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Book 27 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story takes a humorous look at South Africa’s first democratic election when the whole country was awash with rumours. To-day we see the urban legends as ridiculous, but at the time they were firmly believed. The second story is about a striptease artist who comes up with a novel idea for her act. The audience loves it. Her shows are sold out. Only, there are unforeseen consequences.
Oasis: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,410. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
After a complete upheaval in her personal life, a young woman finds herself living in a small camper on isolated, unimproved property in Southern New Mexico. With no idea of her next step or what could possibly lie in her future, she is immobilized by despair and confusion; until she encounters her Mescalero Apache neighbors from a neighboring Indian Reservation.
Affluenza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This book is a work of fiction based on a true story of affluenza. This works defines affluenza as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more."
Book 26 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first story, the son of a Scottish aristocrat disappears in the wilds of Africa. His younger brother is sent out to find him. When he eventually tracks him down, he is shocked to discover his brother has gone feral. In the second story, a freedom fighter is caught by the security forces, jailed and tortured. Later, his past returns to haunt him when he meets his torturer face to face.
Finding Land: Stories of Japan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Jewish girl from Cleveland meets a pregnant Texas belle over dried squid in a Tokyo grocery store. Their common ground? Both newlyweds, married to Japanese men. Despite being unable to decipher the maps in Tokyo's train stations well enough to know where they're going, they set off on a quest to find land. Will they find space for themselves, in a place where there's none?
The Bleeding Man and Other Science Fiction Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A great collection of Native American Science Fiction. Yes, you read that right. Nebula finalist!
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,740. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015 by Zarahemla Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The female protagonists of these fourteen short stories are daughters of devout Mormon women. Some choose to leave the family faith; some choose to stay. All hum the hymns of their forebears. "These stories sink deep and rise high. And along the way, they gleam with love." —Lavina Fielding Anderson
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.
Five for the Money
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015 by Josh Langston. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Money changes everything, doesn't it? It's a topic of conversation around the water cooler, a wistful game of "what if?" played by anybody who's ever bought a lottery ticket. This book explores what sudden great wealth does to five ordinary people and how their lives change in extraordinary ways. Together, they learn the truth in the old saying, "Some people have money; some are rich."
Meta---A Creation Myth for the Digital Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
META is a creation myth for a world that is just now coming into being, a world that is circumscribed by digital technology. The story portrays the emergence of this “cyber shell” as an expression of Nature and an integral aspect of the evolution of life on planet Earth.
Lika, Beč, Trenk ili bilo jednom 1746.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,480. Language: Croatian. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Povijesna događanja 1746.godine u Europi, Habsburškoj monarhiji, Hrvatskoj Krajini, Lici, Brinju i okolici. Kako je Marija Terezija postala kraljica i kako je barun Franjo Trenk postao slavan i zaboravljen.
Amira - Da Damasco in viaggio verso la verità
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: Italian. Published: November 24, 2015 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Storia di una ragazza siriana in fuga dalla guerra alla ricerca di un senso alla sua vita.
Amira - Da Damasco in viaggio verso la verità
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: Italian. Published: November 24, 2015 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Storia di una ragazza siriana in fuga dalla guerra alla ricerca di un senso alla sua vita.
There Are No Grown-Ups
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
There are No Grown-Ups is a collection of short stories about life in a small town. But this isn't just any town. This is Malton. Malton is where many of us grew up. A town that has nothing to say and nowhere to go and is where most of these stories originated. Some of these stories were written years ago. Others were written recently. Enjoy.
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.
Agony Aunties – Desi Style: a Desi Drive short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Every culture has its own version of 'agony aunties' as potent as the other. Meet the "desi" versions, Aunty Bela and Aunty Mela, cut from the same sari, but from two different ends. Like their characters, their angle is different, but the affection is from the same source.
Ujala’s Light: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ujala di is ready to die. But if anyone, she should know that Death heeds to no one's wishes. The only way she can go on living, is by returning home to India, where long ago, her light had been extinguished by the Ganges.
Saris, Selfies, and Social Media: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Shruti Shah is the CEO of the Shah Household. She is a devoted mother and wife and has claimed, unchallenged, the unspoken title of ‘Glamor Queen of Desi Drive'. She has certain golden rules she abides by, like limiting herself to posting only one selfie per day. All is well in her busy world, until the arrival of a family down the street gives her reason to pause.
Khala’amma’s Kingdom: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Khala’amma is round and soft, and as tenacious as a thistle. She is the queen of Queens, as far as she is concerned and makes it her business to know everyone and everything in her kingdom of Jackson Heights. People are slightly frightened of her and regard her with guarded respect, because as any proper desi knows, one never messes with a proper khala’amma (aunty).