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Cultural interest, general | Hispanic & Latino | Asian American | Jewish
La Planta Sagrada by Caroline Alethia
Price: Free! Words: 79,640. Language: Spanish. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Literature » Literary
La planta sagrada se inicia cuando un hippie de Oakland, California, elimina una jeringa de LSD a través de un inodoro previendo una redada policial, y luego sigue su improbable travesía de tres décadas hasta Los Yungas, Bolivia, el cordón umbilical entre los empinados Andes y la extensa Amazonía. La jeringa llega justo a tiempo para afectar la vida de dos norteamericanos que viajaron a La Paz.
Many Untouchable Castes by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The book is about caste competition in feudal Rajasthan in the mid-20th century. About groups segregated by highcaste Hindus in the Marvar desert region. Castes heavily burdened by ageold customs prescribed by the feudal elite. The behaviour towards ritual untouchables. Attempts to rise in the society by leaving work disdained by others. As narrated by Tan Dan, a villager of the area.
Home Country by Ruth Madison
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When Priyanka travels to America for an arranged marriage, she finds out why her groom accepted her bad horoscope and poor family.
The Translator's Tale by Stephen Howell
Price: Free! Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
1963. An academic’s marriage falls apart because of his narrow and obsessive behaviour. In the hope of being miraculously cured of his naive and concrete thinking he undertakes a journey to Galicia, the Spanish cradle of magical realism. He is accompanied by his daughter who relates their comical progress and deals most effectively with the predations of an unexpected and unwelcome girlfriend.
Keeping Secrets (The Essien Trilogy, #1) by Kiru Taye
Series: The Essien Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,690. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Secrets, Scandals, and Seduction under African skies. The Essiens are the kings of African finance. A close-knit family, their father is the patriarch of a finance dynasty that ranges from retail to investment banking spanning the African continent. Yet all is not as it seems as the three brothers—Felix, Mark and Tony—soon discover when their family is rocked by secrets and scandals.
Il-Buli Tal-Iskola by Tony C. Cutajar
Price: Free! Words: 30,640. Language: Maltese. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Maltese eBook that recounts the story of a bully and his victim and how their lives are inexorably drawn together.
Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,410. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(5.00 from 1 review)
Genevieve & Jeremy have been summertime best friends at Camp Meira, a Jewish overnight camp in the mountains. Then, last year, Jeremy left camp early. Gen left the country on a graduate fellowship. Now, a little over a year since they were last at Meira, Gen and Jeremy are together to run a special Winter Camp during Hanukkah. Will their friendship be rekindled, or will it become something more?
Guru's Grace by Ruth Madison
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Romance » Short stories(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Sumitra's parents have brought her to India in the hopes that visiting a guru will help get her married. Single and twenty-nine, Sumitra has never told her parents that she struggles with a very particular attraction. Is it possible that the guru knows? Is he able to see into her soul and bring her the man of her dreams? *This is a short story of 4,000 words*
Love Thy Roommate by H. S. Volfson
Price: Free! Words: 61,010. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Set in and around Denton, Texas, Love Thy Roommate is a tale of five unlikely friends (Miriam, Jake, Fink, Damian, and Libby) coming together to create an unconventional family unit over time. What does the post-graduate future hold for these individuals? Read Love Thy Roommate to find out.
Cattle Nomads Of The Indian Desert by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Nonfiction » History » Asian
About nomads in Rajasthan who have grazed cattle on a large scale since early history. With a pastoral culture from the west in Asia, that partly differed from the culture of the settled Hindus of the Indian subcontinent. Tan Dan's forefathers were a part of that nomadic culture, to which also ox caravan traders belonged and small groups with other professions.
A Tale of Two Legacies by William Gardner
Price: Free! Words: 29,980. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general(5.00 from 1 review)
William Gardner rejuvenates our attitudes towards ethics and morals in a low-key, thought-provoking, suspenseful, amusing, and addictive way with his new novella that traces a month in the course of two families wending their way through modern life. While a first work for this author, he brings us insights gathered over 75 years. He spoofs his own efforts in his must-read epilogue.
