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Ghosts of the Sahara
By Monique Williams
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,830. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kennedy Hunter, an American journalist, travels to Casablanca to interview The Torch, an Islamic rebel hiding deep inside the Sahara. He’s cunning, sleek as an eel and doesn’t make it easy on her. To meet him, she is pushed out of a plane into the desert, treks the Sahara with hostile Berbers where she fights for her life and ends up in a tit-for-tat with him until the very dramatic end.
Leyendas Mexicanas para Disfrutar en Familia
By Leo Leyendas
Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: Spanish. Published: June 4, 2013 and represented by Editorial Universus. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
Esta obra "Leyendas Mexicanas para Disfrutar en Familia" posee un conjunto de relatos para redescubrir la historia y legado que dejó el pueblo mexicano a través de los años.
Drought
By Iwan Simatupang
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,070. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia to restart life as a farmer. Drought shows Simatupang writing at the height of his powers and is a lyrical testimony to the strength of the human character.
Love Thy Roommate
By H. S. Volfson
Price: Free! Words: 61,010. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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.
Legend of the Salmarine
By Carlton Goode
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Riveting tale of animal love and its consequences. (Safe for children.)
Corona
By Bushra Rehman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,130. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Razia Mirza is a Pakistani woman from Corona, Queens, who grew up in a tight Muslim community surrounding the first Sunni masjid built in New York City. When a rebellious streak leads to her ex-communication, she decides to hit the road.
Con la mia valigia gialla
By Quelli di ZEd
Price: $8.79 USD. Words: 32,760. Language: Italian. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"Con la mia valigia gialla" è il racconto di un viaggio. Del mio primo viaggio in terra d’Africa, da sola, come volontaria in un ospedale rurale del Kenya. È il racconto dei piccoli eventi quotidiani (solo apparentemente banali) accaduti in quelle tre settimane, conditi con una manciata di riflessioni sulle diverse abitudini e sulla cultura locali...
Untouchable Friends
By Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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.
From These Ashes
By Tamela J. Ritter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From These Ashes chronicles the journey of two siblings looking for “home,” while searching for themselves, each other, their heritage and their destiny.
Many Untouchable Castes
By Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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.
Slavery's Rebirth In America ... Hoodwinked By Uncle Sam
By Joe H. Bell, Jr
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
My name is Bodine. I’m a ROD, an acronym for retired-on-duty, LA cop on a pension. I rode a bike and walked a beat for thirty years, stayed alive, and I’m still packing. I’m married, but sleep alone. I don’t have friends. I don’t talk to anyone. I drink by myself. I stir my coffee counterclockwise and my toilet paper feeds from the top.
Hong Kong Rose
By Xu Xi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
The novel rewinds through a drama set in Hong Kong of the seventies, where Confucian family ties and British colonial society embrace Rose's "perfect" marriage to a lawyer from a prominent South African Chinese family. But even before the wedding, a dark underside to that family begins to emerge; Rose must confront the reality of her new life as it unfolds with many surprising twists and turns.
Losing My Religion
By Jide Familoni
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,350. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fẹmi Fatoyinbo lived the Yoruba tribe’s religion and culture amid political upheaval preceding the Nigerian civil war. When Fẹmi moved to Canada, and then America, he experienced a world of culture, relationship and expectations that clashed with his traditional ways. This is the gripping story of Fẹmi’s quest to maintain his identity.
Alterations
By Rita Plush
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
SHORT STORY COLLECTION. These pieces feel so immediate and alive – the voices, every detail – like memoir. Intimate, funny, and full of surprises, they’re big – about love, death, sex, loss, longing. I especially enjoyed “Love, Mona.” The intimate, beautiful portrayal of grief and hope ends with a wordless gesture so tender and expressive, I will never forget it. –Mary Azrael, Editor, Passager
Borders And Envelopes
By Avnirvana Bonovika
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A teenage girl must put up with an overbearing mother, an ungrateful brother, a dying father, raising younger siblings, xenophobia, a long distance relationship, and a teen pregnancy upon moving to America.
Borders And Envelopes
By Avnirvana Bonovika
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A teenage girl must put up with an overbearing mother, an ungrateful brother, a dying father, raising younger siblings, xenophobia, a long distance relationship, and a teen pregnancy upon moving to America.
I Like The White World
By Mark Butterworth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ted Mason, hired by a Catholic film making company, conceives of a documentary that would explore what professional thinkers and powerful men make of Pilate's final, unanswered question to Christ: "What is Truth?" In the course of making that documentary, Ted learns much about his father, his faith, his colonial ancestors, and himself that could not have been laid open to him in any other way.
The Wind Caller
By P. D. Cacek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
There is much conflict in Richland, Arizona, including the longstanding conflict between the "white" and the "red,." But these all pale in comparison to what brews between Native American schoolteacher Sky Berlander and her estranged grandfathers, as a feud which has divided their family will finally come to a head over an ancient and terrifying birthright — the power to control the wind itself.
Incident in a Duckyard
By H.D. Greaves
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This radio play, adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen story, illustrates how easily racism, bigotry, hypocrisy, stupidity, and apathy can escalate into violence and destroy an innocent and gifted creature. Andersen’s folk tales always have a dark side and involve moral and ethical issues. Using poultry and droll humour to show us ourselves, this one is, indeed, a cautionary tale.
While the Sands Whisper
By Linda Ruth Horowitz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,430. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Ayishah, a freelance American-Israeli photographer, embarks on a seven-month adventure that soon draws her into a taboo love affair with her Bedouin guide, Hakim. He has many secrets, but Ayishah has one of her own: a painful abandonment of her family that needs to heal. It becomes her challenge to reveal, using the terrible beauty of the Sinai, how we overcome the borders that divide us.