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Twin Oaks
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 59,010. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Melissa Palmer’s deft prose casts a shadow over suburban society and exposes the darker aspects of personality that hide behind the superficial light of façade.
Paloma Negra
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 78,360. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From Pushcart Prize and Golden Palm winner Miha Mazzini comes the charming and unlikely story of an imitation Mariachi band in 1950s Communist Yugoslavia.
Bent
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 61,660. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
A memoir in her most personal voice, Teri Louise Kelly tells us what it is like to be born in the wrong body. A surreal, courageous, and compelling account of one person's realization, transition and reemergence, you will not soon forget Bent.
Passion Fruit
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 98,580. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Passion Fruit explores the personal and social lives of ex-pat wives following their husbands along the path of international business: the challenges are momentous, and the consequences of bad decisions are life-changing.
The Faith
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 58,050. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ella Taylor is faced with the greatest challenge of her life: staying off cocaine, the drug that could kill her. Temptation is all around, and her will power is under constant assault by cravings that will not cease. Ella’s faith in others is unconditional, but is her faith in herself great enough to overcome her addiction and choose life over death? It all comes down to The Faith…
One to a Million
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 72,940. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Can Charlie rise to Fat Dave’s challenge to turn a one pound coin into one million pounds? Or is there an even greater prize waiting for him on the Las Vegas Strip? You make the odds…
Witch Ball
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 44,700. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Witch Ball asks us to be careful who we deify, and who we vilify.
Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin' It Real
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin' It Real is a compilation of essays composed in tribute to (and sometimes frustration with) the art-form known as "cinema" —with a few theatre, music, and concert analyses thrown in for good measure.
As a Thief in the Night
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Only an act of shameful impiety offers Ezra Mignon escape and eventual salvation. But can he betray, and even murder, the God that his community worships? And can he live with the divine blood on his hands?
More Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Misunderstood Gargoyles and Overrated Angels
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Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels celebrates the underdogs and the unappreciated among us... and sets its sights on the hypocritical and the hyped among us as well.
Orgasmo
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,380. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Orgasmo is author Donald O'Donovan's autobiographical account of a long ignored writer's vow to never write again. But, alas, the vow is as destined to failure as O'Donovan's puckish alter-ego is to literary obscurity.
Mameluke Bath
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fantastical world so frighteningly real you know it already exists, Mameluke Bath examines modern-day ‘multicultural’ Britain and the barely thinkable strategies of psychological survival that are undertaken by some of its more stigmatised aliens.
The Woman Who Lost China
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,460. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Epic, tender, brutal. THE WOMAN WHO LOST CHINA by Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang is a historical novel about China that deals with little people at the mercy of forces greater than themselves.
Framed: A Historical Novel about the Revolt of the Luddites
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
With all the excitement of Sharpe (Bernard Cornwell), as well as the social commentary of Elizabeth Gaskell and Victor Hugo, Framed dramatises the issues of a turbulent time and champions the resistance of poverty-stricken workers. If you liked Les Miserables, then you’ll love Framed!
Thoughts of Maria
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,000. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Gerry Thorley decides to marry a mail-order bride, trouble is lurking just around the corner as Gerry’s son Callum feeds the fires of an escalating sexual obsession with his father’s new bride, and his ex-wife Rachel resolves to see the marriage fail.
A Week with Fiona Wonder: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sixteen-year-old Mercy Swimmer's world turns upside down when she wins a contest in a magazine to spend a week with a movie star.
Happy Ending
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Open Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Every Happy Ending implies a not-so-happy beginning, and David Rat's story—from a groundbreaking career as the drummer of the 'Noise-Rock' cult band Rat At Rat R to a devastating addiction to heroin—follows a path from soaring heights (and highs) to the hellish basement of desperate addiction (the lowest of all possible lows).
Highway
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
Highway is the road trip you always imagined but never took; mile after mile is marked with candid observations, outlandish circumstances and insights that define the American experience.
Secrets of an Old Typewriter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
The written accounts of the life of a ‘smart and sassy small town girl’ are as urbane as those of any city dweller. From ’50s and ’60s nostalgia to modern-day values, and from the drama and insight of America’s great books and motion pictures to politics, religion and animal rights, Susie Duncan Sexton’s ‘secrets’ always hit the mark with unexpected candor and a unique perspective.
