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The Call of the Ruru (Book 1)
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Call of the Ruru ( Book 1) is a contemporary romance set in rural New Zealand. The main character is Ngaia, a young investigative journalist. Book 1 describes her journey up North and how she unwittingly becomes entangled in revealing a sordid drug world. As well as discovering love, the story of her adventure marks the beginning of a quest to find her Maori family roots.
Lies, Loss, and Longing
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,850. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in Lies, Loss, and Longing portray the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deeply into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions. Many of the characters in his stories meet a sad ending. Nonetheless, there is a strength in his characters that gives them, and us, insight into their predicaments and their changes.
The Longest Kiss
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,030. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The protagonists of the stories in this translated collection all crave a private domain, a place that nobody else can touch. They share with their creator a passion for words, a passion for writing and a passion for literature. To read the stories in this collection is to enter the private domain of the characters who populate them.
Book 10 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story is an “Aesop’s Fable” from the African bush. A greedy honey badger learns a lesson about the African tradition of “Ubuntu” or sharing. The second story, The Snoek Run, is a sketch about the west coast fishermen and the lives they lead. Snoek are a type of fish related to the mackerel sometimes growing up to two meters in length.
Literature Help: The Good Earth
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 88 ยท Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 270. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story presents the life of a family in a Chinese village before the First World War. Even today, the book remains a steady favorite.
Entre lagos y volcanes
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Price: Free! Words: 25,820. Language: Spanish. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Quince relatos, la mayor parte premiados en diferentes certámenes literarios, donde se conjugan odios, crímenes, esperanza, amor, terror e historia, unidos todos ellos en la geografía agreste y volcánica (en todos los sentidos) de Centroamérica.
Enemy in the Garden: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"Enemy in the Garden" is a provocative, but entertaining, thriller with a serious topic wrapped in an exciting adventure. Chosen for the 2014 Jewish Book Council Author Tour, it combines the theme of anti-Semitism in an action-packed story as a young suburban mother faces the deadly threat of a violent, anti-government gang known as the American Clan while searching for her kidnapped husband.
Open Doors
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A crazy satirical novel in the tradition of Jonathan Swift, George Orwell, and Tom Wolfe. Angela wants to be a good person, but struggles to live a life consistent with her ideals. She's also frustrated by all the hypocrisy and error she sees. But that doesn't stop her from going on a quixotic quest to make the world live up to her expectations.
The Tourmaline
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,000. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 51,910. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 5, 2014 by Chiado Editora. Category: 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.
The Disambiguation of Susan
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 185,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Saint Gaudens Press. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A charming story of a young woman dealing with changes and ambiguities life throws her way, while coming to terms with her previously unfamiliar Jewish heritage. Susan’s path to resolving these ambiguities and changes brings her romance, confusion and, ultimately, a new direction in life. A rabbi's long-lost granddaughter finds her heritage in Sarah Sarnoff 's delightful story.
Paloma Negra
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 78,360. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From Pushcart Prize and Golden Palm winner Miha Mazzini comes the charming and unlikely story of an imitation Mariachi band in 1950s Communist Yugoslavia.
Teilang_A_Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
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.
60 Believes of Thai Ancient Traditional
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
60 Believes of Thai Ancient Traditional I created this book for sharing my experience about Thai Traditional that there are in Thailand in ancient for long ago. In this book “60 Believes of Thai Ancient Traditional” You will find a Thai Traditional that you never think there are in Thailand.
Stones
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,720. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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
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Series: Chronicles of the Stone, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,080. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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...
From Haiti to Guinee' on the Immamou - A Tale of Redemption
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Haiti, Tropical Paradise or Hell? I wrote this Haitian Folk Tale to illuminate the roll of the loa, nature spirits, in supporting the Haitian People in a continuing desperate struggle for survival in a seductive, but very dangerous part of the world. The book is illustrated with photographs of a Haitian themed sculpted wall hanging made of flamed copper sheeting.
Islamic Terrorist - The Satanic Mind
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,280. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A story of an ordinary Muslim youth in early 30s well educated born & brought up in society where fundamentalism & cultural pluralism survive & thrive side by side. His upbringing confuses, is unable to mix completely & unable to identify himself fully with the fundamentalists as well as the materialistic people. Torn between what the Maulans preach & practicality of Islam.
Book 9 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first story, a young Xhosa woman is busy cleaning her father’s grave when a stranger appears, claiming that her father is buried in the grave. The confusion is a problem not only for the two women but also for the ancestors. In the second story, a hero in the struggle for freedom is awarded a medal. This gives him an opportunity to reflect on whether his sacrifice was worth it.
Book 8 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These two stories continue the African theme. The first is a love story set in Cape Town during the Minstrel Carnival. The carnival is a 100-year old festival amongst the coloured community where minstrel bands compete for trophies. The second is a bitter-sweet story about the scourge of AIDS. A benevolent employer teaches her gardener how to drive, with unforeseen consequences.