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Twisting Topeka
Price: Free! Words: 58,750. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
We each experience and envision our own version of Topeka. In these stories, 18 writers twist the past and future to explore alternate possibilities for our community. These stories will make you question what you know about the past and frighten you about what the future could hold. What if....? Read this collection from the 2016 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Community Novel Project.
The Man with No Name
You set the price! Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
I am trying to raise a total of $3000 for hearing aids, and all proceeds of this book will go towards that. You can read more at my gofundme page! The story begins when a boy is 15 years old and his father is killed. It starts early on in the Great Depression in 1932. He is telling about his life from his own point of view.
The Hawk: Part Nine
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 67,970. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
The death of President Kennedy casts a pall over those concerned about Eric. Meanwhile in Texas, Luke Richardson wonders about the identity of John Doe. Uncertain about his future with Stanford, Laurie assures Lynne that Eric will return, while Marek and Klaudia make plans for a 1964 reunion.
Cornelius Noon: Chief Turret Captain USN. Part 3: War at Sea
Series: Cornelius Noon, Chief Turret Captain USN. You set the price! Words: 47,420. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » USA
1913. In the last instalment of the serial, Noon is devastated by the damage his shooting has done in Vera Cruz. He is sheltered by Mrs Smiley the bordello keeper and repays her by picking off the marine who rapes her. He is spectacularly seduced by Leonora, the diplomatic wife. When the European war begins he is on board a British battlecruiser duelling with a German ships--and an old friend.
Price: Free! Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Stella is about a young woman’s struggle to survive during the Great Depression, confronted with abuse, poverty and the consequences of her own passionate choices.
Riversitting 01: The North Pacific Gyre
Series: Riversitting: Topics in the Theory & Practice of Time Travel. Price: Free! Words: 81,320. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Zina disappears in 1874. In 1921, Hellen Hell-Fire and the Amazon Army, 6,000 angry women, invade the Kansas coal mines. In 1967, fifteen young people join the ingathering of the tribes in San Francisco. The girls seek adventure, escape, and freedom; most of the boys seek free concerts, unbound breasts, and no high school football. Marcus seeks to not die. The game's afoot! Follow your spirit...
The Lunas
Price: Free! Words: 75,840. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Lunas is a modern tale of the most precious gift in life. On the majestic tropical slopes of the West Maui Mountains, two boarder students at Lahainaluna High School find that no matter what may happen in the chaotic world around them, nothing stops the bonds of true love.
The Hawk: Part Eight
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Laurie heads west to confirm Seth’s assertions, but doesn’t plan on sharing this strange truth with Stanford. While Sam and Renee add to their family, Lynne and Jane find themselves no longer living alone, yet Eric remains east as Seth wraps up his stay in Florida.
The Hunt For Gettysburg Gold
You set the price! Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
When Robert E Lee moves his army into Pennsylvania, history wants us to believe that he became a less than average military leader. Failing on occasion after occasion to position his army in the proper location, and making an attack on the third day that was futile at best. However, what if Lee was not at Gettysburg to win the war but for some other reason. A reason like GOLD, lots of GOLD!
A Happy Man
Price: Free! Words: 50,810. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Martin Burke married and raised three children during the Depression and ended up secure and successful. He thought everybody gets some luck, but not everybody grabs his chances and takes the risks. He called it luck but he wrestled it from the bastards who wanted him to stay hopeless and powerless and not be their problem. Well, he and his socialist buddies were going to fight them till they won.
Dawn of the Unthinkable
Price: Free! Words: 98,290. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
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This is a story about hope. Hope for families, hope for the United States, hope for everyone. It tells how a man develops an idea to revolutionize the economy and social order of the United States. The men and women in this novel come up with a plan so audacious and daring, that no one will believe they are serious. Can they succeed? If they can, the unthinkable will dawn in the United States.
The Hawk: Part Seven
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 53,230. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
As Eric heads to Miami, Lynne receives a letter from Norway concerning Marek and Jane. Seth’s health worsens and Laurie isn’t sure his cousin will recover. Sam and Renee investigate adoption, but will a tragedy derail their plans?
The Hawk: Part Six
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this sixth part of the series, set in 1963, while the Snyders receive a great blessing, Eric senses a departure on the horizon. Laurie appreciates Eric’s gift, but learns a shocking truth when Seth remembers a key element from his tour in Korea.
Bent Creek
You set the price! Words: 78,510. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Born into poverty, in the heart of Appalachia, Rachael Riley's one desire is to leave Bent Creek and start a new life. When the mine closes and her family is without an income, Rachael is forced to work for an unsavory character named Nevers Bains to help support her family. A twist of fate lands her in a scheme that will change her life forever.
The Hawk: Part Five
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In the fifth part of the series, set mostly in 1963, both Stanford and Renee battle depression as Marek reveals his past, as well as the connection he shares with Eric. Meanwhile, the Snyders prepare to travel to New York, but will Seth be there to meet them?
Eighth Wonder: The Thomas Bethune Story
You set the price! Words: 120,610. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
It's 1852. A slave born blind, feeble, and left for dead, begins playing Mozart at the age of three. Known throughout the world as Blind Tom, the odd, musical slave and the master who saved him, are caught between forces determined to tear them apart.
Exuberance Is Beauty
Price: Free! Words: 96,780. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Oregon, 1940s: Eve Miller, a young war widow, rebels against womanhood in the post-war era. Eve is enlightened as she succumbs to the temptation of an adulterous affair. In its aftermath, Eve Miller’s life unravels and leads to violence and moral isolation. Exuberance Is Beauty, is a contemporary interpretation of Adam and Eve’s biblical allegory and Eve's repentance for her sins of the flesh.
The Hawk: Part Four
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this fourth part of the series, set in 1962, Eric organizes a local exhibit, learning more about Marek Jagucki, but the truth of Marek’s past is revealed to the painter in one of his own canvases. As Marek begins to question the oddness of Eric’s eyes, the entire world is thrown into possible nuclear conflict by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Grand Lady of Springs Valley
You set the price! Words: 82,380. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Travel through the memoirs of a fading man as he grows from a boy into a gentleman under the guiding hand of Mr. St. Clair and finds first love with young Lydia St. Clair while her father builds an architectural marvel unlike anything mankind ever dared to imagine, the grand West Valley Springs Hotel, a playground for the rich and famous, where memories are made and desires fulfilled.
Enoch's Folly
Price: Free! Words: 112,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“You know what the old timers say about Comely? They say the Devil is afraid of him.” Aldous Comely; entrepreneur, philanthropist, bon vivant, crime lord. He has his finger on every conceivable pulse, but his grip is starting to slip. Chance encounters and unexpected friendships force him to remember what it's like to be a human being - at the worst possible time: An old enemy is back in town.

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