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The Accidental Peacemaker
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 159,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a novel about the second half of life and how one might deal with the predictable, if not inevitable crises: divorce, downsizing, depression, discouragement, and denial. In a sense it is a stealth self-help book, but rather than preach rigid doctrines and disciplines, it attempts to teach the reader through suggestion, explanation, and example, all packaged in a heart-felt story.
If I Never Went Home
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Written in two distinct, alternating voices, this powerful story follows ten years in the turbulent lives of two narrators – one in Boston and another in Trinidad – as they separately navigate devastating losses, illness and betrayal in their quest to belong. Moving back and forth from the present to the past we see their lives collide, and the gamble they take to find home.
The King of Infinite Space
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about a chance meeting with an old schoolfriend on a train. It's also about being alone with your thoughts. Or just about being alone.
Blessed Are the Wholly Broken
Series: Tennessee Delta Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In her latest novel, Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, the award-winning author of Appalachian Justice weaves a harrowing tale of a family in the midst of self-destruction.
Thalidomide Kid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meet Daryl, a survivor of the Thalidomide tragedy who calls himself Thalidomide Kid. Meet Celia, the new girl at Lewis Lane Primary School and daughter of the deputy headmaster of the local comprehensive school. Together they form an alliance and a special friendship is born. But who is Stephen Arundel and what does he want? A bittersweet story about young love and emerging sexuality.
Sisters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lin Han wants to honor her sister, but few options remain open to her. Still, she struggles to do the right thing and to keep her sister's memory. Historic fiction taking place during Tang dynasty China.
Comfort of Fences
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Comfort of Fences explores the unconditional love between a trio of women: Ruth, the matriarch and builder of boundaries; Denise, her special-needs daughter with powerful secrets of her own; and Georgia, Ruth’s best friend and source of strength and practicality. The dynamics of their relationships expose the irony that the people we love the most can also be the people we most underestimate.
Boundless
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,450. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Is it possible to leave everything behind and start your life over again? Twenty-something friends Duncan and Ray take off on the road to determine just that. Leaving Phoenix and heading east, their only plan is to not have a plan at all — until, real life catches up with them.
Playground for Misunderstanding
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,180. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Playground for Misunderstanding takes a smart and funny walk along faultlines of communication that are male-female, young-old, French-American, with a plot wrapped around a police investigation in Paris, 2009. Is it murder, or is it not? An American exchange student and his French girlfriend trip into the investigation and its subset considerations of life in Paris today.
Mazghunah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
What would you do if you discovered a lost city in the jungle?
The Quilliad: Issue 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Quilliad is a literary journal publishing poetry and prose by emerging and established Canadian authors. We publish both traditional and experimental work from a diverse group of writers, as well as photography and art on our outside and inside covers.
Rescuing Judy & other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by booksmango. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“E.A. Vincent’s latest work is a deeply flawed triumph of persistence over mediocrity. ”New York Literary Critics Guild“A modest improvement over Mr. Vincent’s previous efforts, which have largely gone critically unnoticed, and been confined to the dustiest shelves of little-patronized libraries and disreputable secondhand bookstores. ”Los Angeles Fiction Writers Association
Madeleine's Drug
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The future: work is a luxury, mating a duty and sex a drug. What will you take to survive?
The Seven Year Laowai
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
An ESL teacher's recollections of the seven years he spent teaching English in Wuhan, China. From the alcoholism which led him there to the nasty power games that pushed him out, The Seven Year Laowai provides an unflinching look at the lives of ESL teachers in the smoggy never-never land of Wuhan, China.
The Escape Artist
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is there to be thankful for, when everyone seems so lost?
Domestic Fracture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,260. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stories of loss, revenge, success and failure in a variety of genres.
The Pianist
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Pianist" is a literary short story set in the 1920s that examines how people react to tragedy and their motives for love.
Shepherd Creed
Price: Free! Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A story that spans several decades and follows the life of a man in charge of designing state roads whose own life adjusts less smoothly to the pace of cultural and technological change. Humor, pathos. A novella - 27K words.
Diez relatos de lo insospechado
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 46,110. Language: Spanish. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
“Diez relatos de lo insospechado” es una recopilación de cuentos en los que la venganza, la necesidad, la desesperanza, el remordimiento y la avaricia se dan cita con el fin de dibujar un inquietante paisaje de la naturaleza humana.
Lasting Image
Price: Free! Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Memories are visions of a past unfulfilled. When time is spent creating reasons to remain in the past we cheat ourselves of the present. Walk in the light of the new day’s sun and find closure for those ends not tied tight. The memories left behind will not disappear they’ll just make the narrative more interesting.