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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.
Amalie in Orbit
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amalie Price has been coasting along in New York as a sheltered faculty wife who secretly freelances as a French porno translator, when she suddenly finds herself a widow at 40. Left with no financial resources by her activist husband, she must contend with her newly alienated teenage son, the threat of eviction from her Upper West Side apartment, and the need to earn a living.
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.
The Mailbox
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ed and Claire, married for forty years and retired from farming, drive out to their mailbox every day. Every day Ed swerves their pickup toward the mailbox as if distracted then swerves back at the last moment. Claire always acts startled, and they laugh. One day Ed doesn't swerve back, but he's the only one laughing at their wrecked mailbox.
A Chinese Bar Mitzvah
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry Chen is persona non grata at the Goldberg's Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Problem is, Ida, the family matriarch won't attend without the Chinaman.
Night Voices
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,210. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A seemingly peaceful village at the edge of Oxford seethes with the unspoken tensions and frustrations of a group of neighbors. A disparate group of women react in wildly different ways to their enigmatic young male neighbor. As in all her novels, Helen Hudson's theme is about the tragedy that befalls the most vulnerable among us when good people lack the courage to reach out to them.
You, Fascinating You
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by Pale Fire Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Behind Every Great Love Song is an Unforgettable Woman.
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.
Appetites
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fiction chapbook about a young midwife, her best friend and her best friend's father.
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.”
Hunting for Sparrows
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,500. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Beatrice Gerard. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This playfully irreverent work of fiction stands stereotypes on end, creating an intricate literary jigsaw puzzle with an ending that will make you want to go back and try to reassemble the pieces.
The Beautiful Death
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Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The captain of the "Siracusa" has received orders to sail for Tangiers, where rebels have seized the Italian consulate. The blue peter is hoisted, and the sirens announcing the ship's departure echo off of the hills above Livorno. From all over the city, seamen and officers begin returning aboard--all of them, that is, but the junior lieutenant Luigi Carleoni, the ship captain's son.
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.
The Philter
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Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"The Philter" is a dual-language edition of "Le Philtre," Stendhal's brief tale of a young Spanish woman's inexplicable passion for a circus rider from Naples. Both the original French tale and the newly translated English version are hyperlinked to facilitate swift navigation from one language to the other.
Goldfish Tears
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of fourteen fantastical short-stories.
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.
River Rats and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of short stories by Gideon Fleisher. Titles include: River Rats, A Day in the Life, Maple Leafs, Eat at Curly's, Lights, Life as a Book, Sheepskin, and A Trip to Seoul, plus Who Was That, a poem.