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Meggie Blackthorn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,520. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Suitable for all ages. Early 1960s. When eleven-year-old Meggie's feckless Dad doesn't pay the coal man and they have no hot water, she decides to take matters into her own hands. With her younger brother, Jack, she sets off to find the free coal she knows can be found in the pit heaps opposite their village. When she and Jack return home from their adventure, she's in big trouble
Tom Hubbard Is Dead
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Price: Free! Words: 57,210. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The year is 2002 and the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars are in their infancy. The military favors policies that keep the truth under wraps. In such an atmosphere, thirty-seven year old Lieutenant Tom Hubbard is killed in action, his remains are returned to the small New England town he turned his back on years earlier. Iraq War hero, dutiful son, dedicated brother, faithful partner ... or was he?
After the Snows
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You set the price! Words: 92,890. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man is hospitalized and meets a woman. As their story unfolds so does the particular story of the man and the reasons for his being there in the first place. It is through this love that he improves.
Meltdown
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 57,680. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is the thin line that separates fantasy from reality? What marks the boundary between good and evil? The characters in Meltdown each face a decision, a crossroad which will determine their future destiny. Each short story shares themes of loss, of searching, and, yes, sometimes of destruction. Some may survive; others may not.
Dancing on the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011 by Chelsea Station Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.
Sarah's Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,490. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
Sarah’s Story takes an unflinching look at the the bitter apartheid years. Sarah Khumalo is a farm worker, who works all her life for the Crewe family on their smallholding in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her family story is the story of the Poqo uprisings, forced removals, small town consumer boycotts, change and murder. The novel won the 1996 Bertram’s Literature of Africa Award.
Soldier, Lily, Peace and Pearls
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,910. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011 by Deux Voiliers Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel spans the period from 1975 to the present day. Two children and their families become the victims of persecution when the Communists take Phnom Penh and Saigon. Three years later, they meet in a refugee camp in Malaysia where the boy, Quan, becomes the protector of his adopted sister Minh Chau.
Broken
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,920. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Broken is the bittersweet journey of a man desperately trying to come to terms with his wife’s suicide only to discover that he never truly loved her, but loved another woman instead.
Cooler than Jesus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Relationships are rekindled and old friendships are tested when Boone unexpectedly returns to Oklahoma under mysterious circumstances after living in New York for a year and appearing on a reality TV show. In the tradition of Don DeLillo and Raymond Carver, Cooler than Jesus is a novel about twenty-something Americans who are detached and jaded, but also still searching for purpose.
The Tumours Made Me Interesting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hello, my name is Bruce Miles and my life means nothing to no one. I was the sort of person you didn’t notice. I wasn’t worth noticing. Just a talentless nobody destined to die alone and unremembered. Then I was diagnosed with terminal cancer and everything turned around. You see, it turns out I have a gift for illness...
Big Town: A Novel of Africville
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,900. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Told through the eyes of children in 1963, Big Town explores a the life of a black community struggling with poverty and illiteracy. “Africville” was considered to be a modern-day ghetto. But it was a home to almost 400 people for over 150 years. To this day, its demise haunts Canada as a notorious cases of government sanctioned racial discrimination. This is its story, told from the inside.
The Steps They Took
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,630. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Renn Allen, a loving middle-class father reeling from his wife’s affair, and Suzan King, a South Texas socialite whose affair with an ambitious younger priest leaves her heartbroken and pregnant, meet at the low point in their respective lives. Drawn by mutual suffering, they become friends, then lovers, as they lean on one another to recreate their shattered lives.
Requiem for Locusts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,070. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A mentally-ill young woman wanders through the backyards of her neighborhood, inadvertently opening up its inner sanctums. This story is about neighbors forced to confront the chaos in their own lives, prompted by the psychological chaos of one of their own. It is Frost’s "good fences make good neighbors" adage transformed into "good fences mask the inevitable connections all neighbors have."
Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No More Dreams #1)
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Series: No More Dreams, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,470. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011 by Nameless Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love. Now in his early twenties, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. And when it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone.
Homer's Odyssey: A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,990. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a retelling of Homer's "Odyssey" in novel form. After leaving Troy, Odyssey spent ten years wandering around the Mediterranean. When he finally returned home to the island of Ithaca, he discovered many suitors trying to marry his wife because they thought that he was dead. Odysseus must reestablish himself as king of Ithaca or be a beggar for the rest of his life.
Kane
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 81,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
From the emotional story of one family's struggle with rural poverty, pain and loss, the unequal power of beauty, the pits of despair and the longing to escape comes Kane, a beautifully crafted and poignantly told tale of patience and perseverance, of love and understanding and the difficulty of growing up when destitution is knocking on the door.
The Wake-Up Call
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the surface he has it all: the women, the career, and the Central Park view penthouse, but behind his well-groomed and chiseled facade he has nothing. At least this is what he's about to realize. Find out how Jack gets his life-changing wake-up call in this fast-paced, heartfelt and funny novel about soul-searching, friendship, and love.
Alexander Murphy's Home for Wayward Celebrities
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,680. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Lucy Faas was lonely, though she didn’t realize it before coming to stay at Alexander Murphy’s Montecito home. Her only intention leaving her hermitage was for a fresh place where she could begin the comeback of her abandoned music career. She never expected that she would be joining an informal family of celebrities hiding from the world, or how the home would change everything.
Within Without
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Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,400. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
—Within Without— is the second book in God's House, the story of a rural Maine village in transition. Full of local color and character, it continues the story of Chrischana Twitchell's return to Gott'im, and introduces Peter Prince, her troubled common-law spouse. As a stranger in Gottheim he experiences bitter truths, and redeeming hopes, about himself and the nature of life in God's House.
Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
DECLASSIFIED! Yes, Americans did fight another secret war in Asia! Now, at last, the long-suppressed details of that controversial war can be told. The setting is Bangkok, Thailand. The time is the mid-sixties. And the events are incredible. Join Whore House Charlie, Sgt. Jigaboo, Bumbles, Blinky, Agent Orange, Corporal Napalm, Hogbody, Butterball, Good Pork Betty, the Betel Nut Queen.