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Ghosts of the Sahara
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,830. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kennedy Hunter, an American journalist, travels to Casablanca to interview The Torch, an Islamic rebel hiding deep inside the Sahara. He’s cunning, sleek as an eel and doesn’t make it easy on her. To meet him, she is pushed out of a plane into the desert, treks the Sahara with hostile Berbers where she fights for her life and ends up in a tit-for-tat with him until the very dramatic end.
Drought
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,070. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia to restart life as a farmer. Drought shows Simatupang writing at the height of his powers and is a lyrical testimony to the strength of the human character.
Legend of the Salmarine
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Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Riveting tale of animal love and its consequences. (Safe for children.)
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...
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.
Slavery's Rebirth In America ... Hoodwinked By Uncle Sam
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
My name is Bodine. I’m a ROD, an acronym for retired-on-duty, LA cop on a pension. I rode a bike and walked a beat for thirty years, stayed alive, and I’m still packing. I’m married, but sleep alone. I don’t have friends. I don’t talk to anyone. I drink by myself. I stir my coffee counterclockwise and my toilet paper feeds from the top.
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.
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.
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
Navajo Girl Escapes an Enemy Camp
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The story is loosely based on one of the stories my mother told me about one of my paternal great- grandmothers (not sure of the greats) who had been captured by the Apache tribe when she was a young girl. She spent some in captivity and made that courageous attempt to escape her captors and succeeded. I'd like to have known her. Names and details of the escape are finalized for the most part.
Bretwalda
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Seven Kingdoms all vying for power in the newly conquered British Isles. Only one can be be the overking, or Bretwalda. This is the story of Raedwald, whose remains were found in the Sutton Hoo burial, and his fight to take his small kingdom to supremacy, through battle and skill. His achievement changed the course of history, but do we know the man?
The Color of Lies
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,010. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Anne-Marie is a beautiful, rich teenager, with gorgeous blue eyes living in California. Her world is unexpectedly turned up-side down, when a strange man comes into her life. He tells her shocking revelations about her family and racial identity, Anne-Marie is forced to question her very existence. She painfully learns that her family is entangled in a generational web of lies.
The Irish: 3 Novellas
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
THE IRISH by Eddie Stack is a collection of 3 novellas set in rural Ireland. Entertaining and heartbreaking, hopeful and hilarious, this is the best of contemporary Irish writing. “Eddie Stack has a way of making you laugh and cry at the same time...a great Irish storyteller.” Willy Vlautin, author of Lean on Pete, Motel Life and Northline