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Thank You and Good Night by Ray Succre
Price: Free! Words: 210,580. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Screenplays » Biographical
Based closely on the multi-faceted and prolific life of Rod Serling, creator (and both head writer and host) of The Twilight Zone, Thank You and Good Night spans the rise and fall of a television icon. Through both narrative and script, Thank You and Good Night follows writer Emery Asher through the raucous, speculative, and complex world of home-screen celebrity in the early days of television.
Two Horizons by Hank Lawson
Price: Free! Words: 121,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literature » Biographical(5.00 from 1 review)
Great Pyramid, rival priests, romance with a harem (perhaps royal) woman, and jealous Queen prey on God-king Khufu. In parallel to Khufu’s labors, Mehi labors to absolve his family’s crime by self-sacrifice as a pyramid worker. The crime also burdens his love for An-khi, a governor’s daughter who aspires to be governor herself. Will Mehi save Khufu from his enemies, including Mehi’s own brother?
Viva la vida (english version) by Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 110,670. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Warning: experimental translation (hybrid) Viva la vida it is the history of a trip. A trip undertaken for a long time in camper by five united friends, together from the times of the crayons to wax, to celebrate the marriage of one of them. The vacation, the goodbye to the bachelorhood that unrolls him along the roads of the whole Italy, becomes also however the point of turn for...
On the Road to Heaven by Coke Newell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,900. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Zarahemla Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Biographical(5.00 from 1 review)
In a style reminiscent of Jack Kerouac, Coke Newell's groundbreaking autobiographical novel traces an LSD-to-LDS pilgrimage across two continents. From Colorado's 1970s hippie heyday to the coca fields of Colombia, it's a journey through Thoreau ascetics, Ram Dass Taoism, and Edward Abbey monkey-wrenching to the mission fields of one of the world's most conservative contemporary religions.
Blinded by the Sun by Adam Salomon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,330. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Scott Ferarra is struggling to make it in the music industry. Suffering from bipolar disorder and sensing there is more to life than just the evenings of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, he desperately seeks ways to change his complacent routine. It is only after he falls for fellow rock singer Amanda Campbell that he realizes the magnitude of the challenge he's taken on.
Remembrance by Nathan Hipps
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 108,400. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010 by CyPress Publications. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » General
In 1905, measles ravages a Georgia community, turning neighbor against neighbor. One victim, Luther Smith, is a 29-year old husband and father whose sudden death irrevocably alters the lives of his widow and two young daughters. With no means of support, Leola and her daughters move in with her parents, a home devoid of love. Based on a true story, Remembrance tells a story of love and survival.
Daddy's Hobby: Behind The Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya by Owen Jones
Series: Behind The Smile, Book 1 · Thailand Books, Book 1. Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 116,170. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Daddy's Hobby is the story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya. She was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family. She did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class in the village, but circumstances changed suddenly and she had to go to work in Pattaya, where she drifted into the sex industry. The book tells how she tried to get out of it again
Beyond All Price by Carolyn P. Schriber
Series: The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Nellie Chase joined the 100th Pennsylvania Regiment, known as "The Roundheads,” to escape an abusive husband. Too young and inexperienced to qualify as a nurse, she remained a Union volunteer. In 1861 she traveled with the regiment to the coast of South Carolina, where she managed the regimental headquarters in Beaufort and its staff of slaves who had been abandoned by their owners.
Paris, Moi, and the Gang: A Memoir...of Sorts by Frances Gendlin
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 128,860. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
In this entertaining fictional memoir, readers are drawn into the daily adventures of an expat in Paris—a writer working on a new travel guide, while she and her "gang" of friends are living the life so many Americans can only dream of. Fran’s intimate relationship with Paris—both past and present—sings on every page, reminding us why this city stands alone in the world's imagination.
Garbo's Faces by Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 116,070. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Garbo's Faces tells the story of Nachiketa Krishnamurti, a boy raised in India by his paternal grandmother who teaches him to speak with snakes. His father, Jiddu, is a well-known Indian mystic who is rarely home. His mother is never discussed. When Nachiketa is 23, Jiddu reveals to him that his mother is the reclusive Swedish film star, “Harriet Brown” (a Greta Garbo alias).
The Grey Life by Adam Wasserman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,650. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
David Berkowitz attends the Johns Hopkins University in 1991 where he gets mixed up in drugs and insanity. Combined with a violent home life, David can't quite cope with his experiences. Later on, as the world crumbles around him, he remains curiously unaffected. For he is still held in thrall by the events that occurred in that short time - and the girl he loved and lost.
Double Rainbow at Full Moon: Surviving the collapse of Zimbabwe by B.A.K. Sim
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,380. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Bodie and Clyde return to Zimbabwe in 2007, but the good times have departed. The country has the highest inflation in the world; people resort to suitcases and wheelbarrows, just to carry the money. Isolated from the rest of the world, they experience shortages of food, water and electricity, with endless line-ups for gas if any is available. The banking system is collapsing...
Nahima by Edith Chahín
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 176,440. Language: Spanish. Published: May 3, 2011 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Edith Chahín narra la historia de su madre, Nahima, una mujer siria nacida a finales del XIX. Para evitar la persecución turca, Nahima y su marido Yusef, huyen de Siria y tras un largo viaje llegan a Santiago de Chile. Las páginas de "Nahima" destilan el desarraigo y el dolor de la emigración por la separación y las dificultades de integración en una cultura totalmente diferente.
Closing Circles:Trapped In the Everlasting Mormon Moment by R.B. Scott
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,560. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 by Gray Dog Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
From R.B. Scott, author of Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics, comes a rollicking, brutally candid novel of a young Mormon journalist’s attempt to liberate himself from a failed marriage and the confounding influences of his religious culture and family.
The Samurai Poet by Travis Belrose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,780. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Biographical(3.00 from 1 review)
Ishikawa Jozan wanted nothing more than to be a samurai like his father and grandfather. When an act of overzealousness costs him his position, he tries to serve his lord as a Confucian scholar. Once Ishikawa becomes entangled in political intrigues beyond his control, he discovers that the life of a hermitic literati can be just as dangerous as that of a warrior.
The Heroic Journey of Albert Bierstadt: Artist-Priest of the West by David M. Delo
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 142,230. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A historical biography of the highest-paid and most controversial landscape artist in America after the Civil War.
Just Money by Les Broad
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 162,570. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
This book is based on real events in England in 1990, a maelstrom of large scale financial fraud that left a lot of people breathless at the time. The author was at the heart of the efforts to put it all right. Inevitably it is in involved story but the inclusion of the hero's girlfriend allows all the explanations to be given as the story proceeds. Try it - you'll be wiser for having read it.
To Sharazad Whereever You Are by Paul Schwartzmeyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,410. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The story of a woman who is married to a man who she believes is a traveling merchant, but is in reality, is the brutal dictator of a foreign kingdom.
Maya - Illusion: Behind The Smile, the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya by Owen Jones
Series: Behind The Smile, Book 3 · Thailand Books, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 117,450. Language: British English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This book picks up the story of Lek's life six or seven years further on. At forty-ish, it is time to take stock of her life. She looks back on her life and wonders whether it was all worth it. Should she feel bitter about what has happened to her or should she move on and try to forget her past? Should she try to erase it, whitewash it out, like so many women did or should she be proud of it?
Organza: A Memoir: Proof I Existed by Peg Elliott Mayo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Organza, as Estelle Marie, calls herself, is 97 years old, of a spicy turn of mind, unafraid to expose her hits and misses. She writes, on her computer, "To prove I existed." She's poignant, amusing, confused and hopeful, clearly a woman you'll cherish.