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Fever: The coldness of fever (Book V)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 62,770. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Mudbug Tales: A Novel In Flashes, wit' recipes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mudbug Tales is a series of related vignettes that tell of folks living in Acadiana, the Louisiana Bayou country. The book includes recipes, some of which are Cajun and some of which are not. The Mudbug Tales pay homage to the Cajun people. If I fail to depict reality it's because that is not my aim. What I'm trying for is an enjoyable read. So, I hope you, my readers, enjoy the book. Have fun.
Palawan Story
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Under the cover of darkness, Kim, a young girl, is put by her mother on a crowded fishing boat to escape Vietnam. The derelict boat drifts for two weeks on the South China Sea before reaching Palawan, a refugee camp in the Philippines. There, an American immigration officer mistakes Kim for a sponsored orphan with the same name and sends her to America.
L'île aux mouettes
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Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 33. Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: French. Published: June 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
L'intensité de la vie professionnelle et la déshumanisation du cadre de vie dans les grandes agglomérations conduisent assez souvent certaines personnes à "péter les plombs". L'histoire de Thomas, brillant ingénieur, est ici caractéristique du "mal vivre" et de l'effondrement des relations sociales engendrés par la concentration urbaine.
God Made Chutneys!
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Price: Free! Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
GOD MADE CHUTNEYS is a collection of four short stories that reveal the richness and complexity of life in India. Like chutneys, these stories are sweet, sour, pungent and bitter in their flavors! These stories will make you, cry and laugh. Devour them at one sitting the way you would devour an Indian thali filled with chutneys. Enjoy!
The Life and Death of Abraham Massry and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
These 11 stories deal with author Joseph Sutton's Syrian Jewish background. The title story is about a Jewish immigrant from Syria who wants his American-born sons to follow the business and marriage path taken by him and his ancestors, except his son Jake shows the true calling of America by blazing his own trail. Come and enjoy Jake Massry's Syrian Jewish experiences from boyhood to manhood.
Neither Here Nor There
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,580. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Crooked Cat publishing. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Esty's life was laid out for her from birth. She would marry one of a handful of young men suggested to her and settle down to raise a large family in a tiny space within the closed community of her parents, near to and yet far from the modern world. But Esty has decided to risk all by escaping while she still can. Will she make it to the other side?
The underclass lover
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,460. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
He seems to me, as an underclass lover, to be another Casanova in the 21st century in Kalimati, presumably in a local context out of Kathmandu City. Is he a good or a bad fellow? There was something that inhibited her going to the room of Pasan. She was worried for the consequences. She finally told him that it was already late for her to return home. It was a conflict of emotions.
The Mystery of Moutai
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A teenager returns home from school to find a gruesome scene: the apartment he shares with his mother has been ransacked and she is dead. There is a bottle of Moutai left at the scene. This is evidently a homicide but who is the killer? Two amateur detectives stumble unwittingly into a cobweb of mystery and danger when they team up with the Boston police to solve this mystifying crime.
Beyond the Gardens
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
“It’s not easy to figure out who you want to be, especially if you’re a chica from the barrio. With a crazy family and un amigo, who has suddenly decided he wants her, brainy college student, Esperanza, finds herself having to make some tough decisions. In this humorous and sweet novel, Lopez brings us lovable characters we want to root for from page one. Don’t miss it!” —Lara Rios –
Artifact
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Struggling to deal with the spectre of guilt from her theft of a NZ artifact, Lara arrives in the UK, finding work at a local museum and friendship with her new neighbours, Kerry, an eccentric primary school teacher and Arama, a handsome and unreadable businessman. Delving into the museum artifacts, Lara finds solace and hope. But before she can accept the love offered, she must forgive herself.
Roep van die Visarend
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Price: $1.23 USD. Words: 68,700. Language: Afrikaans. Published: June 3, 2014 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Deel in die lief en leed, drome en teleurstellings van die mense van die Krokodilriviervallei. Die rivier met sy voëllewe is deel van die daaglikse ervaring van die mense wat langs die geskiedkundige rivier bly. Veral die roep van die visarend weerklink vir party mense baie harder as ander. Loer in by die plaasgemeenskap wat op verskeie maniere hulle vlerke sprei.
Scattered
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,000. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Scattered is a contemporary novel about the life of a common islander, Mario Quintanilla Rodriguez. The novel draws on history and fiction, and revives old Puerto Rican storytelling traditions that reaffirm the culture and define the identity of the northwestern coastal towns of the Island.
The Testimony of Aliens
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Testimony of Aliens is a compelling cross cultural story set in the heart of the chiangmai Mai expat community. It is a love story across the ethnic divide and a moral lesson between two generations. Moore's humor and insight are brilliantly realized in this story.
Sara & Habeel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,710. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is the story of two protagonists, Sara and Habeel, but it is also the story of a tribe who have lived in one area for generations, but forced by a changing climate that affects both them and their livestock. They must make a brave decision to leave all that they knew behind them and journey to another land where they can build a new life.
Mama was a Sweeper
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
(5.00 from 1 review)
a woman is coming to terms with an astonishing family secret. she must put aside her feelings to care for her dying mother. she craves answers and questions the values of the family she knew.
Colorful Us
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Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
(3.00 from 1 review)
This book comprises of some reasons behind the celebration of the festival of colors. Our culture is filled with festivals. This is my sincere attempt to cover maximum festivals that we celebrate at my place. My poems are very close to my life and also live of many in this world.
The Menu: More Than Just A List
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Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A paper of a mock restaurant designed to engender critique.
Goin' Fishin'
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Series: Snippets from Cedar Hollow, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When retired miner Darryl Lane starts pining for the old days, Kay Langley, owner of the only diner within fifty miles of Cedar Hollow, calls upon residents of the town to lift Darryl out of his “sorrows.”
Between Two Deserts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,580. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by Pale Fire Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Winner of the Arizona Literary Fellowship in Fiction: Coming to Jerusalem to fulfill her grandfather’s dying wish, Eve Cavell finds herself poised on the seam of three worlds—Muslim, Christian, and Jewish. “Shames, a former Middle East correspondent, skillfully intertwines the lives of this diverse cast of characters to produce a tightly executed, emotion-filled work.” Publisher’s Weekly