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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 Many Change and Pass
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Price: Free! Words: 138,830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel begins with the mercury poisoning of a small, impoverished boy and follows Chris Andrews, a ecological activist, Myron Seavey, a progressive librarian, and a dozen other characters, including the women Chris lives with in a house in Portland and the brother of the poisoned boy, Malcolm Kimball, who drops out of school, as they all deal with the implications of this poisoning.
A Lovely, Indecent Departure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,860. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Lovely, Indecent Departure is the riveting and emotionally-charged debut from a promising new voice in literary thrillers, and a captivating story about a mother’s love and desperation set amidst the heart wrenching landscape of child custody.
A Mile in These Shoes
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Price: Free! Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These nine stories describe people who live on the margins of society, people who are often oppressed and always ignored. These stories give them voice and let the reader into their worlds on the edge.
Little Bluestem: Stories from Rural America
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Price: Free! Words: 62,680. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There is a lot of hay in this collection of short stories, hay to cut,rake, bale, store and feed. And there is a lot of rusted machinery sitting in sheds and barns. But these bittersweet stories are about the people who are largely overlooked, people living with powerful memories,illness, telling their stories, discovering some small revelation about the meaning of existence and their own lives.
The Return
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Price: Free! Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In The Return, two orphaned sisters return to their childhood home, thirty years after their parents murder hoping to find out what really happened. The perpetrator is dead, but will those who were with them talk? Lydia, a yoga teacher, feels her mother's spirit asking "Why?" Margie, a recent divorcee, abhors such notions, but as they both get involved in the community, surprising things happen.
Farther...Than He Wanted to Go Torrio-Chan Trilogy Part 1
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Series: Torrio-Chan Trilogy, Part 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 93,760. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Matthew Torrio’s name was connected with two murders in Ontario. He heads west to Vancouver, hoping to put distance between himself and these events. His trail of mistakes follows him. First blackmailed, he is then forced to join one of the most powerful crime families in North America. Four bullets leave him near death, but Matthew is doggedly determined and resilient.
My Hometown Named Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
My Hometown Named Love is a collection of twenty short stories about love for women seen from the men's point of view. These universal stories could happen anywhere, but the reader can find their way in Ireland, UK, Finland, Italy, France, United States or on a road trip across Europe. The warmly melancholic stories come alive as we have all yearned for love we were hoping for, or had to let go.
Where the Wind Blew
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You set the price! Words: 129,120. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one has called Peter Howell by his own name since he belonged to a radical student group in the 1960s. After an act of sabotage that turned deadly, Peter escaped and blended into the American landscape. Decades later, he enjoys the the affluence of the late 1990s with his wife and children. But his life unravels when an ambitious high school reporter uncovers his secret.
The Detective's Vice
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Series: Detective Tom Briggs Murder Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,070. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The mentally ill son of a police detective helps hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are mysteriously linked to the novels of Ernest Hemingway, a manhunt that seeks clues in Hemingway's Paris of the 1920s, and leads the detective on a journey of personal reckoning with demons he has long suppressed, which include that his own son is a suspect.
Telling Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Telling Tales is John Wheatcroft’s latest collection of ten stories that explore the human condition as well as (in the first and last work) the nature of fiction itself. The stories exemply the same qualities that led Jay Neugeboren in a New York Times Book Review to say of an earlier collection, “Mr. Wheatcroft ... gives us tales that are stark and memorable.”
Splendor from Darkness
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You set the price! Words: 389,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.
AffectionAires Part 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's love, it's love, they know it's love./ How ever can they tell?/ Well, she can shove, and he turns dove./ With nose he rings her bell.
Love and Loyalty (and Other Tales)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Love and Loyalty (and other tales), is Maria Savva's second collection of short stories. This is a diverse collection of stories, written over a period of ten years. Many of the stories were short-listed in various short story competitions. These are thought-provoking, memorable tales of life and love, luck and loss, deceit and lies, the unexpected and the true to life.
Stillbird
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Price: Free! Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
From the strangling of a midwife perceived to be a witch in Scotland in the 1880s to thwarted love and the tragedy of incest in West Virginia during the depression thence to Denver on the eve of the sixties, accurate history is enhanced by elements of magical realism in this tale of five generations that is as ancient as the Greek tragedies and as modern as the daily news.
Envious Shadows
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Price: Free! Words: 136,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a novel about a black and white relationship in a small Maine town that explores the many forms of prejudice, particularly that of a racist Nazi group that hounds the couple and causes tragedy, but also many other external ways--class, religion, sexual orientation, even appearance and personality-- that people use to unfairly judge others.
Don't Be A Stranger
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
....couldn't be more noir: Sep could be Philip Marlowe's brusquer, more antagonistic brother....There are moments when Sep's aggressive showmanship begins to crack when he softens his hard-talking abrasiveness with gentle coaxing, his belligerent repartee with moments of fluid interiority....told mostly through tough-guy banter, which allows the reader to move quickly with Sep.... Kirkus Review
The Bridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Bridge' follows the tale of a young man, who, through whatever fortune attaches itself to his life, finds himself homeless. In struggling to cope with these states of affair, he is forced to come to terms with the reality surrounding him and the lies which have created him.
Ophelia: A Tale of Woe Undone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,600. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(1.67 from 3 reviews)
Romantically inclined Ophelia finds herself suddenly facing the crisis of her life, and as she struggles alone with her terrible secret we can only wait to see what she'll do next, while considering the course of history that may have turned her into some sort of ticking time bomb....
Postcard from a Pigeon and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of 18 short stories, from Postcard from a Pigeon, a story on the wave of immigration to Ireland in the ‘90s and it's impact, these stories look at change in Irish society in the last 50 years, from a very human perspective.