Necropsy In E Minor
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,730. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Necropsy in E Minor is the tale of a young college professor who sits down to write what he calls a “memoir,” but which really only records the past six months of his life (with numerous digressions), and ends, with the last line, after a richly devastating encounter, at the moment of writing.
Tarantula Woman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Not since Charles Bukowski's Factotum has a transgressive autobiographical novel touched upon with such rawness the everyday realities of a modern-day American desperado.
The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,940. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fizzy Oceans lives, works and travels in the virtual world where the dead are very much alive, places like ancient Babylon have been reconstructed, and with the click of a button—WHOOSH!—one is transported throughout the Ages to events and destinations that make up our human history.
Curtain Call: A Metaphorical Memoir
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,220. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Stalking academia, re-ordering double prints and rewriting the autobiography of Buster Keaton, Clinton's hapless and sophomoric intellectual narrator offers his poignant and funny insights on modern-day culture in a series of slapstick misadventures.
Simple Intent
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When two legal interns uncover the case of a drug dealer wrongly convicted of murder, their simple intent is to free an innocent man and bring the guilty to justice, however their effort is complicated by a crooked cop, a mobster, his ambitious attorney and a secret alliance.
The Sugarhouse: A Novella (plus four novel excerpts)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,510. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A charming and sentimental trip back to a world of homespun characters, fertile fishing ponds, innocent love, and, at the center of it all, Cooperstown, New York's much-loved house of ill repute, the Sugarhouse. Excerpts from four novels by Donald O’Donovan accompany THE SUGARHOUSE, including ORGASMO, NIGHT TRAIN, CONFESSIONS OF A BEDBUG HAULER and TARANTULA WOMAN.
Xenos: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sometimes the only way to find yourself is to leave behind everything you've ever known... and become a stranger.
American Blow Job: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,620. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With neither mercy nor apology, AMERICAN BLOW JOB penetrates to the core of America's now vacuous soul and exposes Lady Liberty for the paramour that in fact she has become in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
The Loyal Opposition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Environmental attorney Keith Ainsworth focuses our attention on the day's most critical environmental issues, addressing them in contemporary verse as well as poignant prose.
Stones
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,840. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A novel of art, love, intrigue and magic in the South of France.
How High The Wall: A Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,660. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
How high must a wall rise to ensure the separation of barely distinguishable classes in a modern-day American suburb?
Girls Like Me: A Book of Modern Poetry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The first collection of poetry from Teri Louise Kelly showcases the methodology of an author whose life has been lived both within, and beyond, the borders of the binary system.
Night Train
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,720. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fast, furious, unforgettable and set against the backdrop of a crumbling civilization, NIGHT TRAIN follows arch-outsider Jerzy Mulvaney in an audacious account of what it means to be homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.
A Winter Garden
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,580. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With his longtime Greek friend Modestos Thromos at his side, Doran plants a winter garden; and as he patiently tills the Grecian soil, he reclaims his integrity, his sense of joy, and his humanity.
Sacrifice and the Sweet Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,980. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A profound and disturbing collection of eight short stories, four poems and one vignette by award-winning author David A. Ross.
Calico Pennants
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,720. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A weekend sailor shipwrecked in the South Seas eventually discovers the island's only other human inhabitant - a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to 1930s lost flying ace Amelia Earhart.
The Courage of Intimacy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Life, death and the relationships we forge between. THE COURAGE OF INTIMACY is a collection of modern poetry exploring the fundamental human need to connect with others.
Good Morning Corfu: Living Abroad Against All Odds
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,030. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Often funny, always thoughtful, and surprisingly esoteric in nature, the forty-four short essays written by award-winning author David A. Ross deal with expatriate living in detail - from myth to reality, from novelty to stagnation, from glorious experiences to down-right gory experiences, and back again.
Alone in the Company of Others: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,700. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50)
With a cast of eccentrics that rivals "The Royal Tenenbaums", ALONE IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS is about people and their treasured possessions, and the distinctive role that each of us plays as part of a group dynamic. The book questions where each of us essentially exists — within the singular, the plural, or both.


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