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The Great Teeth of the Young Lions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Haunted by a student suicide, the sports-hating English teacher Mr. Batty tries to coach a rowdy junior high track team with raw talent. But as students vandalize his mailbox at night, Batty’s troubles multiply when a fist-swinging mentally-disabled boy named Cage joins the team and threatens Batty’s chance to win the championship track meet and justify his otherwise failed life.
Stories for Airports
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You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
Cold Coffee
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Norwegian immigrants Eric and "Bus Andersen go through the booming 1920s in California, then lose everything in 1929 and wind up on the dole in Brooklyn New York. Eric splits for far-off war work and Bus strikes out on her own.
Awful, Ohio
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Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.
The Pecan Stand
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,900. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Each of us has a Groove in Life, that place where you're meant to be, doing what you're meant to do. Dutch John Van Rensburg finds his groove in a mysterious all-black town where the residents have a very good reason to fear whites. Because neither John nor the town's folk have any choice, they reluctantly take him in. And over time he falls in love with them, and they come to see him as family.
Dead Stone Wake
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dead Stone Wake is an imaginative and unforgettable journey into the dawning of intellectual curiosity and violent conflict. We see here the foundation of deductive and scientific reasoning, beautifully interwoven with thoughts and emotions of a single neanderthal. We experience the brutal consequences endured.
Warm Winter's Garden
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Price: Free! Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(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.
The Ant Farm
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Price: Free! Words: 75,010. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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When Gene Almsson is forced into retirement after more than thirty years traveling the country helping the poultry industry, he finds it hard to go from advising wealthy people and earning their praise to doing dishes and finding ways to pass the time. He doesn't like his new life and he likes it even less when his daughter and one year old granddaughter move in.
The Classic Crusade of Corbin Cobbs
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Price: Free! Words: 265,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Join Corbin Cobbs as he embarks on an unprecedented journey into thirty works of classic literature. In the process, he will interact with some of the most beloved and reviled characters ever created for the page or stage. It is an excursion of a lifetime, transpiring in the course of a single day that will change Corbin's perception of his world forever.
Pedalling Backwards
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Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(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.
Os Filhos da Revolução
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Price: Free! Words: 85,560. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Num momento de invulgar consciência política, Júlio Mourão, dramaturgo falhado, escreve uma peça com mensagem e vende-a pela fama e fortuna a que sempre aspirou secretamente. Corroído por um remorso vago, quase nem percebe como uma simples travessia do Rossio o transforma num ícone revolucionário suficientemente vazio de conteúdo para inspirar multidões.
Long Road to California
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Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Caleb and Nina Byrnes, long married and struggling financially, travel from Texas to California, following the route Caleb's grandmother took when her family migrated from the Dust Bowl. As Nina chronicles the journey, they discover a secret in Grandma's past. Learning about Vera's hardships offers perspective into their own lives. And tracking down old friends may help Vera in her waning years.
Ensemble
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Price: Free! Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(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.
Twice Born
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Although a romantic at heart, Sita consents to an arranged marriage to a medic Ram and starts her new life in Glasgow. Her feisty, confident, vivacious personality wins her friends. ‘Here comes chapatti and curry,’ laughs the big guy of the tipsy duo.' Aye and what are you, mince and tatties?’ retorts Sita, 'Learnt the patter, hen?
Moonstars
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Price: Free! Words: 44,330. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When tragedy strikes, Wren realizes her life isn't what she had dreamed for herself. She decides to leave everything she knows and hops in the car with no plans other than starting over. Destiny pulls her to the new age store Moonstars, in Tucson, AZ. There she meets Rain and Julia, and the women forge a friendship that fills their lives with magic, love and hope.
Taking Candy from the Devil
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Price: Free! Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Category: 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 Excess Road
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Price: Free! Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: 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.
The Pearl Harbor That Didn't Happen
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Price: Free! Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This collection of short stories is set in Hawai'i and each reveals the Islands at a particular time in the Twentieth Century as they grew out of the near slavery of the plantations and into the rich multicultural society they are today. Some of the stories are not pretty, some are picturesque, some are contemporary and too true for comfort. The author has been monitoring Hawaiian life since 1952.
Under the Same Stars
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Price: Free! Words: 57,490. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Willow and Ben's world seems to crumble when their son Tommy is diagnosed with autism. When they accept that the dreams they had for their son aren't going to be realized, rather than give up hope for his future, they essentially change their dreams. Under the Same Stars is a story of one family's courage in the face of an all too common diagnosis. It is a story about perseverance, love, and hope.
This Guy
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Price: Free! Words: 44,850. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s about this guy who wakes up one morning in his shitty little room with a complicated and evil scheme all worked out in his head. It’s about unconscious tics and Secure Containment Devices with Multiple and Recursive Feedback Loops. It’s about being haunted by old geezers and derelicts passed out on the sidewalk. It’s about trying to recall all the features of any one human face.