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The Egg-Shaped Room
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Egg-Shaped Room :oR: Blood on Mouth and Mourning Dress, part of the Floating Body series, is about the three Tone siblings whose faces force people to forget them: Eudaemonia, a professional mourner; Oa, a professional killer; and Missy, who uses cosmetic means to force people to remember her. Their reunion becomes dangerous when Missy's fiancé invites them to test out his new invention.
In a time of Drought and Hunger
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a time of Drought and Hunger by irish author Gerard Beirne is set in the Canadian north at a time when the boreal forest is on the move due to climate change, shrinking at its southern boundaries and expanding at its northern ones. Tom’s life is likewise changing. His children have grown up and moved south. He is uncertain about his future in the north, his future with his wife Clara...
I WILL GIVE MY SON A NAME
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 44,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In contemporary Nigeria, a woman’s best friend is her diary; a young boy robs a train and get sent to Room 419; a woman is guilty of suspecting her husband of infidelity; post Lagos riot forces a woman and her son out of Lagos; a man travels home to fall in love with his blind lover. In fifteen stories, Nonso Uzozie introduces us to failure and success, disappointment, and surveys human pain.
Position of Trust
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,470. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A distinguished grammar school is shaken by a sex scandal. But that is not the only malpractice at the time; it is just the one reported in the newspapers. Rose Maylie, a school secretary, recounts the secrets, lies and betrayals that brought a fine old institution to shame. This darkly humorous novel blends elements of mystery, romance and literary fiction.
Manslaughter and Other Tears
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of award winning short stories by Dianne Gray. Some stories will surprise and shock, while others will raise gooseflesh and evoke tears of joy and sorrow…but all are compelling and will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more.
The House of Order
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,070. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo, presents a stark vision of American childhood and family. Set in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, Manito’s only access to his lost family’s story is his uncle, the unreliable Neto Ortiz. Manito sorts family truth from legend as broken as the steel industry and the rusting vehicles that line Spruce Street.
Paradise Lost
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 152,630. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"I was born in Paris at the age of twelve." So begins Paradise Lost, the novel that turns Milton upside down. It is a comic epic about an agnostic man who idolizes women, resists authority of all kinds, and insists that the defining feature of human beings is their fallibility. "An impressively detailed, deep look at life." "Intimate, reflective and worthy of a thoughtful read." Kirkus Reviews.
Ready Reference Treatise: Coming Up for Air
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 25 ยท Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 46. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader.
War in a Beautiful Country
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Price: Free! Words: 50,860. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this contemplative mystery novel, because death is unknown, life becomes the puzzle. War In A Beautiful Country follows Regina as she is suddenly forced to find her way through a newly dangerous life already rocked by emotional loss and artistic disappointment. An unexpected event, turns everything around.
On a Darkling Plain
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You set the price! Words: 116,780. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Samuel Jellerson, 56 and forced into early retirement, is walking in the woods behind the family farm in Maine one fall day when he witnesses a priest molesting a boy. From this one event all the action in the novel follows and draws a wide cross section of the town into a theme that explores the nature of evil and its antidote empathy, the force that creates community, and fellow-feeling.
The Imam - A Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 168,120. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Shia Muslim legend has it that Ali, the fourth Caliphate of Islam, began a familial line of Imams, or religious leaders, to perpetuate his vision and uphold his glory. Through history these Imams have been driven into hiding due to dangers posed by enemies of the Shia faith. The twelfth Imam is said to be that final Imam who would return to this earth and restore Shia Islam's unity and glory.
Master of the Law
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,570. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rex is a young lawyer diligently practicing his trade in Houston, Texas. In the forefront of his life is the pursuit of excellence in his chosen career and a sybaritic love affair with Nikki, a sultry blonde. But hidden deep within Rex is an urge to break free of conventional authority while embracing the serenity derived from nature and the outdoors.
In a Hollow Land
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Limerick Specter’s uncle Luster reappears, years after his father's suicide and his mother’s unexplained disappearance, he has little idea the turn his life is about to take. Having lost his job, his home and his girlfriend, Lim is enlisted by his uncle to help a young Romanian woman search for her kidnapped sister, the victim of forced prostitution.
Tipping Points
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,880. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jared, divorced, is attracted to virtually the whole human race. But Eena, a scientist of singular beauty, intrigues him like no one else. Deirdre, Jared's office mate, finds the relationship between Jared and Eena troublesome. Eena discovers a biological reason for her uncanny powers of perception, and must come to terms with Jared in light of it.
Seven Tales of Love
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Seven brief tales depict various expressions of love—unwanted, unrequited, passionate, enduring—from the bright beginnings of youth, through the doubts and changes of middle age, to the comfort and familiarity of old age. Lyrical and intimate, these stories portray love as sometimes thrilling, sometimes disappointing, but always the dream that we yearn for.
Do Unto Others - A Novelette
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Neither man nor his words survive the wasteland of years and distance intact.
Sweet Land of Mine
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Series: Sweet, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,150. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Ruth's story from "Sweet Farm of Mine" continues. As her father Arlan's distraction with the lively widow and neighbor Gretta continues, Ruth finds plenty of challenge in managing their farm on her own and teaching. But Gretta is like a breath of fresh air, making Ruth aware of changes she needs to make. Moua and Sting, Hmong wanting to become farmers, become a big help to Ruth and Arlan.
Found At The Bottom Of The Glass
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young writer finds himself penniless and alone on a Thursday evening. To break the cycle of monotony, he journeys to the local pub for a drink. While there he meets a young girl who buys him drinks. She is an old friend and classmate who lends the young man an ear to ease his unhappiness. The young man accepts gladly and sheds his self-doubt in the process.
La quête bleue
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Price: Free! Words: 36,190. Language: French. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Quittant leur île perdue de la Grande Mer du Sud, Anton et Vittorio se lancent dans l'exploration d'un monde antique pour y trouver les sept plus belles manifestations de la couleur bleue. De rencontres en aventures, leur quête se transforme en un véritable voyage initiatique marqué par une fabuleuse découverte.
Yesterday Road
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,920. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this “coming-of-old-age” tale, Jack Peckham finds himself on a journey into his distant past, helped along the way by Joe Easterday, a young man with Down syndrome, and Ida Pevely, a middle-aged waitress with her own mountain of regrets. Setting out from Northern California, he gets lost, carjacked, abandoned, and arrested, but he’s always homing in on the one object of his inner drive -- home.