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Boys: Stories About Bullies, Jobs, and Other Unpleasant Rites of Passage from Boyhood to Manhood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,940. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution. There is second-grader William, 15-year-old Sam, and 21-year-old Seff, all trying to make their way on their own terms. These stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 80s and 90s.
Un an à Sainte-Gemma
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: French. Published: August 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Errol Meyer se fait embaucher pour an au domaine viticole de Sainte-Gemma en tant qu'enseignant à domicile. Il arrive au manoir de Juliette et Mickaël Fleury avec beaucoup d'a priori négatifs sur cet endroit féérique mais perdu au milieu de nulle part. Contre tout attente, les personnalités hautes en couleurs des autres employés vont lui permettre de passer une année riche en diverses émotions.
A Land of Ash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years overdue. Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet. These are the stories of the survivors.
Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Leaving Time is a spellbinding novel that features a rather standard detective fiction theme. The story was masked with mysticism before completely revealing its intricate and unfathomable reality. It is a compelling story with twists that hold the readers to complete the book until the end.
Only One Step
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 116,270. Language: Spanish. Published: April 18, 2016 by ChiadoEditorial. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jake Rivers y Henry Woods siempre fueron polos opuestos, como el día y la noche, como el frío y el calor. Ambos son respetados, carismáticos, y queridos por todo el mundo, pero mientras Henry, capitán del equipo de fútbol del instituto, tiene a todo el mundo bajo su control, es egocéntrico y vanidoso,
Niente salvia a maggio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: Italian. Published: July 17, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Comparve tra le curiosità del mondo, in ultima pagina sui quotidiani nazionali, un piccolo trafiletto d’agenzia: la notizia di un suicidio. L’uomo si era decapitato costruendosi una ghigliottina nella camera da letto. Sembra che l’avesse costruita in una sola giornata, approfittando dell’assenza dei famigliari. Perché? Pensai che l’uomo ci volesse comunicare qualcosa. Sentii il bisogno di capire.
Dead is Dead and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A gun goes missing, a boy is paralysed after sliding off a roof, a father of two becomes a woman. This is a stunning collection of stories that delve into the complicated and challenging incidents of everyday life. They are disturbing and unforgettable, will leaving the reader wanting more. This is a complex and compelling read that will delight at every turn of the page.
To Kill a Mockingbird Summarized for Busy People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014 and represented by Hodder Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Don't have time to Read the Whole Book ? To Kill a Mockingbird Summarized for busy people is for you ! It briefly runs down key characters, and events to give you a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter summary and overview guide in a clear, concise, easy-to-understand format.
Srikanta (Hindi)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 227,470. Language: Hindi. Published: June 26, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
मेरी सारी जिन्दगी घूमने में ही बीती है। इस घुमक्कड़ जीवन के तीसरे पहर में खड़े होकर, उसके एक अध्याापक को सुनाते हुए, आज मुझे न जाने कितनी बातें याद आ रही हैं। यों घूमते-फिरते ही तो मैं बच्चे से बूढ़ा हुआ हूँ। अपने-पराए सभी के मुँह से अपने सम्बन्ध में केवल 'छि:-छि:' सुनते-सुनते मैं अपनी जिन्दगी को एक बड़ी भारी 'छि:-छि:' के सिवाय और कुछ भी नहीं समझ सका।
Juegos de pluma. Técnicas literarias llevadas al extremo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,880. Language: Spanish. Published: January 2, 2015 by Universidad de Los Hemisferios (Quito, Ecuador). Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Mystery & Detective
La presente obra recoge una selección de cuentos muy dispares entre sí, cada uno de muy distinto en tamaño, recursos, estilo literario, temática y vocabulario, pero todos conservan algo en común: lo extremo. En cada escrito se utiliza una técnica literaria distinta y se la intenta llevar hasta sus límites. La obra está dividida en tres partes: microrrelatos, géneros poco explorados y cuento corto.
La transformación de Nadia: Divulgación de la psicología a través de una novela
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,240. Language: Spanish. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nadia, 27 años, psicóloga, brillante currículum... Cuando se abre ante ella el más esplendoroso e ilimitado horizonte, se ve sorprendida en el salvapantallas de su ordenador por un inquietante mensaje que va a estremecer su vida: «Nadia, eres un bluff, una mentira». A partir de entonces Nadia emprende la búsqueda vertiginosa del desvergonzado intruso.
Haven©
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Happiness is elusive. It can be a fleeting feeling that we never quite catch, and oftentimes it is because we can't quite identify its meaning. Some of us will do almost anything to achieve a taste of happiness. Some of us rely on our old memories to give our present life a happier gleam. What if we could do this at the touch of a button? Dr. Brenda Bravda has made a device that creates happiness.
Dancing on the Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011 by Chelsea Station Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
From the author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart, this debut collection of short stories, first published in 1993, was praised for its courageous and compassionate depiction of the impact of AIDS on gay men and their families and friends.
El Conde Lucanor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,150. Language: Spanish. Published: March 24, 2011 by Masa Editorial. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
El Conde Lucanor fue escrito por don Juan Manuel en 1335. Este libro es un conjunto de cincuenta y un cuentos de extraordinaria riqueza, tanto por los temas como por los personajes, así como por la variedad de ambientes y tonos. Las historias del Conde Lucanor han permeado la literatura universal. Edición en versión española moderna de Mariana Roo.
John Ford’s "’Tis Pity She’s a Whore": A Retelling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
Giovanni had fallen in love with his sister, Annabella, and he wanted to have sex with her. This is an easy-to-read retelling of John Ford's tragedy "'Tis Pity She's a Whore." In this tragedy, a brother and sister fall in love and commit incest.
Origami
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
What do you do when your diary is filled with tales of heartbreak? Tear it up to make origami, of course! WARNING. This is a short fiction of 1000 words about four pages of reading.
Der harte Engel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,480. Language: German. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Ich sehe, wie der Mörder auf Maryanne zugeht. Immer wieder sehe ich es, es ist immer das gleiche Bild, sobald ich die Augen schließe."
Appointment with ISIL, An Anthony Provati Literary Thriller
You set the price! Words: 70,480. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017 by Harvard Square Editions. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This time, Anthony’s libido threatens his life. Anthony Provati flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov’s mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant, wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL’s targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?
We Became Us
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,610. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Do You Believe in Second Chances? "We Became Us," a prequel novella to "It Happened to Us," is a tender story of hope and second chances between two people who have become a little wary and disillusioned of ever finding true love. Grab your copy of "We Became Us" today and fall for Mathieu and Lori-Anne.
Best Gay Stories 2011
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
In the 2011 edition of Best Gay Stories, editor Peter Dubé reminds gay men that when we step up to the proverbial microphone and tell our own stories, something monumental happens. This anthology of fourteen stories is a testament to all the voices, the power of storytelling, a chorus of narrative impulses.