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Corona
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,130. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Razia Mirza is a Pakistani woman from Corona, Queens, who grew up in a tight Muslim community surrounding the first Sunni masjid built in New York City. When a rebellious streak leads to her ex-communication, she decides to hit the road.
Con la mia valigia gialla
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Price: $8.79 USD. Words: 32,760. Language: Italian. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"Con la mia valigia gialla" è il racconto di un viaggio. Del mio primo viaggio in terra d’Africa, da sola, come volontaria in un ospedale rurale del Kenya. È il racconto dei piccoli eventi quotidiani (solo apparentemente banali) accaduti in quelle tre settimane, conditi con una manciata di riflessioni sulle diverse abitudini e sulla cultura locali...
Untouchable Friends
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Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
In the 1970s Baya and other children in the Rajasthan desert region worked as sweepers at houses, where they were treated as untouchables. Although outsiders kept away from them, they enjoyed each others company, being good friends. Feudal attitudes influenced the life of all the sweeper families. The book also deals with death rites, Ganga water rites, Chandals and the meaning of outcasting.
From These Ashes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From These Ashes chronicles the journey of two siblings looking for “home,” while searching for themselves, each other, their heritage and their destiny.
Many Untouchable Castes
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Price: Free! Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
The book is about caste competition in feudal Rajasthan in the mid-20th century. About groups segregated by highcaste Hindus in the Marvar desert region. Castes heavily burdened by ageold customs prescribed by the feudal elite. The behaviour towards ritual untouchables. Attempts to rise in the society by leaving work disdained by others. As narrated by Tan Dan, a villager of the area.
Hong Kong Rose
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 114,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
The novel rewinds through a drama set in Hong Kong of the seventies, where Confucian family ties and British colonial society embrace Rose's "perfect" marriage to a lawyer from a prominent South African Chinese family. But even before the wedding, a dark underside to that family begins to emerge; Rose must confront the reality of her new life as it unfolds with many surprising twists and turns.
Losing My Religion
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,350. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fẹmi Fatoyinbo lived the Yoruba tribe’s religion and culture amid political upheaval preceding the Nigerian civil war. When Fẹmi moved to Canada, and then America, he experienced a world of culture, relationship and expectations that clashed with his traditional ways. This is the gripping story of Fẹmi’s quest to maintain his identity.
Alterations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
SHORT STORY COLLECTION. These pieces feel so immediate and alive – the voices, every detail – like memoir. Intimate, funny, and full of surprises, they’re big – about love, death, sex, loss, longing. I especially enjoyed “Love, Mona.” The intimate, beautiful portrayal of grief and hope ends with a wordless gesture so tender and expressive, I will never forget it. –Mary Azrael, Editor, Passager
Borders And Envelopes
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A teenage girl must put up with an overbearing mother, an ungrateful brother, a dying father, raising younger siblings, xenophobia, a long distance relationship, and a teen pregnancy upon moving to America.
Borders And Envelopes
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A teenage girl must put up with an overbearing mother, an ungrateful brother, a dying father, raising younger siblings, xenophobia, a long distance relationship, and a teen pregnancy upon moving to America.
I Like The White World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ted Mason, hired by a Catholic film making company, conceives of a documentary that would explore what professional thinkers and powerful men make of Pilate's final, unanswered question to Christ: "What is Truth?" In the course of making that documentary, Ted learns much about his father, his faith, his colonial ancestors, and himself that could not have been laid open to him in any other way.
The Wind Caller
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
There is much conflict in Richland, Arizona, including the longstanding conflict between the "white" and the "red,." But these all pale in comparison to what brews between Native American schoolteacher Sky Berlander and her estranged grandfathers, as a feud which has divided their family will finally come to a head over an ancient and terrifying birthright — the power to control the wind itself.
Incident in a Duckyard
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This radio play, adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen story, illustrates how easily racism, bigotry, hypocrisy, stupidity, and apathy can escalate into violence and destroy an innocent and gifted creature. Andersen’s folk tales always have a dark side and involve moral and ethical issues. Using poultry and droll humour to show us ourselves, this one is, indeed, a cautionary tale.
While the Sands Whisper
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,430. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Ayishah, a freelance American-Israeli photographer, embarks on a seven-month adventure that soon draws her into a taboo love affair with her Bedouin guide, Hakim. He has many secrets, but Ayishah has one of her own: a painful abandonment of her family that needs to heal. It becomes her challenge to reveal, using the terrible beauty of the Sinai, how we overcome the borders that divide us.
Jenno's Gangs
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Series: Jenno's Stuff, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Jenno's private look at gang members and life, in her territory of Widdlington.
Jade
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,940. Language: Australian English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Jade remembers her childhood days in Singapore during the 1960s. The third daughter in a family of eight girls, she tells of the difficulties faced by her Ma as she struggles to bring up her girls. Jade's anecdotes of life in her primary school compels us to empathize with her fear and rejection, and rejoice with her achievements. The book concludes with a narrative of a mother's sacrificial love.
Pueblo Summer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,110. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Erin Fraser thinks agreeing to spend the entire summer on a New Mexico pueblo may be the biggest mistake of her life. And she's only been here an hour! How does a California girl cope with life on an Indian pueblo for two whole months? Once she meets Paolo, things take a dramatic change. But will that change be for better or for worse?
Reportage Albanya
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: Italian. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A differenza degli altri racconti della serie Amblimblone di Max Vergani, quasi tutti umoristici, questo è un toccante spaccato di umanità pur sempre raccontato con l'immancabile ironia che contraddistingue l'autore.
Child With No Name
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 47,970. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A little girl is orphaned in the Boxing Day Tsunami. No one knows who she is or what language she speaks. An aid worker visiting the orphanage discovers her name and wants to reunite her with family members, but the orphanage is in rebel held territory. A ransom is demanded. Aid worker Claire enlists her mother in a daring rescue attempt to free the child, and is punished. Based on a true story
Tea Party Teddy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,860. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Tea Party Teddy is a political tell-all novel about Sacramento, California politics - the public corruption, infidelity, and greed that affect a newly elected Assemblyman. His world slowly unravels as he succumbs to the power of his office. The ultimate irony occurs when his wife becomes romantically involved with the founder of the Republicans for Latinos.