Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes

Sub-categories: Cultural interest, general | Hispanic & Latino | Asian American | Jewish 
The Path of Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,960. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2009 by Peaks Island Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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Although they have met just once, at a train station in Japan, Elaine Chieko Packard and Connor McKenzie have been haunted ever since by passionate dreams they cannot control. They determine to resolve the tension between the moral strictures of their religion and their own overpowering emotions by eloping, a decision that triggers an entirely unexpected series of events.
Gees van die Labrador
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2011 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » General
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The book provides entertainment, especially to those who wonder about life on a farm. Country folk on the other hand may be taken back to their own days on the farm and find themselves reminiscing about their carefree times in the country. The book is based on a more simple life around a small rural town in the “Riemland” or thong country. Experience farm life as only Makkie can cook it up.
Because I Go Like That and Fall Down in the Water
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,930. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Because I Go Like That and Fall Down in the Water is a touching novel about decency and deep friendships in an awakening agricultural Hawaii. It is a story depicting the era, the character of the people, and the changes to an enchanting land.
A Tale of Two Legacies
Price: Free! Words: 29,980. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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William Gardner rejuvenates our attitudes towards ethics and morals in a low-key, thought-provoking, suspenseful, amusing, and addictive way with his new novella that traces a month in the course of two families wending their way through modern life. While a first work for this author, he brings us insights gathered over 75 years. He spoofs his own efforts in his must-read epilogue.
Shifting Sands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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After seven-years, Uche returns to Nigeria to introduce Thembi to his family. Instead, his mother presents another prospective bride to him. He spurns her proposition and his life spirals out of control - arrested for robbery, betrayed by his best friend and assistant. When his father lapses into coma, he has to make a decision fast. But whatever he decides, his life will not be the same again.
The Sitar
Price: Free! Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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From the bowels of middle-class England, bona fide Brit Muslim lesbian Jaya Chakarbatti belies her mild-mannerisms and leads her group of Lassi Lesbians from their urban Midland terraced houses to the smelly back alleys of London's gay Soho, to seek out other Gaysians. Snapshooting Britain and navigating the world of Bollywood drag queens, and the choice between reading the Quran or The Pink Paper
The Inconvenience of Arranged Marriage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Notion Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Is arranged marriage better or is finding your own match better? Should you decide on your own and then introduce her to the family or settle for the girl selected by your family who you have not even met? Finding the situation familiar? Based on a combination of real and fictional events, this journey will take you around moving friendships, values and sacrifices.
Hiroko's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A young girl, blessed by the Haru-Dori, fights to save her village from the dreaded Tempest. The village is spared, but the young girl lay dying. Her Daruma doll, filled with life, sets off to find someone to save his lady.
Vengeance
Price: Free! Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
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Life for the Jews of 1983 Lodz is difficult and dangerous, but when Katrina finds a book hidden deep within an ancient temple, she discovers the words of magic that bring forth the Golem to protect her.
The Rabbi Who Tricked Stalin
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 107,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
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A character driven- macabre novel about Stalin’s dark period. It is a ruthless regime, persecuting Jews and Christian God believers,‘white' Russians, Trotskists and other communists. The arrest & killing machine of the Secret Police and Bolshevik Party did not stop at their own circles. Rabbi symbolizes a troubled citizen, having family problems, struggling and succeeding to get out.
Captives of Minara
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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In Captives of Minara; -A 4500-year-old lost city is excavated, -A journalist reluctantly returns to the scene of a childhood trauma, -A criminal mastermind kidnaps women and children consigning them to a life of slavery. Josh Radley travels to Pakistan to write about archaeological discoveries but faces a gang engaged in human trafficking.
Pueblo Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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This is a collection of four short story mysteries involving the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
Almost a Turkish Soap Opera
Price: Free! Words: 49,070. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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Adel and Kamil, two young good looking Turkish men use arranged marriages as the ticket to immigrate to Canada. Betrayals, affairs, turn their lives into a Turkish soap opera. Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2013 - adapted into feature film. Visit www.almostaturkishsoapopera.com to watch online.
The Crossing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » General
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A short story that takes place in 1897. Ignazia Traina, a Sicilian peasant woman, is left behind in Palermo, Italy when her husband and son leave for America. This is the story of her journey to reunite her family.
China, Please Give Me More (Fungus #3)
Series: Fungus, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Nameless Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
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In this latest installment of the Fungus series, Melbourne is to host a gigantic celebration of the anniversary of 200 years of rugby. As the celebration nears, China is called upon to remedy shortages of everything from gum to glasses. And on the day of the rugby festival, Zapata and his team will be called upon to investigate a brutal and confusing incident.
Tales from The Painted Door II: Wallace
Series: Tales from The Painted Door, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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An old man, a semi-regular at the Door, walks in one quiet Thursday evening and begins drinking his usual beverage. Normally, he’d just drink quietly by himself, pay, and leave. Not this night. This night he reveals at least part of the reason he is what he is. Does it free him from his ghosts or does it just bring him a moment of peace? Does it really matter?
Arauco: A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 302,830. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
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In 1540 the Spanish invaded the land now called Chile, meeting indomitable resistance from the Mapuche. For the first time, Arauco tells this war from both points of view. Its pages include the conquistador, Valdivia, his beautiful mistress, Inés de Suárez … and his scribe, Juan. Abducted by Mapuche and taken to live with the albino shaman, Ñamku, Juan comes to love the Mapuche girl, Raytrayen.
Al garete
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,400. Language: Spanish. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
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Al garete es una narrativa contemporánea de la vida de un hombre común, Mario Quintanilla Rodríguez, la cual se nutre de historia y ficción, y trata de rescatar relatos de un pasado que reafirman la cultura y definen la identidad de un pueblo del noroeste de Puerto Rico. Nace en 1968 y crece en un pueblito donde sus residentes aspiran al primer mundo, pero viven muy cómodos en el tercero.
Raven's Eye View
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Raven's Eye View is a first nations story about the Creator and its companion the Raven. The Raven is sent out to find the perfect space where life could flourish. As the Raven sits back and waits for the Creator to form the stars and planets in new galaxies, a newborn planet becomes vulnerable to the very sky that is suppose to protect it from explosions of space birthing.
The Cook's House
Price: Free! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Set in the rural Mississippi Delta of the 1950s, The Cook's House is the story of a privileged white boy growing up with the synergism of his family, his small community, and a colored lady, the cook. As a boy would, he took for granted her kindness and the richness of her wisdom. She was his unconditional champion and became a lifetime companion in his heart.