America Finding Her Way by Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 53,830. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Sweet Land of Fire: Rebellion. New York, 1970. the 24 hours before the “Weatherman house” on 11th street explodes. Native Land: Rejuvenation. The rebirth of a family to serve their nation by following their delinquent child’s dreams. Tracking Blood White: American magic: A dying red-neck town’s struggle with its Native American neighbors and the killer bear that haunts the mountain they share
Untouchable Friends by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Essay » Sociology
In the 1970s Baya and other children in the Rajasthan desert region worked as sweepers at houses, where they were treated as untouchables. Although outsiders kept away from them, they enjoyed each others company, being good friends. Feudal attitudes influenced the life of all the sweeper families. The book also deals with death rites, Ganga water rites, Chandals and the meaning of outcasting.
Lead Petals by Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 105,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Warning: experimental translation (hybrid) 1937, Sardinia, mines of Montevecchio. The accidental death of the small Giuseppino marks the beginning of an unstoppable fall for a whole country. In a segment of reality that moves, that tears to pieces, so many characters fill the life of the village. Emilio, destroyed by the remorse for the death of Giuseppino...
El Mototaxi. by Carlos Mario Castro
Price: Free! Words: 63,150. Language: Spanish. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
El día que Pechi, un muchacho proveniente de un barrio humilde de Sincelejo encontró a Laura perdida en un abandonado paraje en los alrededores de la ciudad, su vida cambió para siempre. Aquel mismo día se empezaron a tejer oscuros intereses en la política de la ciudad y de la región que involucrarán a Cindy, una muchacha que secretamente ha denunciado la corrupción rampante en la ciudad.
Anderkant die eerste Ster by VDS Brink
You set the price! Words: 51,660. Language: Afrikaans. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Die flitsstories, minder as 800 woorde, gryp iets van die lewe en gee dit uit ‘n ander hoek. Die stories, amper een honderd, vertel verhale uit die buitenste ruimte, van liefde en geweld, kinderstories en snaakse stories. Dit laat ons lag, maar ook wonder.
The Rabbi Who Tricked Stalin by Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 109,750. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(5.00 from 1 review)
The reader of this book does not have to know much about the Jewish religion. The Rabbi symbolizes any possible simple citizen struggling against dictatorship. What brought A Rabbi to fake madness and hide that secret even from his wife, was a belief that God has given him that idea -:as the only way to convince the atheistic regime he is non-beneficial to communism - and deport him from Russia.
A Killing to DIE For by P Gaseaux
Price: Free! Words: 105,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American(4.71 from 7 reviews)
In Gaza terrorists have a new kind of missile...a deadly accurate one. In Manila a businessman lies dead, murdered by arms traffickers. In the frozen valleys of West Virginia, a veteran mourns his son. He wants answers. So does the FBI. And so does Anna...the super-spy and enigmatic killer who is torn between revenge and loyalty to her controllers.
Tails of Low I.Q. (Flop Fiction) by Karan Virk
Price: Free! Words: 10,520. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Tails of low I.Q. with vibrant Indian backdrop. My earlier ‘Emotional’ Pichkaris (Holi Water Guns) failed to bring me success, while quite a few people on that unusual track easily achieved success. So, I have turned to low I.Q. & started my journey from a new perspective. My pseudonym is “Sixth Pandav” because I relate to (& share my name) with Karan from epic Mahabharata...a Rebel in true sense.
The Haunted Igloo by Bonnie Turner
Series: North Wind Tales: Arctic Trilogy · Children (ages 9-12). Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,780. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
For someone afraid of the dark, living in the Arctic is a severe test of courage. Ten-year-old Jean-Paul struggles to hide his fear and adjust to life in the NWT, where he is taunted by a group of Inuit boys because of his lameness caused by a birth defect. Forced imprisonment in a "haunted" igloo proves to be one of the most severe challenges to face Jean-Paul in the harsh Arctic environment.