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Backpaddling: A River Adventure in Reverse by Evan Gillespie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,110. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
It’s the summer of 2004, and a Harvard-educated journalist sets off on an outdoor adventure, expecting to find the essence of America in the uncharted backwaters of his adopted Heartland home. Instead, his trip is undone by drug dealers, monster hunters and his own rapidly disintegrating personal life.
A Guide to the Western Slope and the Outlying Areas by Roger Lebovitz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It starts with the first ski race down the mountain, but quickly the Guide to the Western Slope and the Outlying Areas heads off into the woods, seeking the wisdom that can be found in the spaces between the trees. Lebovitz takes the reader deep into a mythical land that spends the winter buried in snow, bringing back these essay-prose poems as proof of sweeping majesty and and intimate charm.
Fly Whither, Finch by Paul Hawkins
Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
A middle aged man must come to grips with his loneliness as a widower while trying to reestablish a relationship with his estranged son. This in the context of his old neighborhood being lost to urban renewal.
Neon Literary Magazine #40 by Neon Books
Series: Neon Literary Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This issue’s authors are Sean Markey, Laura McKee, Sam Kolinski, Paul Clyne, Ruth Brandt, Flavian Mark Lupinetti, Mack Gelber, Jenny Blackford, Kate Wisel, and Paul French. Sarah Katharina Kayß (issue thirty-six) also returns with another excellent cover image.
Sebastian by Christoph Fischer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,910. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sebastian is the story of a young man who, due to an unfortunate accident, has his leg amputated shortly before World War I. When his father is drafted to the war it falls to him to run the family grocery store in Vienna, to grow into his responsibilities, bear loss and uncertainty, and hopefully find love.
The Music of Lost Things by Jane Rhys
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the Parisian landscape of artists and writers Caroline, an American photographer, arrives to make her way. With an auspicious start life reveals its beauty to her but her circumstances quickly change. She sees another side of reality and must learn to adapt. The nuances of desire, the importance of place and identity, and the high solitude of the exile are themes explored.
Journeys from the Viewing Pool by William Monihan
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,480. Language: American English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mindful of a sensation of emptiness, Noadiah seeks out a monk, thinking he's had a similar feeling in his solitude, but the ascetic doesn't have the answer Noadiah is seeking. While on the mountain, he meets Joshua, who suggests a different path. Later in a cafe, Joshua's friends explain what the path holds for him. After a brief encounter with a woman at the Viewing Pool, goes in search for her.
Lighting the World by Merle Drown
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Wade Rule reveals to his classmate Maria that he plans to run off to Vermont to escape his domineering mother. When Maria tells him she'd rather run off than live with her father, Wade makes up his mind to take Maria along. But when he shows up at school with a shotgun to fetch her, things go horribly wrong.
Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow by Leonard Seet
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After a tsunami has taken his daughter and leukemia his wife, Yasahiro Kobayashi goes to the mountains of Hokkaido to commit seppuku, but not before he rescues an old man from several delinquents. "Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow" is a story of a man grabbling with love and lost, and life and death.
The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,000. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles in with the Winkelmeier clan just as the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe. The political climate in the disintegrating Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and the families.
Nothing Beside Remains by Jaysinh Birjepatil
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,340. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The year is 1976. East and West are being dissolved in an increasingly globalized world. The narrative moves between India during and after the Emergency and Vienna in the remembered shadow of the Anschluss, while drawing larger parallels about the consequences of intolerance. Chaos stalks the streets as the characters confront their inner holocausts.
The Chief and Her Sister by Leila Asdal Danielsen & Andrew Genaille
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The Chief is dead. Politics, family feuds and the bonds of sisterhood collide as the Carpenter sisters each vie to become the next Chief. Mary, the reluctant heir to the proverbial throne, has to choose between the life she loves in the city and the one on the Rez she's already turned her back on once. Younger sister, Amanda, is all too eager to prove she should have been the Chosen one.
Where There Are Two or More by Elizabeth Genovise
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The characters in these thirteen stories set in the mountains of east Tennessee struggle with both regret and renewal. They discover unexpected turns even along the most familiar trails. They often find that where there are two or more, there is the potential for clarity and rebirth, even in the wilderness of lives they never saw coming.
Intimates: A Journey Towards Sacred Sexuality by Francis Kroncke
Price: Free! Words: 60,920. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Religious
In the near future, a group of young people start on their erotic, sacred sexuality journey of Courting, Coupling, Communing, Intimates ... then “beyond imagining.” They get The Shot so they do not have to worry about pregnancy, only enjoy themselves until...until they have to move into relationship, then family building, then the exploration of what it means when two become intimate.
County Seat by Paul Corey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,190. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
County Seat is the last novel of the highly acclaimed "Mantz trilogy" by Paul Frederick Corey. Together with Three Miles Square and The Road Returns, Corey provided a fictional account of early twentieth century rural farming life in an Iowa neighborhood contained within three square miles.
The Soul as Strange Attractor by Gregory S Trachta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,240. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
“The Soul as Strange Attractor” is literary fiction, but the stories are neither boring, nor bewildering. The characters consider them true. Why quibble just because some of them hear things? If seriousness is sometimes lacking, there is always sincerity. Mudgap, New Mexico is a mountain village: some played out gold mines, a few Milagros, but no bean fields. If you never heard of it, look it up.
I Am Not Gog by Matthew James Hunt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,790. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A woman unhinged, a bad-tempered hostage, a gun and a flask of tea. So begins the road to freedom...
Trail Ways Pilgrims: Stories by Patricia Flaherty Pagan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of literary short stories offering five haunting glimpses into the lives of women confronting hard choices in unique, vivid settings. Reader’s bonus: the first chapter of Ms. Pagan’s upcoming, fast-paced mystery, Zippo: Arson and Domesticity.