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Il mio ultimo anno a New York by Annalisa Menin & Susanna De Ciechi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,490. Language: Italian. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Anna, vent’anni, parte da Venezia per New York con in tasca il lasciapassare di uno stage da Valentino. Incontra Marco, italiano e migrante 2.0, che non la vuole, ma lei riuscirà a conquistarlo. Il futuro è pieno di promesse, il sogno americano sta per diventare realtà e forse è il momento di pensare a un bambino quando tutto cambia. Anna è di nuovo sola a New York.
City of Myths: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,050. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
Losing herself one headline at a time has dumped Kathryn Massey at the bargaining table with the man she trusts the least. Now that Gwendolyn Brick is a costumer at 20th Century-Fox, she finds that her friendship with Marilyn Monroe puts her into the crosshairs of Darryl Zanuck. Exiled in Rome but under the spell of romance, Marcus Adler must learn to say goodbye in order to give love a chance.
Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,530. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
As America embraces the 1950s, television is poaching Hollywood’s turf and Joseph McCarthy forces exiled screenwriter Marcus Adler fights to finally clear his name. Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey knows a secret that might take down a charismatic figure out to intimidate the film industry. When “Confidential” magazine arrives, Gwendolyn Brick figures she’s got nothing to hide - until she does.
Twisted Boulevard: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,800. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When screenwriter Marcus Adler plans to start over with a disgraced star, a Hollywood censor reminds him that the past isn’t forgotten. Columnist Kathryn Massey must deal with a rival when she glimpses a sight on the set of “Sunset Boulevard.” Gwendolyn Brick thought her new store would be a hit, but when LA’s most notorious madam threatens it, she’ll need a Hollywood miracle to keep her it alive.
Queen of Trial and Sorrow by Susan Appleyard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,210. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Biographical
A B.R.A.G, Medallion winner, this is the story of Queen Elizabeth Wydeville, mother of the princes who were murdered in the Tower of London. And here too are the York brothers: the charismatic King Edward IV, treacherous, unstable George of Clarence and the loyal brother who was to become Richard III.
Without Plastic Surgery by Robert Atangana
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,640. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
"Studying abroad is supposed to be a wonderful adventure, but for Robert Atangana it was a nightmare. Arriving in Germany as an optimistic and ambitious student, he quickly learned that behind the polite smiles lay a seething resentment. Through shifting demographics, racism, academic woes, malicious lawsuits and fair-weather friends, this is Atangana's journey.
Wasted and Wounded: Narrative in Tom Waits’ Songs by Barry Pomeroy
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 69,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Biographical
This collection unearths the stories that run parallel to those of Tom Waits’ early songs. They do not retell as much as push the envelope wider, strain the meaning of a few lines, and stretch the place the song occupies so that the river rats and abandoned dogs, crying children on the street and shifty-eyed suits, salesmen with their patter and hobos with their rags, can shoulder out a space.
Stripped to the Bone: Portraits of Syrian Women by Ghada Alatrash
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Biographical
Set between war-torn Syria and the West, Stripped to the Bone explores issues of identity, love, strife, courage and resilience in seven fictional portraits of Syrian women. Paperback edition 5.5" x 8.25" 173 pages ISBN 978-1-927032-46-6
Sayonara, dream-eater by Ethne Ashizawa
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 72,170. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Contact Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sayonara, dream-eater is a bittersweet coming of age story about the sorrows and joys of letting go, and a reminder that help often comes in unexpected, unseen forms. In this her third novel, Ethne Ashizawa explores female adolescence and sexuality, a mother-daughter relationship, and friendship amidst the contrast between the ultra modernity of Japan and its ancient culture and traditions.
Evita ... My Argentina by Helen R. Davis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2017 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Evita Perón tells her own spectacular story. Tracing her life back to her humble beginnings, Evita takes us on her journey to become an actress and later, to the pivotal moment when she meets Colonel Juan Perón. Never content to stay in her husband’s shadow, Evita reveals her help for the working class. A larger-than-life story, told in her own fictional words, the novel is powerful!
