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Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
Slitting the Sycamore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
The effectiveness of Christian participation in political, economic, and social life depends upon understanding the proper relationship between the Church and the world, Christ and culture.
Question Reality! The Curious Way to Peace and Happiness
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental health, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Question Reality! is about identifying and reviewing the many stories, concepts, beliefs, and ideologies--with which we have all been programmed by our languages and cultures. By pursuing The Curious Way of Self-Enquiry and other meditative practices we may learn to break the magic spell of language and Return to the Original Source of peace and happiness.
A Child's Eye View of Totems and Tutelary Spirits
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Spero Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion and Spirituality
Written for the 8 to 13 year old crowd, this book examines teaching and protective spirits, spirit ancestors and power animals from mythologies from all over the world. Good, protective spirits and malevolent "evil spirits" from all six inhabited continents are discussed in an easy to read format.
Puppets Can't Pray: Part 1
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 73,730. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This novel follows a day in the life of a British Bangladeshi family. It is meant to be a day of celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Islamic holy festival of sacrifice. However, as the pressures mount, it proves to be a day when the strains within the repressed family put it on the brink. The novel is a look at patriarchal repression and Bangladeshi-British society.
Beautify, Oh : fifty-one poems
Price: $2.80 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Fifty-one poems sifted from 14 years of art, theater, filmmaking and contemplation. Childhood memories, deep space, history, theology, and life in the forest are capsulated under 8 headings. Links are included to view films featuring some in the sound tracks. Background is offered for each by date and place of writing and, for many, scripture references which were formative in their composition.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Kate tells of the little-known history and culture of the Gypsies in Australia from the First Fleet to the present day. By drawing on the oral history of the Romani and the written word of the non-Gypsies, her cultural heritage and five years of recent itinerant research, she reveals how this maligned, landless, ethnic nation has brought the best of their culture to share with their neighbours.
Doctor Miss Sahiba
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,210. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Dr. Adelaide Woodard was a nurse who fell in love with the ability to serve those who needed care most. In 1915, Dr. Miss Sahiba (as she would later be called) would join the North India Mission to serve in a country where women could not seek care from male doctors. This story will have you captivated as Woodard shares her love for India and those who shared with her that culture.
The Tragic Death of Major Policarpo Quaresma
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Considered Barreto's magnum opus, this book tells the story of Policarpo Quaresma, a radical Brazilian patriot. Policarpo's dearest dream is to see Brazil as one of the world's most powerful nations, but he notices a lot of problems in his country...
Expatriate Insights - Dissertations on International Living and Deep Comparative Culture Analyses
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 144,020. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Dissertations on Expatriate Living and Comparative Culture Analyses by Ladislav, an Expatriate Expert and Chief Advisor of HappierAbroad.com, considered "The Socrates of Expatriate Living".