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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
After by Ted Krever
Price: Free! Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After is a collection of short stories about the post 9/11 era: a man masquerading in firefighter’s gear to get laid, a news anchor fretting that his network didn't receive an anthrax threat, a woman who rented an apartment to one of the hijackers and a passenger’s widow confronted the next day by a confused, upset man at her doorstep, covered in chalky dust and carrying her husband's wallet.
The Wide Night Sky by Matt Dean
Price: Free! Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife is drifting away and his children are busy handling their own victories and disasters. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous kiss brings to light many of his deepest fears and desires.
Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: Abridged by Emma Laybourn
Price: Free! Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
This edition of "Mansfield Park" has been shortened to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified, whilst preserving Jane Austen's style. It offers readers with good English a more approachable version of the great classic novel.
Little Sister Song (Wynter Wild Book 1) by Sara Creasy
Series: Wynter Wild. Price: Free! Words: 109,620. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
Wynter has spent her entire young life behind a chain-link fence in the middle of the Arizona desert. She escapes and finds the family she never knew she had--three older brothers who were abandonned by their mother, just as she was. They bond over music but there's no happy ending. Her adult siblings have problems of their own, and they'll have to fight to keep her.
Bohatý muž by Miroslav Halás
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: Slovak. Published: January 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kedy je človek bohatý? Keď ma otvorené srdce. Desať rôznych ľudí, desať rôznych príbehov. Bohatý muž načúval. Každý mikro príbeh končí reflexívnou otázkou, ktorá vyzýva na zamyslenie.
The Narcissist by David Antonelli
Price: Free! Words: 91,830. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man returns from Algeria in search of his lover only to have her vanish mysteriously just days later. Refusing to admit that she is dead, he believes that the secret of her disappearance lies in the works of the French surrealist poet Antonin Artaud. The Narcissist is a stylish Film Noir classic dreamed up by Rimbaud and written by Celine, a work of literary fiction that defies categorization.
Preludes – A Story of Child Sexual Abuse from a Child's Perspective in a Middle Class American Family by John Brooks
Price: Free! Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Illuminating the horrors of child sexual abuse from a child’s perspective, “Preludes” is a novella-length story chronicling the experiences of a nine-year-old boy as he struggles to survive sexual abuse by his father in a middle class American family in the 1960s. “Preludes” is based in significant part on the experiences of its author, a child sexual abuse survivor.
Heaven Lies East of the Mississippi by Anna Scott Graham
Price: Free! Words: 84,220. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Kendall Schultz walks away from professional soccer and his longtime girlfriend, tragedy threatens to destroy the American superstar. In rural Tennessee, Kendall meets Sarah Dwyer, a widow whose son Heath reflects Kendall’s regrets. Can a sporting icon set aside catastrophe or will his chance at happiness be forever lost?
13 Years in America by Melanie Steele
Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.94 from 34 reviews)
The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
Lady Collendon's Cook - Meet Mrs Green, Good Cook, Evil Poisoner by Herbert Howard Jones
Price: Free! Words: 198,340. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
As a cook working for Lady Collendon, Jewish Mrs Green is accused of poisoning a Nazi diner. But was it true? Read her story.
Pedalling Backwards by Julia Russell
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
Ravenstone (Book 1, The Ravenstone Chronicles) by Louise Franklin
Price: Free! Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by Katharina Franck. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Born into a privileged life in London, all that is required of Georgiana Wyndham is to live a life of virtue and obedience. She fails at both. Crippled by her father's severe beating, she remains strong and refuses to allow him to crush her indomitable will. When her father threatens those she loves, Georgiana knows that only way to stop him is with a knife through his heart.
George Eliot's Daniel Deronda: Abridged by Emma Laybourn
Price: Free! Words: 186,580. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Daniel Deronda", the last, great novel by the author of "Middlemarch", is less read nowadays than it deserves because of its length and complexity. This abridged version makes George Eliot's important and insightful work more accessible to the general reader.
Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Abridged by Emma Laybourn
Price: Free! Words: 131,010. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tristram Shandy, widely regarded as one of the great works of English literature, is also one of the most difficult to read. This edition simplifies and shortens the book to two-thirds of its original length, making it accessible to the general reader while retaining its wit and style.
Broken Hearts by Francois Houle
Price: Free! Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
First Love. Heartbreaking Endings. "Broken Hearts," a prequel novella to "It Happened to Us," is a modern-day love story for all ages that explores first teenage crush and heartbreaking endings. Grab your copy of "Broken Hearts" today and get to know the Delacroix and Weatherly families in the months leading to the day that changed their lives forever.
The Sea View Cafe by Michael Graeme
Price: Free! Words: 212,460. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fleeing a toxic marriage and a job that's killing him, Finn winds up in the forgotten English seaside town of Carrickbar. The country is in pre-BREXIT crisis, and America has gone mad. Things don't look good, least of all for him. But he's about to meet Hermione Watts, owner of the Sea View Cafe, a woman with an eye for suffering and a heart ever ready to heal. If anyone can fix things, she can.
50 Stories in 50 States: Tales Inspired by a Motorcycle Journey Across the USA Vol 1, Great Lakes & N.E. by Kevin B Parsons
Price: Free! Words: 30,290. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Kevin & Sherri Parsons embarked on a 50 state motorcycle journey and wrote short stories in each state. Most are fiction, some historical, and a few non fiction. Each volume contains ten states, ten stories. Some are motorcycle stores and all take a look at American culture in each state. Enjoy the culture of America.from the imagination of the author who visited each state.
Amurgul unui scriitor by Radu Găvan
Price: Free! Words: 18,760. Language: Romanian. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Povestirile din această colecţie au fost scrise în perioada 2013-2016. Deși diferite, toate vorbesc, mai mult sau mai puţin, despre cele mai frumoase şi în acelaşi timp cele mai importante daruri pe care viaţa mi le-a oferit - familia şi scrisul.
Speaking of Work: A Story of Love, Suspense and Paperclips by Bernard Schwartz (editor), Jonathan Ames, Lee Child, Billy Collins, Jonathan Coulton, Sloane Crosley, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Roxane Gay, Valeria Luiselli, Alain Mabanckou, Aimee Mann, Joyce Carol Oates, & Gary Shteyngart
Price: Free! Words: 36,680. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
In Speaking of Work, part of Project: SET THE PAGE FREE, thirteen writers and creative minds come together to tell the ultimate story of the modern workplace. These authors, poets, and singer-songwriters give us a guided tour of the places that inspire them. There's mystery here. Dark confessions. Tales of deals made, careers built and broken, and the love and dread and hope of being at work.