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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.
Mopane Tree Lane: a novel of Zimbabwe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,900. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mopane Tree Lane is a compilation of stories about friends and neighbors who live on Mopane Tree Lane, Belvedere, Harare, Zimbabwe. All the characters are completely fictitious, but what they do have in common with the real Zimbabweans, is warmth, big-heartedness, and love for the Zimbabwean soil; traits shared and passed on to family, friends, neighbors and strangers.
Desi Drive: short, interlinked stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Desi Drive is a compilation of short stories based in Jackson Heights, NYC. The stories are interlinked; much like the lives of friends and neighbors. Many of these have been published as standalones. This book includes these, and also additional ones that tie into the various story lines of the people who live on Desi Drive, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. All the characters are completel
The Chronicles of Calonarang: Baladeva Vol. 1 Way of The Tiger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 240. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Historical » General
The epic story with contemporary allure and FULLY DIGITALLY PAINTED that is based from a Javanese legend dating from eleventh century in the reign of King Airlangga from the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist Kingdom of Medang. As tradition tells it, Calonarang was described as an evil figure whose spread pestilence throughout the kingdom. This ancient tale, as retold in so many books exhibits...
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.
The Confluence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,820. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Confluence recounts the story of an Indian family separated by extenuating circumstances that eventually finds their way back together. The story is written as an extended letter from Naina in 2045, as she recounts the journey that led to the adoption of her son Nikhil.
Game of Wit and Chance: Beginnings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,200. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Adventure » General
Restless Filipino, Gilberto Ramos, leaves the U.S. to return to his beloved homeland at the end of World War II. His new American wife, Sophia, happily joins him to escape a family in ruin and to satisfy her wanderlust. Their four children are raised with a love of family, music and the sea, but their four minds are focused in four different directions.
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.
Seeing Through Stones (Book Two)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
In Book Two, separated from her Post-it note prince, Talia hides at a safe house for survivors of domestic violence while her father turns the city upside-down to find her. Surrounded by women fighting their own demons, Talia faces her past at every turn.
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.
Pink is for Disappointment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,300. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Mennonite, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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A young man on a journey, many times ironically humorous, physically and psychologically challenging, attempting to escape a family suffering a poverty mentality condoned and supported by religion.
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.
Galerie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After Vanesa Neuman’s father dies, the closed book of what he and her grandfather were doing during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia falls literally open. From Tel Aviv to the backstreets of Prague, Vanesa’s relentless quest to unravel the mystery of her father’s wartime diary reveals a seventy-year-old secret darker than she could have imagined. [Historical, Thriller, Literary, Holocaust]
Somayyeh
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015 by David Morisset. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
'Somayyeh' was co-written by Mariam Shirazi and David Morisset. It is the story of an Iranian woman's quest for love, freedom and happiness. Her battle against religion-based doctrines of male superiority and an uncompromisingly misogynistic culture not only inspires but it also provides precious insights into the position of women and the impact of Sharia law in today's Iran.
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?
That Chreistmas 1941 Morn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,950. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
THAT CHRISTMAS 1941 MORN … On Christmas 1941 morning, when Delilah’s brother, a Nazi soldier, attempts to kill the Jews – including her flesh and blood, Dolb and Donter. She shoots first. The families flee, setting the scene for retribution, reprisal, rape and murder …thirteen years later! If you win, you need not have to explain. If you lose, you should not be there to explain! Adolf Hitler