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La nouvelle vie d'Anna : première année by Pauline Sarélot-Le Floc'h
Series: La nouvelle vie d'Anna. Price: Free! Words: 42,460. Language: French. Published: August 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Anna Camors, adolescente surdouée peu sociable et à la limite de l'échec scolaire, tente sa dernière chance en intégrant le château de Camilia, un lycée-internat pour élèves à intelligence précoce. Elle va vite s'y faire des amis, des ennemis, et se retrouver plongée au coeur d'une mystérieuse affaire de complot...
The Chamber Four Fiction Anthology by Chamber Four
Price: Free! Words: 85,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
25 of the best short stories published on the web in 2009/10--chosen by the editors of ChamberFour.com, a website dedicated to making reading more enjoyable and more rewarding. Includes a wide range of stories from great online lit mags. This anthology is DRM-free and free to download. Find a complete table of contents, a PDF version, author bios, interviews, and more at Chamber Four.
Fear and Aggression by Dane Bagley
Price: Free! Words: 117,690. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
A technological breakthrough has forever changed the scope and scale of space travel. Tension on earth builds as the inhabitants realize that the vast distance between stars has never been an obstacle for inter-planetary travel. The earth has always been exposed to the threat of an alien invasion. But, what if we find them before they find us?
Waaraan denkt u? by Django Mathijsen
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: Dutch. Published: December 5, 2011 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Als een vreemdeling de forensen op het perron aanspreekt, raakt een politicus zodanig in verwarring dat hij de verkeerde trein pakt. Wat bezielt hem en wat zullen de gevolgen zijn? Genomineerd voor de Piet Paaltjensprijs 2011.
Warm Winter's Garden by Neil Hetzner
Price: Free! Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A family is an organism. When Bett Koster, mother and grandmother, is diagnosed with breast cancer, she finds she must adapt some and discard other of the rules she has used to live her life for more than sixty years. As Bett makes the changes she needs to be able to fight for her life, her family is forced to change how they think and act toward Bett, each other, and, especially, themselves.
What Lies Buried by John Bishop
Price: Free! Words: 97,570. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
A story of family secrets and misunderstandings, and the way in which they impact down the generations. Walter Blake's death brings a flood of memories to his two daughters. There is the question of what Walter and his wife buried in the garden. The notion of things being buried is also a metaphor for all kinds of issues including, art fraud, family feuds, and holocaust survival.
Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio by Duane Simolke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,000. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dr. Duane Simolke examines Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, as it relates to Gertrude Stein, gender roles, failed communication, and the machine in the garden. Simolke also looks at Anderson's concerns about mechanization, loneliness, and the mistreatment of many people. Simolke also wrote The Acorn Stories, a story cycle in the tradition of Winesburg, Ohio.
Closing Shift by Cameron D. Garriepy
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Elli prefers working the evening shift in a coffee shop so she can plan, unnoticed, her escape from a life of quiet desperation. Will the arrival of an intense stranger draw her out?
Bleach|Blackout by David S. Grant
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.
Happy Slumbers by Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Dragon City, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
When Argus Kirkham disappears, his older brother Alex returns to the city of his youth to join in the search, but finds himself instead at the edge of a baffling mystery he can neither see nor begin to understand, in this fourth and final re-mix of the Dragon City series.
The Girl on the Swing by Ali Cooper
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical(5.00 from 13 reviews)
Julia believes that she has lived before. Suspended from her job and grieving for her lost son, Julia's past lives become an escape from her troubles in the present. For the first time, she meets someone in this life whom she recognises from a previous existence. But this man is a murderer, convicted of killing his wife. Past and present entwine, culminating in a dramatic conclusion.
The Excess Road by Joshua Jones
Price: Free! Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
In The Excess Road paths to wisdom diverge on the campus of Wessex College where you can find a good education and good party but you can also lose your mind like Joaquin Chandler.
Raisinheart by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway?
Drums: a Novel by Brad Henderson
Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.
The Big Pink by Erwan Atcheson
Price: Free! Words: 78,950. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A tale of debauchery, lies and television. A story about booze, drugs, sex, war, money, and burger boxes. A novel about a house. A Pink House that starts off structurally sound and then falls into millions of beautiful pieces.
The Hardest Word by Paul Samael
Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead.