Kahlo, and Octavio Paz, among others.

Taste of Passion

Taste of Passion
Author: Brenda Jackson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781429917605
ISBN 13: 1429917601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taste of Passion Book Review:

SOME LONGINGS Attorney Mackenzie "Mac" Standfield swore off love when her heart was shattered into a million pieces. But there's one man who has managed to tempt her beyond reason-rodeo star Luke Madaris. Although five years have passed, Mac discovers when she runs into Luke again that the sexual tension is just as charged as ever... BURN MORE When Luke gets injured in a rodeo, he knows the only place where he can recuperate-without being smothered by his worried family-is at Mac's place. After all, like Mac, he has no interest in any romantic entanglements....until being in such close quarters with Mac forces Luke to confront a desire he can no longer fight... WITH TIME With each passing day, Mac and Luke come to realize that their smoldering attraction can be put out only if they surrender to it. But what Mac doesn't realize is that once you give yourself to a Madaris man, there's no turning back... "Romance that sizzles."-Lori Foster

Trial of Passion

Trial of Passion
Author: William Deverell
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2002-10
ISBN 10: 1554902398
ISBN 13: 9781554902392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trial of Passion Book Review:

Arthur Beauchamp, a heralded criminal lawyer, has moved to a quiet island off the British Columbia coast. While trying to recover from a marriage gone sour, his retirement is interrupted by his former law partners—they want Arthur to take charge of the defense trial of Jonathan O'Donnell, the acting dean of a law school. O'Donnell has been accused of rape by one of the students, Kimberley Martin, a smart but arrogant woman who is engaged to a rich businessman. After much pleading, Beauchamp agrees to handle the case. He is drawn into complex legal situations dealing with gender and sex, while his personal life takes a provocative turn as well. A courtroom drama ensues, with unpredictable twists and bizarre events. This replaces 0771026730.