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The Acorn Stories: West Texas Tales from a Lubbock Author
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Series: Acorn, Texas, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,110. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2008. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Duane Simolke’s award-winning tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences. “A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews. “If you liked WINESBURG, OHIO…rejoice.” –Watchword.
Highway 340
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Dave is stuck between towns on a back highway. All he needs is gas, but he gets everything else. And everyone in this in-between place talks about nothing but food. Everyone, that is, except for a young woman and a wandering old man.
The Bones of the Forest
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After Amanda's family leaves the safety net of the city for the Undiscovered Foothills, Amanda discovers a crumbling house in the woods. Inside the house, she finds the diary of the writer who lived there long ago before the terrorists were rounded up and the rural families migrated to the protection of the safety net. As Amanda reads the diary, she finds some surprising parallels with her world.
The Prodigal Sons
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Series: The Prodigal Sons. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At 30, William Koopman knows he needs to move out of the family farm house, where he still lives with his parents and grandmother. But his wife escapes first. A week after she leaves him, William's shiftless younger brother returns home. As rain pelts the family farm all season, William must go after Marcy, keep from killing his brother, and save the farm - and maybe himself - in the process.
American Crossroads
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Five short stories of turning points. Kings of 772: A group of buddies gather for beer and poker. Cadillac Dreams: She saw him on the side of the road and had to pick him up. Just Like Fourth of July: A mother and daughter's day will end in a way never imagined. Steven Spielberg and The Magic Box: A young writer meets a famed movie director. Lesson of the Samurai: A soldier comes home from Iraq.
Fireside Folklore
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A compilation of rural tales from across the globe. Tales of simple folk in sylvan surroundings that have been passed down the ages. One in a series of 18 titles on topics that range from Enchantment to Trickery; with Folly, Passion & Vice in between.
Fences
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
One cold morning in the middle of nowhere, a young man struggles to finish the fence he's building for his disapproving father. Nobody asked his neighbor, but wheezy old Ray joins him anyway. "Jasper’s writing is full of vivid descriptions of the struggle of digging fenceposts, the chain-smoking neighbor with emphysema, and Canton’s own internal struggles." — Greensboro News & Record
Prometheus Fit To Be Tied
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Price: Free! Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Recounting 1939, the birth of a superpower, the twilight of a mostly rural America, and the misbegotten adventures of the last man in the world to know everything except what to do with himself. Comedy, romance, and drama unfold when a dissipated millionaire returns from Europe to his childhood home just in time to interfere with a rural electrifcation project and reawaken the town's old secrets.
Visiting the Farm Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Sherri is taking her boyfriend Todd home to the farm to visit her parents. Todd is looking forward to a change of pace and some relaxation. He learns that Sherri's family has something else in mind.
Esther's Grandfather
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
An old man lives alone in a rusting house trailer. His home is about to become a golf course. A rising television reporter wants to cover a story about how new golf courses are enabling economic recovery. She finds something quite unexpected when the two meet.