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Four short stories to use in the ELT classroom
Price: Free! Words: 5,810. Language: British English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These four short stories were written by Jane Godwin Coury, a British ELT writer, who has lived in Brazil for more than 20 years. The stories were inspired by everyday life she has experienced both in Brazil and the UK. The book caters for students of English around the world, who would like to improve their vocabulary by reading and discussing the content with other students.
Somayyeh
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015 by David Morisset. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
'Somayyeh' was co-written by Mariam Shirazi and David Morisset. It is the story of an Iranian woman's quest for love, freedom and happiness. Her battle against religion-based doctrines of male superiority and an uncompromisingly misogynistic culture not only inspires but it also provides precious insights into the position of women and the impact of Sharia law in today's Iran.
That Christmas 1941 Morn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
THAT CHRISTMAS 1941 MORN … On Christmas 1941 morning, when Delilah’s brother, a Nazi soldier, attempts to kill the Jews – including her flesh and blood, Dolb and Donter. She shoots first. The families flee, setting the scene for retribution, reprisal, rape and murder …thirteen years later! If you win, you need not have to explain. If you lose, you should not be there to explain! Adolf Hitler
Learn German with Stories: Plötzlich in Palermo – 10 Short Stories for Beginners
Series: Dino lernt Deutsch, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: Unknown language. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » German, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this follow-up to “Ahoi aus Hamburg”, Dino travels back home to his place of birth, Palermo – coastal city and capital of Sicily – to join the wedding party of his big brother Alfredo. Discover the culture and cuisine of northern Sicily, learn about sights and sounds of Palermo and improve your German effortlessly along the way.
Somos Amigos Coloridos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: Spanish. Published: October 13, 2015 by Dance In The Rain Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Colors, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Somos amigos coloridos--pez amarillo, mariposa violeta, flamenco rojo, etc.
Nous sommes des amis vifs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 170. Language: French. Published: October 13, 2015 by Dance In The Rain Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Colors, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Nous sommes des amis vifs est une histoire simple qui examine la diversité culturelle. Même si les animaux sont des couleurs différentes qui aiment des activités différentes, ils se rendent compte qu'ills peuvent être amis.
Spiral
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,180. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Spiral, a novel of magic realism and epic adventure in the ancient American Southwest. At the end of a culture that built structures as big as the Roman Coliseum when medieval Europe was still in the Dark Ages, on a high desert landscape of brooding wind and dark storm clouds that never drop rain, the Elders threaten to sacrifice an infant boy to placate the sun dagger and thus end the drought.
Burning Down Rome
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
While the world cheered for him, so loud he couldn't hear his own heart beating, behind the scenes Kid was poised between the band's overwhelming success and his feelings of crushing personal failure. In the midst of it all Kid fell in love, fell apart, melted down to almost nothing, and finally realized that making his way in a land of make-believe could either be deadly, or it could set him free
Racconti Vari
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,060. Language: Italian. Published: October 11, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Evoluzione di una scrittrice dal 1986 al 2003, racconti vari italiani
Coyote Dances With Fire.
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
An Apache Indian unravels a scheme that would've allowed fracking on his reservation. (un-edited version.)
Lit by Lightning: The First Jeff Chaussier New Orleans Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,140. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by Southern Girl Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Jeffrey Chaussier tried to escape his past by acting in small theaters in the Midwest. When his father dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Jeff is recast as reluctant sleuth; the stage: New Orleans. Returning to his native city to probe into his father's death, Jeff soon discovers everything he learns only provokes more questions. Now he must uncover the truth before he loses everything.
Il maestro che leggeva negli occhi della gente
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,290. Language: Italian. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
La vicenda si svolge all'incirca due secoli fa a Hokkaido, un'isola nel nord del Giappone. Jin vive solo in mezzo ai boschi con il padre, un monaco buddista che nasconde al figlio un importante segreto. Entrambi passano le giornate curando un enorme giardino zen. Jin porta dentro di sé un mistero che non sa di custodire. La passione per i bonsai lo porterà in un antico villaggio dove vive..
Recovered
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,780. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jem, Scott and Christy are three lifelong friends, in their early thirties, who make up "Cinnamon Twist", a struggling original band based in Northern England. Desperate for cash, they agree to some gigs playing covers to earn some quick money. This leads to a life-changing offer that proves impossible to turn down, testing their friendship and beliefs fundamentally.
The Self-employed Housewife
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 27, 2015 by Robin Beck. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is of an immigrant from Holland to South Africa in the 70s, and is about the relationship between the young wife and mother to her husband who is a seaman. Every chapter is full of engaging chatty dialog between her, her two toddlers and the people she interacts with while starting her own leather craft business from home.
Why Do Indians...?
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 33,070. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015 by Provient Consulting. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The world relishes beef... Indians ban it. The World thinks Cricket is just a game... For Indians, it is a religion The World can’t comprehend arranged marriage... For Indians, it is still a way of life. Ever wondered WHY? While interacting with curious non-Indian friends, I had to ponder about it. And the result is five honestly humorous semi-fictional stories that you can relate to.
Meek's Inheritance
Price: Free! Words: 75,790. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Meek's Inheritance is about an orphan boy growing up in a small town trying to figure out the point of life. Is there a truth and does it determine how we ought to be? Belief in revealed truth and claims to knowledge from the unassisted human mind are provided by those he meets along his way. In the face of tyranny threatening to those he cares for, his own concerns fall away and he takes action,
Quand on rêvait de l'unité
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 50. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: French. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Après soixante années de mise entre parenthèses et marquée par un certain déclin, la Normandie retrouve enfin son unité. Ce fut un rêve inaccessible pour beaucoup de ses citoyens, particulièrement les militants ! C'est ce que notre histoire courte vient relater. Désormais, le rêve devient réalité.
Love is But a Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015 by VintagEreads. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Like a morning cloud, the dream of love sometimes comes floating close by, and sometimes so close, so perfect, so real, that it must remain but a dream.
Ayumi's Violin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,520. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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In 1959 when her mother dies, twelve-year-old Ayumi leaves her home in Japan to find her American father. Biracial, she is confronted with a resentful half-sister and a racist stepmother. She wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up? Ayumi’s only solace is her music. When she is deprived of her violin, she shocks even herself by doing the unthinkable.
Un Turista Desaparecido en México
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: Spanish. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Un cuento de misterio en San Carlos, México. Esta cuento es un compromiso entre español castellano y mexicano. Esta historia también está disponible en inglés con un título de "A Missing Tourist in México."