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Tevye's Daughters: No Laughing Matter by Jan Lisa Huttner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The Crawley sisters of Downton Abbey? The Bennet sisters of Pride & Prejudice? The daughters born to Zelophehad? Why mention any of these women in the same breath as the beloved characters in the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof? What is tradition? Who makes the matches? These questions are just as important now as when Tevye’s Daughters made their debut in 1964, maybe even more so.
Poems to Read, Enjoy and Learn by Shashikant Nishant Sharma
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is a sample collection of poems by renowned poet Shashikant Nishnat Sharma, who has written scores of poems in English, Hindi, Bhojpuri and Urdu. His many collections of books have got published and we are happy to bring out his eBooks for the readers through SmashWords. His poetry has such a wide spectrum of coverage that you will surely find some of them best suited for you.
Potter of the Souls--A Short Story by Tabatha Deans
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Faced with spending the remainder of his days in a depressing nursing home, Luke spends his time yearning for the eternal nap, and the day he will once again see the love of his life.
A Letter to Brody by R.S. Guthrie
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a letter, written in lieu of a eulogy by a grieving father to his son, who died at two months of age from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is a heartfelt tribute, meant to resonate with any parent who has lost a child; a beacon, perhaps---a suggestion of light and hope within the maelstrom of unimaginable, devastating loss.
The Making of an Indie Writer by Kim Antieau
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Author profile(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kim Antieau published 6 novels with major publishers over 15 years. But when she finished her latest, The Fish Wife, she chose to publish it herself. Why would she do this? In a word: freedom. Indie publishing gives her the freedom to write what she wants and bring it directly to her readers. This essay explains how she embraced indie publishing and what it means for indie readers everywhere.
What's It All About, Shakespeare? An Introduction To The Bard Of Avon by S. A. Markham
Series: What's It All About, Shakespeare?. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What's It All About, Shakespeare? is a series aimed at demystifying Shakespeare's work. This first instalment, 'An Introduction to The Bard of Avon' offers a short biography of the world's most famous playwright, an introduction to his works and a guide to understanding them. Think Shakespeare's boring? Think again.
The Legacy by David Sil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Screenplays » Documentary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A true story about how a wise and loving grandmother left her grandson a priceless legacy. An enchanting tale of how her devotion continued to change his life after her passing. The book transports you to an enigmatic, almost fairytale space, which is vibrantly relevant to the modern world.
Observations of A Transplanted Southern Belle by Laurie Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of columns published in the 1990's by southern humorist, Laurie Byrne Smith. Topics include mothers and mothers in law, children, holidays and finances. From sweet tea to BBQ to 99% humidity, being a child in North Carolina is a true southern experience.
2017: The Battle for Marghdeen by Khurram Shafique
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Marghdeen is the name of the ideal society conceived by the poet-philosopher Iqbal in 1932. It is a world where life is inside-out, people know their destinies and there is no poverty, neediness, crime or injustice. In this book the author shows how such a society can be achieved in a short space of time, as long as we change our perception of history and other domains of knowledge.
Footprints in the Snow by Jennifer McMurrain
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Julie and her young daughter, Emily, find themselves with no place to go on a blizzardy Christmas Eve. How will Julie keep Emily's innocence intact while fighting for their very survival?
The Old Schoolhouse by Noelle Ryan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story of an evocative visit to an old country schoolhouse. Tender memories are recalled and serve as a contrast to our modern age. One person in particular , stands out, The Master. A person gifted with empathy and humor, he gives the old schoolhouse its singular identity.
How Tony Wrote and Published Two Novels by Tony Alan Grayson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,800. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How Tony Wrote and Published Two Novels is a guidebook to explain how I researched, wrote, edited, published, and marketed two novels in the e-book format. A Voice from New Mill Creek: The Methodists, a Drama, is both Historical Fiction and Christian Fiction. Goodnight Paige is a Contemporary Romance.
The Pot of Wisdom by Ivanete Durso Rocha
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 27, 2016 by ibrahim Sarı. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The distinguished surname Durso originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent.
Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi by ibrahim Sarı
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 19, 2016 by ibrahim Sarı. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
Mevlana Celaleddin RUMİ The discipline of Mevlevi Order was established by Mevlevi’s son Sultan Veled, his disciple Chalabi Husameddin, and his grandson Ulu Arif Chalabi in order to pass on his teachings to future generations. Ever since then, the “order” has been presided over by a Makam Chalabi (Chief Master) elected from among Mevlana’s offspring.
Why YA? (And What Is It, Anyway?) by Atthys J Gage
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
The year 1967 saw the publication of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, arguably the first book of serious literature for young adult readers. Since then, YA has exploded into one of the largest markets in fiction with tens of thousands of new titles published every year. In this quick essay, we explore how it a tiny niche-genre grew into a major marketplace phenomenon.
Dirt by Paul Corusoe
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
A rodent is beautified in crucifixion, a wayward rocket skews to destruction, and an ancient predator lurks in our archetypal memories -- all at a summer night's baseball game.
Kafka and Orwell on China: Essays on India and China by Zafar Anjum
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
This book contains four well-researched essays that deal with the subject of India and China. The author has tried to examine the two countries through the eyes of eminent writers and thinkers such as Rabindranath Tagore, Kafka and Orwell.
Meet a Jerk, Get to Work, How to Write Villains and the Occasional Hero by Jaqueline Girdner
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
An article by USA Today Bestselling author Jaqueline Girdner on how to find your fiction characters and settings in everyday life.
story behind story: Blackout by K.G. Deloas
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by LogosMythos Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
On Thursday, September 8th, 2011, at 3:38 pm, the lights went out. Zap. Just like that. The power outage stretched from south Orange County to as far east as Arizona’s Yuma, digging well south into Mexico. It affected seven million people. Authorities raced to restore power. People set up block parties. Neighbors met neighbors. Some of us sought a quiet night. And a little inspiration.
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