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Close Before Striking by J. Clayton Rogers
Price: Free! Words: 119,590. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Professor Hank Cheatham confidently discusses the Confederate victory at Gettysburg, and belatedly realizes he is losing his mind. Or is there something else at work? But first, he must solve a pesky dilemma: is he coming? Or going? A comedy about academia, smoking and the American Civil War.
Living Companion by Alexander Hicks
Price: Free! Words: 81,610. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man obsessed with his work, tormented by inability to produce it and imprisoned with devotion to the cause of his madness. Struggling with anxiety, he shares a lodging with a painter, a free-spirited woman, who could just be his ruin. Burdened with perpetual observations, one thing surfaces as inevitable - he is compelled to ceaselessly think, awaiting for the end of his life work, or his own.
Lightstorm by Jeremy Bursey
Price: Free! Words: 23,370. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two rival photographers searching for mutual harmony while tempting the raw powers of nature and action will engage in a game of photographic mayhem on the ice fields of Greenland to resolve a bet that one can produce a better calendar than the other. Will Jake the action junkie win? Or will Kate's eye for tranquility claim her victory? Can their mutual respect even survive such harsh conditions?
Neville the Less by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 97,310. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When his father returns from military service in the Afghan war zone, Neville finds himself confronted by a man he no longer knows. Withdrawn, uncommunicative and subject to horrifying nightmares, the father has become The Quiet Man in whom, Neville fears, a dreadful secret may lie hidden.
Timberland Writes Together by Timberland Regional Library
Price: Free! Words: 61,950. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Timberland Regional Library’s challenge: Submit a work that conveys a sense of optimism - any genre, any time period. Stories by: Anthea Sharp, Jim Tweedie, Pam Anderson, Keith Eisner, Meagan Macvie, Caelyn Williams, Beth Anderson, Laura Koerber, Edward Marcus, Suzanne Staples, Llyn De Danaan, Eve Hambruch, Jessie Weaver, Barbara Yunker, and Kim K. O’Hara with art by Kathryn Wanless.
The Grand Lady of Springs Valley by Stanley Laine
You set the price! Words: 82,380. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Travel through the memoirs of a fading man as he grows from a boy into a gentleman under the guiding hand of Mr. St. Clair and finds first love with young Lydia St. Clair while her father builds an architectural marvel unlike anything mankind ever dared to imagine, the grand West Valley Springs Hotel, a playground for the rich and famous, where memories are made and desires fulfilled.
Lydia's Legacy by Stanley Laine
You set the price! Words: 81,870. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lydia Wickman, one of Stanley Laine's most intriguing and beloved characters, is on a run for her life, landing in the heart of the largest rainforest in the world and forced to ally with a pair of interlopers whose motives remain unclear. After Lydia's adventure leads her down a path she never expected, her story unveils a shocking and explosive conclusion.
The Hawk: Part Three by Anna Scott Graham
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this third part of the series, set in 1962, the culmination of the Snyders’ dreams becomes reality, yet the truth about Laurie and Stanford makes Sam wary. Pastor Marek Jagucki is introduced, providing peace to Eric, but slight worry for Lynne. However it’s Renee to fret most, when Sam’s sister Frannie makes a dramatic announcement.
Queen of the Jews by NL Herzenberg
Price: Free! Words: 107,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In contemporary New York City, a Jewish woman falls in love with a Palestinian wall painter who has been charged with killing her. Galia, a Russian Jew living in New York, has no idea that the man she’s drawn to, Alejandro (not his real name), isn’t Mexican at all, but is actually a Palestinian who carries out the wishes of his Mastermind, ostensibly a college professor.
The Law Of Diminishing Returns by Violet Augusta
Price: Free! Words: 78,030. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
Meg's life is an exercise in continuous improvement, constantly striving to meet new and ambitious goals, rarely stopping to give herself credit. Vatusia's life is filled with challenges as well, but hers are primal struggles to survive-- food, shelter, clothing, and a life without violence. This is the poignant story of two women who transcend their circumstances to live a life of meaning.
Empty See: A Novella by James Eberhard
You set the price! Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
After years of isolation in a foreign city, an expatriated American photographer returns from abroad to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota to pursue a career with a magazine. Reuniting with his strange sister, dealing with an eccentric new boss, and an unlikely friend shed light onto the circumstances of his departure, his inner struggles, and his possible future as an expatriate.
Native Lands by Nadir Nanji
Price: Free! Words: 59,620. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
‘Native Lands’ is a story of a descent into madness along the never-ending trunk of an enormous redwood tree, with some very special numbers along the way.
La Corrala by Ana Hernández Vila
Price: Free! Words: 44,830. Language: Spanish. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mientras la ciudad entera vive hoy golpeada y segregada, hay un rincón al sur, una corrala a orillas del río, donde los sueños van de lado a lado según dé el viento, y navegan como pueden, intermitentes, apasionados, depresivos, incisivos, alegres, exagerados. Los hervores son tan evidentes y sonoros como los piares de los pájaros que se tiran confiados desde lo alto del patio...
Missionary Dating and Other Stories by Sandra Hutchison
Price: Free! Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author(5.00 from 1 review)
Affectionate, funny, sometimes dark and never terribly literary, these five short stories by a talented novelist put you in the shoes of ordinary people trying to survive the ridiculous, the inevitable, or the unthinkable.
The Little Girl Who Changed My Life by Pratik Deshpande
Price: Free! Words: 37,860. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amit Duggal finds a one and half year old Divya under a tea vendor's kiosk. Just when he is about to hand her to the cops, he learns that she has extreme stage lung cancer and he decides to take care of her on his own.The little girl who changed my life is about Amit's relation with a total stranger and the changes that she brings along, which transforms him as a person.
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1) by Michael Stutz
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
Chet: From Out of Nowhere by Larry Murray
Series: Chet, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 23,660. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A young farmer with big dreams, Charles Tucker needs a new truck to continue growing the dairy operation he and his wife Emily hope to someday leave to their young son, Jason. Charles’ trip to town, searching for the right pickup, results in a bizarre offer that's too good to pass up. It’s an offer that changes his life—and the life of his family—forever.
The Hawk: Part Two by Anna Scott Graham
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 61,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this second part of the series, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.