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Cultural interest, general | Hispanic & Latino | Asian American | Jewish
The Path of Dreams by Eugene Woodbury
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,960. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2009 by Peaks Island Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American(5.00 from 1 review)
Although they have met just once, at a train station in Japan, Elaine Chieko Packard and Connor McKenzie have been haunted ever since by passionate dreams they cannot control. They determine to resolve the tension between the moral strictures of their religion and their own overpowering emotions by eloping, a decision that triggers an entirely unexpected series of events.
Inner Diva by Laurie Larsen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Theater manager Monica is tired of being her family's first choice to help out at a moment's notice. They assume she has no life of her own, and they're right. She volunteers to be a Big Sister to a fatherless Hispanic girl, Luisa. She never dreams she'd fall in love with Luisa's older, brooding, gorgeous brother. Nor does she imagine that Carlos is the key to achieving her dreams. But it's true.
The End of Texas by Juan Batista
Price: Free! Words: 38,630. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Historical » USA(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A bumbling Texas governor flirts with secession. Far right militias flock to his call and prepare for violence to bring about independence. A backlash from Indigenous Mexicans in Texas calls for the Aztlan Now movement, Mexicans wanting to secede FROM Texas and stay loyal to the US. Militias, Brown Power people, prison gangs, police, and FBI clash. From this comes new Mexican-majority US states.
The Sitar by Rebecca Idris
Price: Free! Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general(5.00 from 1 review)
From the bowels of middle-class England, bona fide Brit Muslim lesbian Jaya Chakarbatti belies her mild-mannerisms and leads her group of Lassi Lesbians from their urban Midland terraced houses to the smelly back alleys of London's gay Soho, to seek out other Gaysians. Snapshooting Britain and navigating the world of Bollywood drag queens, and the choice between reading the Quran or The Pink Paper
Bomba libera tutti (versione Light) by Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 106,600. Language: Italian. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Pubblicazione in due lingue / This publication is in two languages: Italiano: versione originale English: experimental translation
A Perfect Madness by Frank H. Marsh
Price: Free! Words: 111,330. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish(4.67 from 9 reviews)
It is the autumn of 1938 when Julia Kaufmann meets Erich Schmidt while studying medicine at the German University in Prague. With Hitler’s army soon to invade the city and the terror of World War II looming, it is the worst of times for a Jew and a German to fall in love.
Little Miss Straight Lace, Book One of the Unbreakable Series (Free Romantic Suspense) by Maria Romana
Series: Unbreakable, Book One. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(4.67 from 6 reviews)
When a dedicated researcher learns a bit too much about her client's new drug, the horrors from her past seem destined to return. Just as her life begins to spin out of control, a dashing computer security expert arrives from South America and seems the perfect antidote. But is his sudden arrival just the happy coincidence it seems? Find out in this 3-book series of romance, mystery, and suspense.
Playing the Rookie (Rattler's Baseball) by Rachelle Ayala
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American(4.00 from 1 review)
Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls. They agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex. Their pasts collide, exposing the secrets in Jessica’s heart and threatening Jay’s position on the team. What will they sacrifice for true love?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.