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A Buried Tale by CJ Carmichael
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Over thirty years ago a series of murders in Oregon targeting librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. But pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars and a past he wants to forget.
The Jeweled Web: Stories of Delusions & Desires by Javaid Qazi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection of 18 short stories looks at the sad and unhappy, ironic, and sometimes insane relationships we have with lovers, friends, coworkers and even ourselves. Qazi shows our multicultural universe as he sees it in styles ranging from gritty realism to absurdist. He explores our foibles and strengths, our successes and failures, and the insecure core hiding in all of them.
Onward by Bart Bultman
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 111,260. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Onward is the dramatic story of James, a recent college graduate, who, seeking one last uninhibited stint, returns to his regular summer job, waiting tables in a tourist town. Subtle, yet simplistic prose, tells of a journey for personal truth and identity, tested by work—the burdened time of dinner rushes, arduous customers, and head nodding with delighted smiles; and play—midday relaxing at the
Virgil's "Aeneid": A Retelling in Prose by David Bruce
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This book is a retelling of Virgil's "Aeneid" in novel form. The "Aeneid" is well worth reading. In addition to being the epic of ancient Rome, the "Aeneid" contains the fullest surviving ancient account of the fall of Troy. It also contains the story of the tragic love affair between Aeneas and Dido, the queen of Carthage—a story that Virgil apparently invented.
Last Class by Emkay Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,800. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Last Class is a comedic novel about lust and love, authority run amok, and teenage rebellion. A gay high school student launches a multimedia protest against narrow-minded teachers, his tranquilized monkey classmates, and a totalitarian high school principal. The protest snowballs into a full-fledged rebellion that rockets a tiny town from obscurity into the bizarre glare of unwanted stardom.
The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel by Ben Monopoli
Price: $4.89 USD. Words: 117,080. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
Sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, "The Painting of Porcupine City" takes readers on a graffiti-covered adventure spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. From the author of "The Cranberry Hush."
The Listeners by Harrison Demchick
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a borough quarantined due to an airborne illness that causes deformity, insanity, and death, a 14-year-old boy named Daniel, orphaned by the plague, is caught up with a one-eared gang/cult called the Listeners. But all he really wants is to find his best friend Katie, trapped elsewhere in the quarantine. Harrison Demchick's electrifying debut is a harrowing work of literary horror.
Aster Lynn by Eric Maisel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,020. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A young, beautiful painter arrives in Manhattan to make a name for herself. This behind-the-scenes look at rivalry, revenge, and the creation of masterpieces is a must-read for anyone with a taste for the making of art--and for anyone keen on a modern love story set against the backdrop of the arch at Washington Square.
Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist by Sophronia Belle Lyon
Series: The Alexander Legacy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,660. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Illustrated with full-page, full-color Victorian-era art, this Steampunk Literary Tribute merges characters from classic stories into a crimefighting team battling human trafficking. Characters from Alcott, Stevenson, Dickens and others. Prowl the Thames in a steam-powered Catfish. Soar over London in a stealth glider. Witness astonishing redemption and restoration.
Trails in the Sand by P.C. Zick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,620. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Trails in the Sand follows environmental writer Caroline Carlisle as she reports on endangered sea turtles during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As she delves into the story, she uncovers secrets about the past that threaten to destroy her family unless she can heal the hurts from a lifetime of lies.
O plus F by John Moncure Wetterau
Price: Free! Words: 64,810. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A solitary man in a diner on the coast of Maine. A tall beautiful stranger. A whip. A bronze heart. Hawaii. The Northwest ... How far will he go to face the truth about himself? ... This is a story about borders: between father and son, between sex and love, between life and death.
Le Point de Non Retour (The Point of No Return) by Sharon Desruisseaux
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 221,120. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Brooks-Goding Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tale of brave French settlers who risked all to find a home in the wilds of Canada. History begins with their many adventures. 400 years ago Samuel Champlain and company battle nature and the politics of the era to pursue their dream.
Plantatia: High-toned and Low-down Stories of the South by Dixon Hearne
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,690. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Southeast Missouri State University Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Plantatia is full of familiar people and places--a wisteria-bound and oak-shaded South comprised of honky tonks, corner stores, mills, and revival churches populated by drunks, gossips, and scandalous preachers--part yarn and part folk in a way that is reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston. --Darien Cavanaugh, editor, Yemasee
фонд помощи мёртвым by Рик Лирик
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,350. Language: Russian. Published: January 6, 2013 by izdat-knigu.ru. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Младший сын владельца влиятельной медиакомпании прожигает жизнь за границей. Неожиданно ему сообщают о скоропостижной смерти отца и просят на несколько дней прилететь на похороны, дабы соблюсти все приличия в глазах общества. Но во время чтения завещания происходит непредвиденное: отец, всю жизнь не переносивший младшего сына, назначил именно его наследником, а не старшего…
My Generation's Lament (No More Dreams #2) by Ben Hourigan
Series: No More Dreams, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013 by Nameless Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 1 review)
It's been ten years since Joshua Rivers had his dream of the girl he believes he is supposed to marry, and she's still nowhere in sight. Now twenty-two, Joshua is stuck in a life markedly different from what he expected. Little does Joshua know that by the end of the year he'll have met his destined love at last.
The Nut Hut by Kathleen Taylor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In late January, 1971, eighteen-year-old Becky Decker reported for her first day of work at Byerley State Hospital and School, a state-run institution spoken of mostly in whispers. She hoped to make friends, and to "make a difference" in her very first job. What she found during that week was a world of heartbreak and hope in a universe that no longer exists.
Carousel Cowboy by R. E. Warner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“…after a few more moments and a few delicate arcs of flight, a melody travels down through Travis’s sinewy conduit to play itself out in the middle of the park, trickling out his fingers, traveling out over the grass and out through the humidity." This is the story of Travis Fleeting; a story about a young musician in search of friends, love, music, and maybe—just maybe—purpose.
Objetos perdidos by Miguel Baquero
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,230. Language: Spanish. Published: December 29, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Una pequeña tragedia de nuestros días, o una comedia, o cualquiera de las doscosas, pues así están mezclados los tonos en la vida cotidiana. Escrita con un humor y una agilidad extraordinarios, el pequeño drama del protagonista: un hombre al que se le van derrumbando todos los sueños, se nos muestra al cabo como una invitación a construir otros, a seguir avanzando aunque sea en otra dirección.
Gerhardt's Children by Jerrold Mundis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,240. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB SELECTION Gerhardt's Children is an extraordinary family saga about a fiercely German Catholic clan growing up in midwestern America. Epic in scope and emotional appeal, it is a story of angry sons and rebellious daughters, hapless mates and lovers; of a plainly human hunger for love at the mercy of iron traditions that bend only in madness.