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Sousanna: The Lost Daughter by Sousanna Stratmann
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,320. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2018 by Tranquility Press. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
As a five-year-old in 1950s Greece, Sousanna plays at being The American. When a stranger deceives her illiterate parents, she is sold to a new family and discovers that being an American is not a life of luxury. As her family searches for Sousanna, she must endure alone in a strange place-unaware of changes that mean home will never be the same.
The Garden of Allah Novels Trilogy #3 ("Tinseltown Confidential" - "City of Myths" - "Closing Credits") by Martin Turnbull
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 318,760. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
1950s Hollywood saw the beginning of the end of everything: the Eisenhower Years and everything it represented, the restrictive Production Code, Hollywood’s golden-era studio system...and the Garden of Allah Hotel. The times they were a-changing and Hollywood's denizens needed to change too...or be left behind.
The Garden of Allah Novels Trilogy #2 ("Searchlights and Shadows" - "Reds in the Beds" - "Twisted Boulevard") by Martin Turnbull
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 312,100. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
1940s Hollywood was a perilous time. Over the music of the Hollywood Canteen hung the fear that some of these brave boys won’t make it back. Then came the paranoia that Commies lurked behind every movie, bringing with it the Red Scare. And once HUAC was finished rattling its publicity-seeking saber, a new threat flourished. This time from that plywood book with the tiny screen.
Closing Credits: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,550. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When a mysterious list starts circulating, columnist Kathryn Massey's life falls under a public magnifying glass. Beset by writer’s block, screenwriter Marcus Adler finds a box in the basement of the Garden of Allah whose contents could rejuvenate his career but cost him his reputation. New to television, Gwendolyn Brick teams up with Lucille Ball but is conflicted by new opportunities.
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: 97,500. 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.
City of Myths: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,890. 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.
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: 99,760. 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.
The It Girl and Me - A Novel of Clara Bow by Laini Giles
Series: Forgotten Actresses, Book 2. 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."
Born by Mistake by Katherine Pappas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2018 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Born by Mistake shares the collective memoirs of a young girl—a dancer and her father’s favorite—in South Africa, a young professional in business of travel agencies—tested and jaded by relationships with men, and of a mature woman—a married spouse and mother of a young boy in Greece.
Creating a Life of Freedom by Dr. Michael J. Duckett
Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 35,270. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
There is an innate desire for freedom within all human beings. The challenge with this innate drive is most people aren’t completely aware of what “freedom” means. Ask a thousand people, “what is personal freedom?” and you’ll get a thousand different answers with one common thread: “I can do what I want to do when I want to do it.” Is that what freedom really is?
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
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.
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.
Let No One Enter by Glenn Reed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,270. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
One summer in the 1970s, Glenn A. Reed traveled to a primitive cabin, no electricity, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. There, seated at his manual Underwood typewriter and accompanied only by his loyal Dalmatian, he returned in memory to Fort Bragg, California, where he taught high school from 1935 to 1937.
From Playground to Battlefield by Donovan FG Munro
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
“…This period of my National Service had the most influential impact on my life and no doubt the lives of many young men who took part in Operation Modular and subsequently Operation Hooper. Being exposed to death, taking another human being’s life and constantly being exposed to the fear of dying in some far-off country for a cause I did not comprehend, left scars on my heart and soul.
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.”
Code Name Lise by George M James
Series: George M James, Book 4 in the GMJ Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,490. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
After sinking a South African Navy frigate in an epic gun battle in the Mozambican Channel, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, now Egg Breaker Ground Commander, is heading down south with his fellow Egg Breakers intending to ambush a squadron of naval fast attack craft that is coming north to investigate the sinking of the frigate. See the long description please.
The Second Blast of the Trumpet by Marie Macpherson
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 123,070. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Biographical
1549. Freed from the galleys, the Scottish Reformer John Knox continues his mission as God’s messenger to strike at the roots of papistry. A prophet without honor in his own land, he is welcomed as a chaplain by Edward VI in England.
Papers For Doughnuts by Karen S. Thompson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,590. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Biographical
At age 18, Jane Carey has reached her breaking point and stands on a bridge with a gun in her hand and revenge in her heart. For years, she's struggled to survive the unspeakable horrors she's endured at the hands of both her abusive, addicted mother and the school official who violated her childhood innocence. It's a war between good and evil, and Jane has to make a decision. This is her story.
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