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All On Zero
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Paper Publishing (PP) Limited. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The game goes on, the roulette is spinning and the stakes are high. Will they risk it all, if that means they might win the jackpot of a lifetime?
SIMPLE MACHINES
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,290. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Master Sergeant Joseph Cevera is a respected man, decorated hero and feared leader of one of the most highly trained and lethal army units in the Afghanistan conflict. What happens when the unbreakable is broken? We see this erupting world through the eyes of a seasoned warrior as he is pushed to the edge of his humanity.
Long ago, far away
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,660. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stories densely plotted, darkly-hearted... Jeffrey Solmundson has created tales almost-familiar yet brimming with energy and inventiveness. These richly imagined stories are at turns hilarious, at turns disturbing, often playful, always captivating and never quite what you're expecting. "Long ago, far away" brings together ten tales of murder, betrayal, bad luck and other disappointments.
Wallpaper
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Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cracks start to show in the fabric of a family during their daughter's piano recital in 'Wallpaper', by Laurie Steed. "Laurie Steed's stories are sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, and always beautifully written. He is a writer to watch." – Ryan O'Neill
From Thine Own Well
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
Disillusioned former Yukon mining exploration worker, Landon McGuire, is torn from his self-imposed exile into a Canada he no longer recognizes. Deceit, threats and violence emphasize the reality that economy trumps environment even when lives are at stake.
Departure
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,880. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hannah and Zeke quit their jobs in mid-career and parachute themselves into the bewildering landscape of Greece of the 1980's. It's just a few years after Greece has joined Europe, and decades before finding itself in the economic and political doghouse. This is the story of Hannah's discoveries of Greek culture, ancient and modern, and what she learns about herself and her American past.
The God Maker: How God Became God
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A moving and delightful story of self-discovery that weaves humankind's desire to understand Who am I? into a creative journey certain to expand our imagination into places heretofore unimagined. The beauty of this novel is also in the author's ability to introduce the complexities of philosophy through a wise and poignant tale about a man who loses everything...and finds himself.
She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Margaret Braithwaite, a fifty-ish professor, lives in the shadow of her famous husband, Gavin, who is terminally ill. When he hires Wyck Fitzsimmons to restore his gardens, Margaret slowly realizes her heart can feel love again. Gavin, though, is determined not to let death stop him from holding onto his wife. Love can take root in the most barren hearts, if Margaret and Wyck can let it grow.
Never Apologize; a Dream of New York City
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Richard Burley is suffering from writer's block, and takes a long bike ride to clear his head. He covers more ground than he'd ever imagined possible, as the first snow of the season begins to fall, and he is confronted by possibilities he'd never considered before.
The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
Palawan Story
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Under the cover of darkness, Kim, a young girl, is put by her mother on a crowded fishing boat to escape Vietnam. The derelict boat drifts for two weeks on the South China Sea before reaching Palawan, a refugee camp in the Philippines. There, an American immigration officer mistakes Kim for a sponsored orphan with the same name and sends her to America.
The Indian Ridge Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,420. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Indian Ridge Stories are nine narratives that take place in a small town of Indian Ridge, New York which is located in Upstate, New York
Twilight in Jakarta
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,710. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Half a century ago when Mochtar Lubis's Twilight in Jakarta was secreted out of Indonesia and published in London, it was the first Indonesian novel ever to be published in English translation. The novel, a depiction of social and political events in the capital during the run-up to a national election, contains a grim cast of characters. Readers today will find much in this novel that resonates.
Scar Jewelry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Please Stop Breathing
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No, I don’t know when you’ll die, when you’ve died, or why I don’t know—I should—I owed that much to you, to know death better to give you comfort in it—to know brightly when you’re here, to dig my fingers like forever into your neck—to know easily when you’re gone, to dig my fingers into mine— To cover you and carry you away.
The Rose of Cikembang
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
First published in 1927 as Bunga Roos dari Tjikembang, Kwee Tek Hoay’s The Rose of Cikembang is an excellent example of the so-called peranakan literature of the Netherlands East Indies that flourished between 1900 and the Japanese Occupation beginning in 1942. Highly sentimental in tone, the novel is rich in many of the controversial themes that Kwee was famous for.
Don't Kiss With Your Mouth Full: A Ladybug Raises Her Daddy
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 171,620. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Barry Trinsic never expected to be raising a two-year-old on his own. And happy, quirky Meghan certainly didn't expect to be growing up in America instead of China. Nine months after the tragic (and mysterious) loss of his wife, Barry begins to rebuild his love life. Of course, his little "ladybug" has her own ideas about whom he should date. An uplifting, rowdy, hilariously unforgettable novel.
Three Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three stories by award-winning Australian writer Laurie Steed in the one volume: Orbiting: Fire threatens and old loves rear their head as Sophie endures a summer of extremes. Wallpaper: Cracks start to show in the fabric of a family during their daughter's piano recital. The Lost Podcast: A father and son, one present, and one absent, share respective realities in a New Yorker Fiction Podcast
Mug Half-full
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about an encounter between two people in a coffee shop who discover that they have something in common.
My Dear Charlotte
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 53,990. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A British Regency murder mystery/romance set in 1815, written “with the assistance of Jane Austen’s letters.” Balls, visits, courtships, gossip (and murder, of course!). Especially for readers who love Jane Austen, Sharon Lathan, Georgette Heyer and Barbara Pym.