Books tagged: 1960s

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American Tumbleweeds
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Circling Rivers. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Inez's family is shattered when her father is arrested on the Tex-Mex border. The old ways cherished by her beloved Mexican grandmother offer refuge. But 1960s El Paso is far more exciting, as miniskirts, rock, and the sexual revolution shatter tradition on both sides of the border. “More than a coming-of-age story…American Tumbleweeds is a story of bravery, family, and humanity.” — Latin
AutoFlick: A Study of Whales and Cigarettes That Became a Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
AutoFlick is a first-person narrative about the coming-of-age of a 16-year-old boy in 1968. The first part of the story unfolds as the narrator and his father track people who throw cigarettes from their cars. In the second part, 34 years later, the narrator resumes the project with his own son.
Adios, Mi Pequena Habana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,880. Language: Spanish. Published: June 8, 2016 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
La revolución arrancó de raíz a Cecilia, con apenas seis años, de su cómodo hogar de clase media en Cuba y la plantó en el vecindario de bajos recursos de la Pequeña Habana en Miami. Su padre mujeriego se enfocó en reconstruir su carrera, persiguiendo la promesa americana de riquezas y liberación del pasado.
Only the Good Die Young
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2016 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Whatever genre they put on ya, the song remains the same...right? What if Bob Dylan had died in his motorcycle accident in 1966? What if Jimi Hendrix had lived on, playing guitar into the new millenium? What if John Lennon never met a madman on his doorstep? Is a world without "Tangled Up in Blue" really worse than a world that never heard "Tiananmen Square Gardens"?
The Crooked Shaft "Head of the Club"
Price: Free! Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Second in a series involving three misfit Golf Pros at a Snooty Star-Studded Golf Club in Palm Springs, California during the early 60's who have their lives turned upside down when a crazy Italian Mob family purchase the struggling and wild partying club. Will there be a Mob wedding? Will anyone live through it?
The Ambrosia Kill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Jarvis Love, the intrepid hero of The Danakil Deception, is back in his most action-packed adventure yet. After a failed mission leaves him scarred, Love vows never to work with a partner again. But when a Global Intelligence Network agent is cut down in New Guinea, Love is thrown together with Miranda Jess, deep in the unforgiving jungle. And he learns that sometimes redemption comes at a price.
Gospel Singers and Gunslingers; Riots and Radicals
Price: Free! Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book confronts the misconceptions, distortions and outright lies that have created a popular myth of the American Civil Rights movement as nonviolent. Only after the introduction of armed self defense, riots and militant rhetoric was the nonviolent civil rights movement able to affect change and achieve its main goals of desegregation and voting rights.
To Set My Feet A-Dancing
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 27,770. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
‘To Set My Feet A-Dancing’ - a glimpse into childhood during the late 1950s/early 1960s. "This has something for everyone's palate, to laugh about and with. Written with an undertone of humor and a twist of irony, it's a great period piece.” Harper Collins review
What They Left Behind
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
Turn The Stones
Series: The Threlfalls. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,230. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2016 by Bluewood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The third and final part of The Threlfalls trilogy. After the tragic fire that killed her father and destroyed ‘The Threlfalls,’ Susan’s life changes dramatically when she falls pregnant. Susan looks forward to being the perfect mother, but with little contact from her friends, she finds herself increasingly isolated. Dreams of her past haunt her, and nothing turns out quite the way she expected.