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The Two Paths
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,300. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Two Paths begins at a lakeside cottage where a group of graduating seniors are having a celebratory end-of-school party. One of them is Robbie Elder, campus football hero, who later in the night violates in an ambiguous rape Cilla Whitten, a plain and socially awkward junior lured there by the promise of excitement and popularity. The rest of the novel follows these two into young adulthood.
A Robin Redbreast in a Cage
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Price: Free! Words: 108,230. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Robin Redbreast in a Cage is a novel about a teenaged girl taken from her alcoholic and promiscuous mother and sent to live with her uncle, a tyrannical fundamentalist minister. The only non-fundamentalist she befriends in high school is Jeremy Lawrence, a boy whose father was killed in a car accident; years later they serendipitously meet again.
Moorings
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,100. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Moorings follows 23-year old Anne Holloway as she journeys up to a small, Alaskan fishing town to find her biological father. Instead of finding what she came looking for, Anne realizes the past can never be untangled from people's memories, and damage from oil spilled under the surface never completely dissolves. Still, by making the journey, Anne discovers her true identity can be found within.
Soledad en la guerra
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,760. Language: Spanish. Published: March 17, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En los días más cruentos de la Guerra Civil, un hombre intenta escapar del Madrid chequista en compañía de su familia. Sin embargo, sus planes pronto se verán alterados por las circunstancias...
How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny
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Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A precocious child plays dance lesson in the back of an old trailer. Her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever, and whatever else may happen the image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
A Short Stay in Hell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Strange Violin Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.
Gnawing the Bone: Dog Fiction
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is your dog thinking? What puts a smile on his face? In this collection of dog fiction, dogs speak their minds in that straightforward manner only dogs have. They want to know why we do what we do. Why are humans obsessed with sex? Some of the dogs are from around the corner, others from the farthest reaches of the galaxy—and some even live on an Earth where dogs are the dominant species.
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.
Rebecca
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one seems to know what happened to Curt's pregnant girlfriend. Did she walk out on him? Was there foul play? He and her disappearance continue to be the talk of Crossroads Church.
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.
Literary Lunes Magazine, March/April 2012 Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the latest edition of Literary Lunes Magazine! I apologize for the delay, for I was having some technical difficulties on my end. In this issue, we are featuring an exclusive interview with NY Times Best Selling author, Kristin Cast of the House of Night Series. In addition, we have many other interviews, short stories, poetry, helpful literary articles
Before and After
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Before and After/Neither Here nor There is a story of bohemian existential dislocation in which the two protagonists literally don't know where they are, what city in New Zealand they live in, Auckland or Dunedin, and their attempts to solve their dilemma leads to an hilarious exploration of dream/reality, personal and social dis-intergration.
A Broken Claw, A Cat's Eye Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Winter wears on for Kion's mercenaries, Traleau tries to reach out to the two new captives who share his fate and his fearful position in the group. But when he does, he finds himself stepping into the histories of other named men, and the maelstrom of wills tangled up in them.
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.
Brother of Cloud in the Water
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Brother of Cloud in the Water narrates his own story set in 1945 New Guinea. He is a tribal leader largely concerned with food and shelter for his tribe and keeping the enemy headhunters away. Then one day a strange flying thing lands and a beautiful red-headed white woman emerges.
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.
Under The House
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by shelfstealers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
UNDER THE HOUSE is the story of the Rathbones, a prominent Saskatchewan family who live with a secret they're determined to keep. Only young Evelyn finds the courage to break down the wall of silence that keeps the truth at bay. Her ally is Aunt Maude, a timid woman who has lived with the secret from childhood.
No Fixed Ground
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,060. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Wilkinson House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
NO FIXED GROUND by John Roman Baker is a vivid, hallucinatory novel that explores a young man’s experience of friendship, sex and obsession amid the sexual liberation of 1970′s England. Nicholas meets Peter and they begin an obsessional relationship that soon spirals out of control. They discover that between sanity and madness, life and death, reality and unreality, there is no fixed ground.
Superficial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Brief glimpses through the film of life. A layered look at the world from the eye of the beholder. Clouded, conflicted, translucent to its murky depths.
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.