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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 33 reviews)
The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
To Dream Again by Brian H Jones
Price: Free! Words: 100,350. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010 by Aichje Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Rivals at school and rivals in love, Kerem and Nozam take opposing paths during the war of liberation that ignites their country. When Kerem returns from exile, Sanomi, the love of his youth, leaves Nozam for Kerem and together they witness Nozam's disintegration and the betrayal of a nation’s dreams.
Songs From the Other Side of The Wall by Dan Holloway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 9 reviews)
A lyrical novel for lovers of Murakami. 18 year-old Szandi is part of Budapest’s vibrant, cosmopolitan art scene, sharing a flat and a bohemian lifestyle with her lover and fellow sculptress, Yang. Then a letter arrives that threatens everything, and forces her to choose once and for all: between the past and the present; between East and West; between her family and her lover.
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.
Ensemble by S. P. Elledge
Price: Free! Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Thirteen short stories, comprising Mummified Couple Found in Peatbog, Wordblind,Mona and the Witchdoctor, After Ovid,Frog Baby,The Last Day of June (The Old Ones,Quintana Roo,from Impossible Musics I: The Omniphonium, Kisses, A Fever of Unknown Origin, Lazarus Risen, Game Over,and The Flight.
The Smoke That Thunders by Nathan Bassett
Price: Free! Words: 109,020. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
"Africa held the promise of changed hearts and souls. This Africa would offer renewed hope and the possibility of love. It would define their destinies. Yet, at any moment, this Africa could rob them of hope, love, and destiny. Chad and Peter were to be tested and refined in ways they dare not imagine."
Prometheus Fit To Be Tied by Paul Hawkins
Price: Free! Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Recounting 1939, the birth of a superpower, the twilight of a mostly rural America, and the misbegotten adventures of the last man in the world to know everything except what to do with himself. Comedy, romance, and drama unfold when a dissipated millionaire returns from Europe to his childhood home just in time to interfere with a rural electrifcation project and reawaken the town's old secrets.
Taking Candy from the Devil by Robert P. Kaye
Price: Free! Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Chris Bly, burnt out and broke after an ill-conceived software startup, retreats to his father’s collection of geodesic domes on the western slope of Washington’s Cascades Mountains. Brother Trent is a Hollywood stunt coordinator dabbling in jewel theft. Fake Bigfoot tracks surface and a mysterious stranger arrives to exact revenge. Redemption arrives with romance, a trebuchet and explosions.
The Glassblower's Daughter by Frances Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister, and all her courage can't save her from the sinister shadows that engulf her. Even when she finds a way out betrayal and treachery threaten her.
Omega by Bradley Stoke
Price: Free! Words: 153,790. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Omega returns the adult reader to the world of childhood imagination: a world populated by the fantastic, the fabulous and the thoroughly improbable. But a world where adult concerns of poverty, injustice, prejudice, politics and economics are all too real. In this world, the reader is taken on a search for the Truth in a more literal sense than one would expect.
Corpus Callosum by Erika Price
Price: Free! Words: 53,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Corpus Callosum is a work of literary science-fiction about Jeanette Porter, a 30-year-old copywriter who uploads the mind of her dead sister Joey into a computer. But Joey doesn't take this change well, and begins to behave erratically. Jeanette must track down the computer’s inventor and enlist the help of several other uploaded minds in order to save her sister’s sanity and repair their bond.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Clear Heart by Joe Cottonwood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,570. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.75 from 8 reviews)
When carpenters work for bigshots - and fall for beautiful women - who gets nailed? "It's funny, very tender, and enormously, tremendously human. In fact, Clear Heart just might be one of the most human books I've read in a long time." —Colleen Mondor, Bookslut
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.