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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
Lion Within by P.D. Workman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,450. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Leo is a troubled young man, constantly on the brink of disaster. In the midst of his own emotional turmoil, Leo meets Elizabeth, single mom of a newborn, with a lot on her plate and a past that she won't acknowledge. Can Leo reach Elizabeth, and at the same time, come to terms with his own past?
Zaid: A Novel by Danielle Yvette
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twenty-Four year old Zaid has just been released from prison and hopes to reunite with Amiah, the mother of his child. After a shocking event, Zaid's life is forever changed and he is faced with his most difficult challenge yet. Now, he must confront the trauma of his past in order to end the cycle of tragedy and violence, if he hopes to create a better future for his daughter.
The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical Stories by Faith L. Justice
Series: A Raggedy Moon Books Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dive into these stories of heroism, love and adventure. A panicked bachelor faces an arranged marriage. A Viking shield maiden explores a new world. A young Roman boy is torn between love for his ailing grandmother and duty to an empress. The award-winning author offers these stories and more as she brings to life men and women struggling to survive and thrive--the eternal human condition.
The Local Rag by Rod Raglin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,440. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
All Jim Mitchell wants to do is publish an honest newspaper. Print stories that serve the interest of the community with no slant, no bias, no spin, and make a modest living doing it? So why do people want to kill him for it?
Three Nails by Micheal Maxwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Three Nails is a rich, witty, smart slice of Americana. Although it opens with loss of life—Three Nails ends with aspiration—hope, heritage, and new life. Like a handful of stones thrown in a pond, the circles of life and memories are all interconnected to process grief. Relationships with a wife, children, colleagues at work and even the kids taught at school are all part of the gift of healing.
In Shadow: A Novel by Giselle Renarde
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Clover’s got two choices: remain an outcast in the small town where she’s lived her whole life, or move clear across the country like her prodigal stepbrother Mason. Clover is forever paying for her father’s sins at home, but leaving is unimaginable. When Mason comes home for their sister’s wedding, his presence reignites Clover’s past. Even in dreams, there’s no escaping a hungry shadow...
Defective by Cindy Vine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,450. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Apartheid South Africa 1982. An unexpected windfall for her eighteenth birthday gives Kara Butler the opportunity to escape her miserable home life and start somewhere else afresh. She randomly picks Bretherton, a small sleepy seaside town where nothing much happens. But soon her life becomes tangled up with a brain-damaged co-worker, a manipulative married doctor and his agoraphobic wife.
We Dare Not Whisper by Jan Netolicky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Brick Mantel Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Set in rural Wisconsin, We Dare Not Whisper explores the toxic legacy of a self-destructive family. With hauntingly beautiful prose, Jan Netolicky illuminates the suffering of individuals with bipolar disorder and the unthinkable challenges facing those closest to them.
Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C Shibu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,600. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(4.00 from 6 reviews)
In a project site in the remote Himalayas where superstitions and religious beliefs are as important as the engineering Nanda, Khusru and Rekha come together through a series of twists and turns in their lives..Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is about the aspirations of people with their cares and worries woven to the site life. Each has a story to tell and a dream to realise.
Solomon's Magpie by Robert Crompton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,490. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With Solomon's Magpie Robert Crompton returns to his favourite haunts in Cheshire to disentangle a story told by Solomon Whitaker, boatman, basket-maker and brewer. Solomon heard the tale from his mother and he went to the trouble of learning to read and write so that he could set it down.
The Labyrinth by Steven Arnett
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,020. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A romantic adventure wrapped in a thriller, The Labyrinth chronicles the strange life and death of John Jones, whose involvement in a murder when he was 15 years old shapes his whole life afterward. Four people read the manuscript he leaves behind and try to answer this question: Who really was John Jones?
Lily's Story by Don Gutteridge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,940. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Canada(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lily’s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman, born in the backwoods of Ontario in 1840. Lily’s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated by the travail of frontier living, and the impact of historical events themselves. Lily’s Story is part history and part fable, with historical personages and a bizarre gallery of local characters.
A Whisper to a Scream (The Bibliophiles: Book One) by Karen Wojcik Berner
Series: The Bibliophiles, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,890. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Annie, recently diagnosed with unexplained infertility, and Sarah, a stay-at-home mom, meet through a Classics Book Club, each thinks the other one's life is so much better than her own. But is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence?
The Ice Maiden by Blanche Howard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,040. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When celebrated novelist Connie Brewster, her handsome husband and her two grown, charming children are caught in a hail of bullets just after she wins the Booker Prize, the impact causes ripples beyond physical injuries. This is a witty, sly tale of fractures in a marriage, the death of illusion, and reversal of values told by a master.
The Darkest Valley by Rick Dewhurst
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A pastor's wife with a deep secret is dying of cancer, his young aboriginal convert is in danger of being kidnapped and initiated into Longhouse spirit dancing rituals, and his congregation is firing him. In desperation, he recruits a local newspaper editor to publish the truth about the Longhouse. Along the way truth is put to the test, and when his wife's secret is revealed, so is their faith.
Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories by Cornelia Fick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eye of a Needle is robust, interesting and written with a compassionate eye; this latter point being its greatest strength. ‘Flying ants’ is a delicately observed story of emotional neglect and abuse; ‘Belinda’, a slice of life story in a small South African town. ‘Knit one’ solidifies the tone and major thematic of the collection, the decay and unseen emotional damage caused by inequality.
Stranger by Danilo Peshikan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
‘A stranger. A comet’s tail. A vision, resembling an improved version of Lord Byron’. An image sprouting from the depths of the author’s memory, serving him as a pinpoint in his search for the lost path in his life, of his destiny which had silently abandoned him somewhere on the long journey.
A Groovy Kind of Love (The Bibliophiles: Book Three) by Karen Wojcik Berner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Uptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club and his world is turned upside down! Thaddeus Mumblegarden IV was content with his Brit coms and books until he met free-spirited Spring Pearson at a book club meeting. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?
Belle City by Penny Mickelbury
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 185,830. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
This saga of love, land and loss is told from the disparate perspectives of Ruth Thatcher, who is Black, and Jonas Thatcher, who is White, and spans nearly a century. During the course of their lifetimes, Ruth and Jonas-- and their respective families have prospered-- but it is left for their descendants to come to grips with the long-unacknowledged truth that the two families are actually one.