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The Friendship Promise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,710. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Maryam is the daughter of strict Pakistani-American parents who decide to bend their rules to help a divorced American convert to Islam, whose free-spirited daughter Samira is in need of "good" friends. But when Samira convinces Maryam to disobey their parents, Maryam is worried they may have gone too far.
A Trans Popstar's World: When Life Dreams and Being Transgender Collide: A Novel
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Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
This book is about a trans perspective on various social issues trans people often face. It is written for both trans people and other people interested in learning about trans lives. It is based on the author's own experiences as well as the many stories of real life trans people she has come across over many years.
Adrián - El Ángel de Jehová
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: Spanish. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Novela de ficción. Adrián es un viajero del tiempo al servicio de Jehová y vino a la tierra a dirigir el exodo y a organizar el ejército que tendrá que hacerle frente a Jahvé, el ángel oscuro.
Hearts We Lost
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,500. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
After religious studies in Saudi Arabia, Sharif returns to America doubting his engagement to his childhood friend and how he should practice the Islamic faith. As he searches for answers, he finds guidance in a dream that is made all the more perplexing when it manifests itself in real life.
A Voice
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,330. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Now Muslim, Tamika must face her Christian mother who instilled in her a love for Christ and made church the heartbeat of the family. Torn between her dedication to Islam, the longing of her soul, and her mother, the longing of her heart--her "lifeline," Tamika struggles to find peace somewhere in between. But she finds that something must give.
If I Should Speak
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Tamika’s new college roommates are Muslim, and Tamika is immediately drawn to Dee, who shares her love for singing and her frustration with an overly religious, unsupportive mother. As the seeds of friendship are sown between them, the doors of fame are beginning to open. But Tamika is unprepared for the one obstacle that stands in her way to success...
The Legend Of Goddess Vardayini
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: August 21, 2014 by Nona Gota Publishing. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
The unique thing about this festival is that this ghee, accumulated from millions of devotees, is collected into large drums, before being poured on the chariot as soon as it passes by. You can see that a small lake of ghee is formed right as the chariot leaves the spot. Have you ever wondered about the secret behind this odd festival? Well the story goes like this -
Fragile Mountains
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Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 113,470. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A beautiful and moving novel about life, love, death and rebellion in the eastern hills of Nepal.
Dying to Live: An Amish Man Fakes His Death to Find His Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,270. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Based on a true story, one August night in 1996, an Amish man starts a bloody trail across the bedroom floor next to the double bed where his young wife sleeps soundly and disappears into the night. He is missing and presumed dead.
A Journey to Find Home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story takes place on the last leg of the Acadian's passage from Canada to Louisiana. The journey was a test of the human spirit.
East Bay Grease
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by Writers Tribe Books. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
East Bay Grease has been acclaimed as one of the great depictions of working-class America in the latter half of the 20th century.This is the story of T-Bird Murphy, born in the tumultuous 1960’s and raised in the ghettos of Oakland, California by his mother, who rides with the Hell’s Angels, his father, who is an ex-convict, and the father figures who range from musicians to construction workers.
Don't Make a Sign on the Boat, Stories from Burma
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
A Collection of Stories from Myanmar, told by Ven. UNyaneinda, Abbot of the Old Burmese Monastery in Bodhgaya, India, for me to remember and retell. The place is Central Burma, the country along Burma's great river, the Irrawaddy, where these stories are still alive nowadays.
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.