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Simmie... With Secrets
Price: Free! Words: 46,610. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Clare lives in an alley shack in Chicago's poorest ward in 1894. She sews buttons and hems for Mr. Jones, the sweat boss, and only has a few pennies left to buy bread. Her mother has gone away. Clare doesn't know where or when she's coming back, but she is about to stumble upon a mystery that could change her life forever. It all begins with Simmie, her doll, and a taffy tin full of secrets.
Saint Nick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
What motivates a man to forego all the earthly pleasures that life has to offer in order to focus on the happiness of society's most vulnerable and delicate members? Let's just say that not all good deeds are born of good intentions ... even at Christmas.
Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,780. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Quindaro Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Nonfiction » History » North America
Never before told account of CW arsenal explosions and the girls and young women who were the victims. "We can now add their names to the human toll of America's greatest conflict," declares Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, who calls Gunpowder Girls "outstanding" and "thoroughly researched and beautifully written."
Broken Rice: First Serial Installment
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
First episode of a serial, about 5000 words. Caleb is a poverty-stricken child laborer in the Republic of Texas, a fragment of the former United States. The demands of simple existence means his family has little time for togetherness, and he has little time to make friends. But perhaps with scraps stolen from his employer, he can *make* one...
The Old School : The Mid-Valley Elementary School in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,880. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / facility management
Plans to build the new Mid-Valley Junior-Senior High School in Throop, PA were put on hold indefinitely. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementary schools in Olyphant and Dickson City, and ordered them closed. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued.
Ludhiana Diaries
Price: Free! Words: 78,550. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ludhiana Diaries is a collection of short stories, based in and around the city of Ludhiana. With a tinge of supernatural, the stories try to capture the spirit of the city along with telling a few interesting tales on the way.
Small Lives
Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Middle Eastern, Fiction » Inspirational
Short stories
Ashes, Ashes, Don't Fall Down
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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Dedicated to those who have been trapped in abuse, this is the story of one girl's survival. Escaping into books, she is able to endure until she reaches adulthood, when she walks out of her troubling past and into the promise of her own future.
The Red Balloon
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Little Fritz, from the (in)famous children's story about the evil sourcerer who captures little children, arrives at the magic castle to free the children and bring them home again. But not all of them are happy to return to the lives they were taken from...
Sex, Family and Fertility, Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 60,750. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
"Timothy t Schwartz challenges prevailing wisdom ... with a strong set of data. He shows the relationship between marriage, family, fertility, agriculture, and emigration in rural Haiti. He relates beliefs with behavior and opportunities and strategies for living. In the process he makes much sense of rural Haitian life." Bill Wedenoja, Missouri State University