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Slip
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,840. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andrew, by all outward appearances, lives a normal life. He has a beautiful wife, Erica, and two great kids, Nathan and Eileen. But behind closed doors, normal is slipping away from a depressed and anxious Andrew. Nathan’s recent diagnosis of autism leaves Andrew grasping at therapies and Erica, who moves into an apartment, in denial. How will things ever be normal again?
So They Say Collected Stories
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 167,380. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
In twenty-one stories, So They Say follows southern-born protagonist Rex Fordham, first as a sensitive outsider child, later as a sexually-repressed adult seeking his proper place in the world. Rex journeys from small-town life, to high school and college, onward into marriage, fatherhood, and the traumas and heartbreak of divorce—and finally, life as an out gay man.
The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 154,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by UCS PRESS. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
This e-book, by agreement with Galde Press, contains the entire contents of The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes by Mona Morstein and first published by Galde Press in 2000. The book has been repackaged as The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft. Morstein's original work was critically acclaimed. It is UCS PRESS' hope that this "repackaged" edition will widen the reading audience for this epic work.
El Lóbrego Pastor
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Series: El Soliloquio de una Flama Creciente, Libro 1, Parte 1. Price: Free! Words: 119,950. Language: Spanish. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Un huérfano debe encontrar su camino en un mundo vasto conocido como El Meridiano, que amenaza ser oprimido bajo fuerzas oscuras y ominosas. Manchego, el adorado pastor y el personaje principal de la obra, quien mañana tras mañana llega al Observador a ver los amaneceres que tanto le impresionan, debe encontrar el significado de su existencia y una manera de resolver los misterios de su pasado
What Beauty
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 182,280. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story of art, obsession and ego. Minus Orth walks dogs for a living & sculpts for his life. He’s creating a unique sculpture cycle: Mythical Gods in Their Twilight. He has a girlfriend who’s itching to get married. His friend owns artistic success that’s inspiring and a thorn. Then Minus sees Karen Kosek, a 60s & 70s culture critic, who is now a bag lady. Or is she? This mystery he must unravel.
The Bad American
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,510. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to the Great Post-American Novel. You’ll never see the US of A the same way again.
Reality
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,340. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
You know how you suspect that there are beautiful people somewhere out there, living beautiful lives? People that you'll always imagine but never be one of? Call it angst, quiet desperation, or middle age. One possible way to deal with that feeling is to audition for a reality television show. Of course, things may not actually improve if it turns out that the show's producers are out to kill you.
Clotho's Loom
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 207,080. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man and woman marry before they are ready. Torn apart at just the worst time, her mid-life pregnancy, the next year brings adventures that mature them, while they seek reunion. While all events, like his military reactivation, appear to conspire against the pair, StJean explores if the forces of Chance and Fate, as well as ignorant human Will, are not actually working together for ultimate good.
Lily's Story
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 287,950. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Cross and Poppy: A Village Tale
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Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Woolfonts are the prettiest and most placid villages in England. There's the duke, who's more than the comedian he likes to play at being; retired celebrities; real ale; and an all-conquering local XI. All they want is a new Rector. And they get him. No one anticipates that crime, love, and sacrifice shall play out, between the sun of the Summer fete and the poppies of Remembrance Sunday.
Parallel Lives
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,660. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Young, independent and beautiful, Amalia perceives her interactions with various men as a means to escape the mundane aspects of her life, reach indisputable moments of happiness and preserve her freedom. Loneliness is often revered and couple life is viewed as a dreaded, oppressive side of life, but constant introspection often makes Amalia question the validity of her values.
The Truth About Dandelions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,710. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012 by wolfonwater. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Mara isn't a slut; she just can't find what she wants. She wants to forget her mother's death, her father's hypocrisy, and the plane crash that follows her. As a child she couldn't understand why the grass never got cut, and now as she gropes her way through university life, all those weeds, those dandelions, have stayed with her, haunting her dreams.
Fertility: A Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,240. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
A riveting story about two bright, young professionals who are as damaged by the modern world as they are successful. Fertility shows how small missteps can alter the course of a life forever. This is a book that will stay with you long after reading the last page.
Clear Heart
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,480. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2009. Category: 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 Same Moon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,190. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Pearl Zhang was born in China, and grew up during the Cultural Revolution. She was raised in a typically Chinese manner, went to school, got a job and got married, then she went to the United Kingdom, and stayed. Follow Pearl's Journey, from the East to the West, and discover a New World through her eyes.
An Unproductive Woman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,690. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
After ten years of marriage, Asabe and Adam remain childless. Fueled by desperation and a long held secret, Adam marries a second wife. This decision acts as the catalyst to change no one could have predicted. Read An Unproductive Woman to learn what secrets Adam has withheld that would explain his unreasonable longing and pursuit of a son at all costs.
The Friendship of Mortals
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Series: Herbert West, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 157,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Herbert West can revivify the dead – after a fashion. Miskatonic University librarian Charles Milburn agrees to help him, compromising his principles and his romance with Alma Halsey, daughter of the Dean of Medicine. West’s experiments become increasingly risky, but when he prepares to cross the ultimate border, only Charles can save his life – if his conscience lets him.
Alone in the Company of Others: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,700. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
With a cast of eccentrics that rivals "The Royal Tenenbaums", ALONE IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS is about people and their treasured possessions, and the distinctive role that each of us plays as part of a group dynamic. The book questions where each of us essentially exists — within the singular, the plural, or both.
Extremus Terra
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
As a tenuous truce among the peoples of Extremus Terra continues to border on a world war, Lucas Torinac is reluctantly allowed to begin his Quest, a passage into adulthood among his people. But as he attempts to navigate his way through an unforgiving world, Lucas begins to realize that even magic and the fantastic creatures he must face are not as threatening as the races of humanity itself.
Islands of the Gulf Volume 2, The Treasure
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Series: Herbert West, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,420. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Abandoned and abused, young Herbert West resorts to drastic measures to survive. At Miskatonic University, he becomes a scientist who commits crimes and creates monstrosities. Decades later, haunted by his past, he finds safety as Dr. Francis Dexter of Bellefleur Island, but his divided nature threatens those he loves and forces him to face the truth about his healing powers. Age 14+