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Affluenza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This book is a work of fiction based on a true story of affluenza. This works defines affluenza as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more."
Book 26 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first story, the son of a Scottish aristocrat disappears in the wilds of Africa. His younger brother is sent out to find him. When he eventually tracks him down, he is shocked to discover his brother has gone feral. In the second story, a freedom fighter is caught by the security forces, jailed and tortured. Later, his past returns to haunt him when he meets his torturer face to face.
Blood Diamonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A story of three women, linked by blood and diamonds. The first, a Ph.D. who loves her research more than any living thing. The second, a Montreal woman who knows her bulging, aching abdomen must conceal a terrible secret. The third, resident doctor Hope Sze, who struggles to save her patient and stumbles across a crime.
The Hummus Dealer of Meknes, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mustapha is a young man selling hummus in the medina of the city of Meknes. A rival opens her hummus stall opposite his and soon steals away most of his customers. Convinced she has a secret ingredient he can never discover, Mustapha intends to end his life. His rival saves him with a highly unconventional proposition.
Meta---A Creation Myth for the Digital Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
META is a creation myth for a world that is just now coming into being, a world that is circumscribed by digital technology. The story portrays the emergence of this “cyber shell” as an expression of Nature and an integral aspect of the evolution of life on planet Earth.
Ready Reference Treatise: Woman at Point Zero
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Firdaus happens to be a murderess. The novel presents her first-person account. She agrees to tell her life story to the author, before her execution.
Emilia
Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A short story about a girl who has lost her sight after the Lebanese civil war, and her way in dealing with life and discovering hidden truths after the war has ended.
Agony Aunties – Desi Style: a Desi Drive short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Every culture has its own version of 'agony aunties' as potent as the other. Meet the "desi" versions, Aunty Bela and Aunty Mela, cut from the same sari, but from two different ends. Like their characters, their angle is different, but the affection is from the same source.
Ujala’s Light: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ujala di is ready to die. But if anyone, she should know that Death heeds to no one's wishes. The only way she can go on living, is by returning home to India, where long ago, her light had been extinguished by the Ganges.
Saris, Selfies, and Social Media: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Shruti Shah is the CEO of the Shah Household. She is a devoted mother and wife and has claimed, unchallenged, the unspoken title of ‘Glamor Queen of Desi Drive'. She has certain golden rules she abides by, like limiting herself to posting only one selfie per day. All is well in her busy world, until the arrival of a family down the street gives her reason to pause.
Khala’amma’s Kingdom: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Khala’amma is round and soft, and as tenacious as a thistle. She is the queen of Queens, as far as she is concerned and makes it her business to know everyone and everything in her kingdom of Jackson Heights. People are slightly frightened of her and regard her with guarded respect, because as any proper desi knows, one never messes with a proper khala’amma (aunty).
Jahangir’s Journey – from ‘Noakhali to New York’
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mr. Jahangir Razzak, or JR as he prefers to be called (inspired by the iconic American TV soap, ‘Dallas’), is a driven man. He tries to encourage his daughters with his “coming-to-Amrica” story. “From Noakhali to New York. Long way baby, long way, hah nah (isn’t that so)?” His daughters don't pay much attention to him, but only because they do not see that he is driven by love for them.
Professor Poppadum’s Principles: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Professor Pradeep Prabakhar (affectionately and ubiquitously known as Professor Poppadom) is on a special mission during Spring Break; to solve a mystery that has been goading his normally unflappable calm. The situation is provoking in him a mild irritation. Like many problems in life, some proper perspective is in order for Professor Poppadom.
Tul Tul’s Train: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Tul Tul has arrived in NYC from Bangladesh. Other than her new husband, who literally leaves her on the curb, she knows no one ... this is the story of her journey.
Ready Reference Treatise: Touching Spirit Bear
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Although it is a work of fiction, the author has done a lot of research and presented the setting and topic in such a manner that certain realities become obvious in the narrative.
Road: Jeb's Story
Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Discover Jeb's life as only he can say it. Jeb will take us to places we may never have thought of. Can Jeb's story shed some light into our own life's in some simplex way. Can we control our own path after we have left the living world or will someone else decide our fate.
Ready Reference Treatise: Dreaming In Cuban
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The story primarily focuses on the women, Celia del Pino, her daughters Lourdes and Felicia, and her granddaughter Pilar.
Four short stories to use in the ELT classroom
Price: Free! Words: 5,810. Language: British English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These four short stories were written by Jane Godwin Coury, a British ELT writer, who has lived in Brazil for more than 20 years. The stories were inspired by everyday life she has experienced both in Brazil and the UK. The book caters for students of English around the world, who would like to improve their vocabulary by reading and discussing the content with other students.
Pull the Trigger
Price: Free! Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Literature » Urban
Short urban drama about two brothers, the violent gang they belong to, and the revenge killing of a rival gang member's little brother. Joel has just endured the ritual beating to initiate into the gang, but he must kill the other boy to prove his loyalty. Joel has to summon all of his courage and fight against his own conscience in order to pull the trigger. Will he do it?
Learn German with Stories: Plötzlich in Palermo – 10 Short Stories for Beginners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: German. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » German, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this follow-up to “Ahoi aus Hamburg”, Dino travels back home to his place of birth, Palermo – coastal city and capital of Sicily – to join the wedding party of his big brother Alfredo. Discover the culture and cuisine of northern Sicily, learn about sights and sounds of Palermo and improve your German effortlessly along the way.