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Last Mountain Dancer
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You set the price! Words: 158,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Carroll Ann Susco. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
From Booklist Colorful enough to inspire Michael Douglas' character, Grady Tripp, in the movie Wonder Boys, Kinder starts with the most interesting West Virginian available: himself. Suddenly, in pendulum swings between searing self-doubt and thoughtless bravado, Kinder is biting the neck of a high-school tormentor, or he is making love in a deserted chapel to a young girlfriend....
To Sharazad Whereever You Are
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,410. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
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.
Chasing the Strawberry Moon, Hitchhiking (for girls)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,640. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Two teen-age girls hitchhike cross country to escape an arranged marriage one of their fathers has decreed. They encounter all sorts of people along the way—some benevolent, some decidedly not. In coping with the adversity they find at every turn, they discover the meaning of love and friendship, betrayal and reconciliation, self-reliance and interdependence. A compelling true-life adventure.
The 16th Song
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,120. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The 16th Song is a book about a young man making mistakes and how the mistakes follow him despite his success as a song writer. Set mainly in the turbulent Paris if the late 1950's, it tells of how random acts of violence, unconnected with the victims, can distort a life forever.
The Samurai Poet
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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.
Clara
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,760. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
In 1883 Clara left her home in Indiana and everything she had ever known to go with her young husband and small child to establish a home and raise a family in Kansas. Her strength to face the hardships she encounters there comes from her indomitable spirit, her sense of humor, and her devout faith.
Friend Request Intercepted
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 246,430. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Internet relationship goes haywire once it is discovered that world-reknown superstar diva in control of it all, is too, the one in control of hearing and watching all things that her lover does-that is...until she couldn't keep it her little secret any longer. Read what happens when the tables turn in this page-turner as we learn who is, and is not in control in this story of unexpected twists.
Reflections
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 145,340. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Story of three young brothers' epic journey to a new country.
Memorabilia
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Price: $2.27 USD. Words: 112,210. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Blaze, the frontman of one of the most famous bands of the 1980s, mysteriously dies. Twenty years later a stranger shows up, knocking on the doors of everyone the singer ever knew, possessing something no one had even been aware of; Blaze's diary. Is it authentic? If so, does it provide an explanation to the events leading to his death? How did this diary come to this stranger's possession anyway?
Double Rainbow at Full Moon: Surviving the collapse of Zimbabwe
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,380. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: 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...
The Bullroarer: This World from Wilson's Promontory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Here's a toy and totem, a spinning top and talisman, all in one. It howls, ‘How does a gardener get painted a pirate of the high seas?’ It roars and rings of smoke, like upcoiling incense, or dust rising from a tail-chasing dog, or a wounded bull. ‘An obsession, any material, emotional, magical possession might impassion a struggle for self-possession that rings of truth and light and saturnalia.'
Two Horizons
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Price: Free! Words: 121,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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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)
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Price: Free! Words: 110,670. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: 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...
Garbo's Faces
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Price: Free! Words: 116,070. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
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).
Organza: A Memoir: Proof I Existed
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: 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.
Tender
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 181,820. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Stephen King: "Mark Childress's novel, TENDER, is a little more than just a fine novel; it is a big, all-American, Technicolor dreamboat of a book, as vital and as intense as anything I've read in the last 10 years. Childress's understanding and love of this new music lends Tender the sort of piney woods authenticity I associate with such American classics as Elmer Gantry and All The King's Men."
Thank You and Good Night
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Price: Free! Words: 210,580. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Closing Circles:Trapped In the Everlasting Mormon Moment
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,560. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 by Gray Dog Press. Category: 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.
I, Nephi...
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,250. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
"Folks in Jackson Hole raise kids and hell, and plenty of both." - Bill Menor, owner of Menor's Ferry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 1893 - 1918 There were those who raised kids and they were good at it. Nephi had no interest in the project. Hell-raising, however, was something a talented young rancher could sink his teeth into. It was Nephi's signature specialty. . .until murder trumped mayhem.
Just Money
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 162,570. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: 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.