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Kosei's Conundrum: Coming Up for Air
You set the price! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
It is not an easy time for young people to try and make their way in the world: economic malaise, student debt, and political turmoil all contribute to the difficulties youth have in finding their place. Kosei's Conundrum: Coming Up for Air is the story of a young Japanese college graduate without a place for him to surface. Until, in desperation, he hits upon a possible solution.
Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,460. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This book of twelve short stories, centered on Indian women, delves into varied possibilities of woman’s life in complex situations arising out of social reengineering.
In the Heart of Cairo
Price: Free! Words: 79,160. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(3.00 from 1 review)
When anti-bias educator, Mrs. Magda, becomes the new Theory of Knowledge teacher at the American School in Cairo, she is shocked to discover the ugly truth behind the school’s prestigious reputation. Despite the challenges and hostility she faces, Mrs. Magda is committed to achieving her career goal of transforming the environment at the school and making it truly bicultural. Although the school’s
The Ivory Caribou
You set the price! Words: 92,080. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by iCrew Digital Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Is it a love story? Or is it an adventure story? Or is it a commentary on the tragedy of war? It is all of these, and more.  Caroline McCullagh weaves a thrilling and dynamic story around Anne O’Malley’s genealogical search for the story of her late husband’s father that takes her to the far North of Canada to find new relatives among the Inuit culture, to Europe behind the lines in World War I.
Quit Playing Victim Card
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Story of a young girl who came out of all odds to walk in the path she wants to go.
La Furia del jaguar
You set the price! Words: 38,670. Language: Spanish. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
En tiempos antiguos, los habitantes de Mesoamérica, creían que toda persona desde su nacimiento, venía con el espíritu de un animal, el cual se encargaba de protegerlo y guiarlo. Ese espíritu se conocía como Nahual. Se creía (aún se cree en ciertos lugares), que ciertos chamanes podían crear un vínculo muy cercano con sus nahuales.
Eli's Paradise
You set the price! Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Omar Bishara and his family have moved into Eli’s Creek and life in the small town will never be the same—the Scandinavian hamlet in the Sierra foothills hasn’t changed much since the gold rush days. The Arab immigrants want to buy an old landmark property, which draws protests, but when the town’s favorite daughter, Lilly, falls for the Arab boy, Baligh, protest turns to distrust and resentment.
The Closing of Yoshimura Kimie
You set the price! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Everything was great in their relationship until Ai unexpectedly brought her mother over to meet him and together they found that a few months of love and respect couldn't overcome millenia of cultural bias and xenophobia.
De Patines y Putas
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Las peripecias de una niña de Brena describen la vida de la gente de un barrio popular muy distinto a los gagás donde vivían los blanquiñosos Limeños. "...Somos cholos, obreros y zambos a mucho orgullo porque aprendimos a temprana edad lo que es trabajar duro..." Los audios son DECIMAS del siglo XIX sobre la política del país y del poeta Carlos Vasquez Aparicio con música salsa y landó.
Surrender Aurora
Price: Free! Words: 65,290. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From NA meetings to Nellis Air Force Base and war with ISIS. As James McGregor settles down, leaving a partying life to take college seriously, he's recruited for a drug test with global ramifications. It clears the fog of a pot smoking past, opening him to an unexpected future. His security clearance is reactivated and he finds himself battling ISIS jets over Syria, to stop aviation terrorism.
Fear
Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When Nikal saves a small, starving girl he finds outside after curfew, he inadvertently dooms his own brother who is blamed for his actions. Racked with guilt, he knows that he must make amends, but no one in his family agrees. Only Mirka, the child he saved. How can two children hope to stop their oppressors? Perhaps the two children are not as alone as they think.
Naripana (नारीपना)
Price: Free! Words: 7,670. Language: Hindi. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
नमस्ते! इन कहानी और कविताओं में नारी किरदारों पर कुछ प्रयोग किये हैं। कहीं वह सकारात्मक है, तो कहीं बिल्कुल गलत पर ये सभी स्त्रियां वर्तमान को वर्तमान में जीती हैं, जो तुलना में पुरुषों में कम देखा है। नारी के सभी रूपों को स्वीकार करना समाज के लिए ज़रूरी है। नकारात्मक आदतें और व्यवहार के लिए भी थोड़ी जगह होनी चाहिए...
Silence Under The Blue Sky
You set the price! Words: 20,120. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Set against the backdrop of the Jamnagar Helicopter crash on 30 August 2012, where two helicopters of the Indian Air Force had a mid-air collision, this story is a reality fiction, loosely based on the true story of an Air Warrior from the Indian Air Force. A contemporary reality fiction, this story brings out the universally common language of pain.
Finding Yourself in the Town of Geniuses
You set the price! Words: 73,610. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Total Health Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The adventure begins with an American student who has come to the Town of Geniuses, hoping to find some genius ability in her mind. She meets a fortuneteller whose cards display unusual fates of three geniuses. But it is clear that the "cards of fate" cannot predict the future. An enhanced ebook.
Mandatory Equality
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Roger is in investment banker. He likes to think he makes his own luck, and so finds it something of a surprise when he comes to work one day and finds that his world has changed since the Mandatory Equality law has passed.
A Hunting Trip to Daghestan and other stories
Price: Free! Words: 32,240. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From the waters of Montauk to the mountains of the Caucasus and Paris in war times, these stories take you on a whirlwind tour that open unexpected vistas and insights. The book contains both memoir and fiction, told in the candid voice of a man who has lived through the 20th century’s major conflagrations, and seen much sadness, without losing his sense of humor .A great, enjoyable read for all.
The Hummus Dealer of Meknes, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mustapha is a young man selling hummus in the medina of the city of Meknes. A rival opens her hummus stall opposite his and soon steals away most of his customers. Convinced she has a secret ingredient he can never discover, Mustapha intends to end his life. His rival saves him with a highly unconventional proposition.
My Mama's Tamales
Price: Free! Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
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What does a mother teach a daughter about a chaotic world? What does she teach her child about love, necessity, bigotry, self-confidence, and her Latina culture? Rosario Olmos has her work cut out for her. This novel is a precious story of remarkable endurance, all-encompassing wisdom, and unfolding sense of self.
Emilia
Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A short story about a girl who has lost her sight after the Lebanese civil war, and her way in dealing with life and discovering hidden truths after the war has ended.
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.