Books tagged: 1940s

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The Runaway
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 148,070. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tom and Son Jesus, two 12-year-old boys--one black and one white born the same hour of the same day--are best friends who spend their days dreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun comes to an abrupt halt when they discover a human bone. This work is set in the 1940s and uses the relationships of two boys as a springboard for the beginning of desegregation in the South.
A Pocketful of Monkey-Nuts
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 39,470. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Joyce Taylor grew up on the banks of the Severn in the years during and after the Second World War. As Joyce grew up she was expected to pull her weight around the house. Now entering her 80s, Joyce has painted an enchanting portrait of family life in a rural English community in the 1930s and 40s.
Land Of Broken Promises - Maftur
Series: Land of Broken Promises. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,450. Language: British English. Published: January 9, 2015 by Bluewood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Maftur knows she wants to marry the boy next door. Before settling down as a wife and mother, however, she aims to become a glamorous secretary and prove she can earn her own living. She is also fiercely patriotic and cannot stand by while Palestine, the country of her birth, is threatened with a takeover. She sets about attempting to rectify the political situation in a non-violent fashion.
Searchlights and Shadows: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,020. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The dark days of Pearl Harbor loom over Los Angeles, and posters warn Hollywoodites that loose lips sink ships. MGM screenwriter, Marcus Adler, needs to come up with a sure-fire hit. Gwendolyn Brick dreams of opening her own dress store, but it threatens to drag her back into the orbit of Bugsy Siegel. Columnist, Kathryn Massey survival depend on a place nobody’s heard of: Las Vegas.
Summer and Shiner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by vinspirepublishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 20th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Carley and Troop, blood brothers for life, spend a summer together like no other. Releasing a trapped raccoon, battling their club rivals, the Spiders, climbing Cave Springs Mountain at night, and skinny dipping in crazy old Luke Webster's pond are just a few of their adventures. Travel back with Carley and Troop to a simpler time...a time for growing up, adventure, and fun!
Hard-Boiled Immortal
Series: The Immortal Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The year was 1942, there was a war on, and Adam the immortal man was having a lot of trouble avoiding the attention of some important people. The kind of people with guns, and ways to make a fella disappear. He was caught somewhere between the mob and the government, and the only way out involved a red-haired dame he was pretty sure he couldn't trust.
Marriage Can Be Murder (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On the eve of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones is ordered to move to wild, beautiful Cornwall, trading his posh London office and stylish city life for the tiny village of Birdswing. Moments after his arrival, he and his wife are run down in the street. And while the villagers call his wife's death a blackout accident, Ben quickly deduces it was murder.
Appearances to the Contrary, FIVE MACABRE TALES OF MISCHIEF, MAYHEM AND MIRTH
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,070. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Appearances to the Contrary… is comprised of five stories, some short, some longish. They are told in an irreverent and whimsical and sardonic tone. As to what part of the stories are invention and what parts are truth disguised as fiction, that's something you, the reader, will have to decide
Farewell my Big Sleeping Little Sister
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
‘Don’t worry, sweetcakes, if anyone can find your sister, I can.’ Murdoch, private dick, is on the job. Sweet All-American Girl, Mavis Tralalalalah has gone missing. She has been running with the wrong crowd and her sister fears she may be in trouble with the law. As Murdoch mixes with shady characters and the seedy nightclub world, he comes to realise that the case is not what it seems.
The Starlite Ballroom
Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The war was over and at a Big Band dance in 1945, Emma made a crucial choice, defining the course of her life forever. Now tonight, destiny draws her back to the old Starlite Ballroom, as worn and aged as she is. Emma's given a chance to relive that fateful night and choose between two vastly different men once again. Can she make a different choice this time? Will she even dare?