My Name Is Susan, I'm An Addict by Susan Murray
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Biographical
This book is a personal story of how addiction to substances/alcohol consumed my life and the ups and downs throughout the period of addiction to drugs/alcohol. I share my feelings, such as shame, and guilt, and also, my success of recovery.
At Knifepoint by Susan Murray
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
The book describes how I was a victim of a violent attack by a man I met while moving to a new city, in search of new people to meet and establish new friendships. I was taken advantage of and learned not all people we meet have our best interest at heart.
Jan Lamb - The Life Of An Angel In The Underworld by Jan Lamb
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 47,480. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018 by Griffiths Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Jan Lamb’s connections to various underworld figures is far and outreaching and includes names such as The Krays, Charlie Bronson, Charlie Richardson, Joey Pyle, Frankie Fraser, Roy Shaw, Freddie Foreman, Dave Courtney and even the New York Mob right up to and including John Gotti, more famously known as the ‘Teflon Don’ who was head of the Gambino family in New York. She is, and was, held in very
Memories of Summer by Ruth White
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
An old favorite comes back to tug at your heart again. From Publisher's Weekly: "Appalachia in the 1950’s is the vividly drawn springboard to this tender, lyrical novel about mental illness." The Horn Book: "Distinct and startlingly beautiful . . . White’s most moving offering to date.”
The It Girl and Me - A Novel of Clara Bow by Laini Giles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The secretary to actress Clara Bow describes her topsy-turvy life with the woman they called "The It Girl."
Digging the Vein by Tony O'Neill
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,520. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Digging the Vein is the stark, tragicomic debut novel from critically acclaimed novelist Tony O'Neill (Sick City, Down and Out on Murder Mile). It tells the autobiographical tale of a young man who arrives in Los Angeles following a brief-but-succesful career in music, only to succumb to the negative pleasures of heroin addiction. With an introductory essay by James "Million Little Pieces" Frey.
La chiave nel latte by Alexandre Hmine
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 51,240. Language: Italian. Published: April 16, 2018 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“La chiave nel latte” racconta la storia di un ragazzo di origini marocchine che cresce in Ticino, nell’Alto Malcantone, dopo che la madre lo ha affidato a un’anziana vedova di nome Elvezia. Il romanzo procede per frammenti, ricordi che la voce narrante riporta alla luce: i giocattoli dell’infanzia, le feste religiose, le partite di hockey sull’asfalto, le infatuazioni...
Seul le poisson mort se laisse porter par le courant by Eve Lavigne
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!) Words: 26,890. Language: Canadian French. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Biographical
Qu'ont en commun une adolescente dépressive, un poète sans abri défoncé à l'héroïne, une retraitée insoumise et apatride, un groupe de femmes africaines réfugiées au Québec, un travesti en rechute, une nounou Burkinabè et une coopérante canadienne? D'abord, une amitié solide. Une envie de vivre à tue-tête. Des sourires féroces. Et cette résilience qui ne leur laissera jamais baisser les bras.
The Midnight Special by Edmond Addeo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,160. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
A biographical novel about the tragic and violent life of the legendary folksinger known as "Leadbelly," taking him from his birth in poverty at a northern Louisiana swampland, to the bawdy houses and saloons of Shreveport and East Texas, to his death alone and penniless in New York's Greenwich Village only months before his "Goodnight Irene" rose to the top of the Hit Parade.
Nick the Greek by Harry Mark Petrakis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
This is the story of the famous gambler, Nick the Greek, told by renowned Greek-American novelist, Harry Mark Petrakis. The story, drawn in the epic strokes of an ancient tragedy, takes place against the violent, gangster-riddled world of Prohibition Chicago, through the heroic and finally sorrowful events of his life ending with a golden hearse and garish funeral in that modern Babylon, Las Vegas
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