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The Tourmaline by Karen E. James
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,000. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Volatile but talented, London teenager, Aaron, distrusts most people apart from his incarcerated cousin. When he attacks a fellow pupil to defend his birth mother’s honour, his head teacher gives him a fixed-term exclusion, and his foster parents send him to a residential camp for mild delinquents close to mystical Stonehenge. Once there, inexplicably strange events start to occur.
Entre Toiros e Gurus by João Nobre de Carvalho
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 51,910. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 5, 2014 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Três religiosos rezam pela evolução da humanidade, em diferentes localidades da Índia: um lama tibetano, no seu mosteiro; um iogue, num ashram e uma teósofa, na sede da sua organização.
Teilang_A_Novel by Yona M. Nonglang
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In Khasi, “Teilang” is both proper noun and verb - “build together” - a great concept. The character of Teilang gives life to that concept. The novel is a tribute to the good men and women of Khasi society in particular, and all good men and women in general. It celebrates the quiet revolution of industry and values at a time when opportunism and anarchy dominate news headlines everywhere.
Stones by Ruby Standing Deer
Series: Shining Light's Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,720. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In Book 3 of the saga of Shining Light’s people, the reader is swept into the changing world of ancient Native America. The peace that Shining Light and his family have enjoyed in the Land of the Tall Trees is shattered by his young daughter. Dove’s dream of mustangs, and of a young American Indian boy named Singing Stone, and his family known as the Mustang People, will not let her rest.
Song of the Silence by Barry Brailsford
Series: Chronicles of the Stone, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,080. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Inspirational
Now the East calls the heroes deeper into the travail of the age. Tu Ahu must be raised to hold the dark powers at bay. Then the Silk Road calls, and Tibet. Here the challenge of the trails is met. Here they rediscover the power of the ‘Silence’, a unique force born of old tides that serves them well. But the Black Robe forces gather greater strength until the quest seems doomed...
The Banana Leaf Men (Reprint) by Aneeta Sundararaj
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this novel, at the turn of the millennium, identity crisis, gender racism, old fashioned ideas and astrology come together in Alor Star, Malaysia,
Making the Cut by Ian Thomas Healy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,380. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Making the Cut is a Young Adult/New Adult novel about two girls, Midori and Nicole, competing in a televised cooking competition. They become friends despite their cultural differences, and will be competing against six other teens. With a $10,000 prize and scholarship to a prestigious New York culinary school at stake, can their friendship survive the challenge?
Uncle Toms Cabin by Jhenwood
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 180,660. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Classics
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is a Classic peice of american literature about anti-slavery which helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War.
The Whore by Yas Niger
Series: Laraba Thomas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Kengua is visibly a male journalist with a secret dual sexual condition. Laraba is his clueless female colleague and most probable suitor, who refuses to be evaded by him. They both have impressive careers and this is the story they both live in their race for a culled national prestige.
Fever: The Coldness of Fever (Book V) by Yas Niger
Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 63,390. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Nonfiction » History » Africa
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
Palawan Story by Caroline Vu
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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.
Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government by David Dusty Cupples
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,720. Language: American English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A violent outburst brings Scott to a psychologist. What happened in Jamaica four years earlier? Had Bob Marley and the Manley government been under attack by the CIA? Was his father CIA? Had he come at him with a machete? Doc M pushes Scott to relive the fateful year 1976 leading to the historic Smile Jamaica concert and uncover the truth that will either set them both free or be their undoing.
The Mystery of Moutai by G.X. Chen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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 by Sandra Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit(3.50 from 2 reviews)
“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 –
Roep van die Visarend by Makkie de Beer
Price: $1.23 USD. Words: 68,700. Language: Afrikaans. Published: June 3, 2014 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » General
Deel in die lief en leed, drome en teleurstellings van die boere in die Krokodilriviervallei noord van die Magaliesberg. Die rivier met sy voëllewe is deel van die daaglikse ervaring van die plaasgemeenskap naby Brits, wat vir hulle oorlewing op die geskiedkundige rivier vertrou. Vir party mense weerklink die roep van die visarend, baie duideliker as vir die ander. Sprei jou vlerke saam met hulle.
The Mountain's Silent Cry by Phil Evaul
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014 by Melinda Evaul. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Daniel feels his family slipping away while all he can do is watch helplessly. He knows the importance of heritage to survive a hard life in the Appalachian Mountains of the 1940’s. But his children are restless, dissatisfied with traditional ways, and want to make life in their own image. The Pittman family becomes the battleground for the conflict of a stable past against a vague future.
달맞이 꽃 비녀 by Edith Ryu
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,660. Language: Korean. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
1952년 강원도에서 출생한 가 은자의 70년 파란만장한 인생과 함께 주위 사람의 우여곡절이 담긴 희비애노의 이야기를 여러 계층의 남녀노소가 감화 감동 받을 수 있는 신비스러운 자연의 질서와 종교 철학을 묘사하고 치열한 경쟁과 양심이 메말라가는 지구세계에 존재하는 모든 생명들의 공동체인 어두운 세상에 향기와 훈훈한 빛을 밝혀주는 달맞이 꽃심에 비유한 심리 사회 교육 소설 입니다.
Keeping Secrets (The Essien Trilogy, #1) by Kiru Taye
Series: The Essien Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,690. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Secrets, Scandals, and Seduction under African skies. The Essiens are the kings of African finance. A close-knit family, their father is the patriarch of a finance dynasty that ranges from retail to investment banking spanning the African continent. Yet all is not as it seems as the three brothers—Felix, Mark and Tony—soon discover when their family is rocked by secrets and scandals.
The Mida by Kimberly Sigafus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: American English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Mida is a mystically-powerful, time-traveling carnival, a place for its people to hide from the world until they have to face the reality of their pasts. The first book in an eight book series, finds Mesa back in 1952 Farmingdale, IA. There she must deal with a murder, her now-grown son who thought she was dead, and Jiibay, a dark Ojibwa spirit set on taking over the carnival.
The Evergreen in red and white by Steven Kay
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 106,680. Language: British English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A novel about Rabbi Howell – the first Romani professional footballer. “diligently researched and affectionately written” – When Saturday Comes magazine. “A poignant love-story… a must for local history enthusiasts.” – Sheffield Senior Archivist. “A meticulous novel that brings social and football history to life in the form of a truly unique character from football folklore” – Scott McCabe, SUFC