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The Vitch’s Kat in Hollywoodland: starring Ketz and Mika
Price: Free! Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An animated cat An animated mouse. That’s how most people would describe how Ketz and I look. Yet when we moved from the Land of Vitches to America, we found ourselves involved in a new business called ‘the movies’. And so for all those wondering how we became successful movie stars, I thought I’d put down our unbelievable story in words. Little did we know that Hollywoodland had its own Vitches…
Ships in the Night: One Look at the Life of Robert A. Belie
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
Both ships and people often go by different names. Designations change with service and names change with relationships. Robert A. Belie was just shy of two when he disembarked from what was then known as the SS Philadelphia. Over the course of nearly one hundred years after leaving that ship he would go by many names and many titles. But I would know him simply as grandpa.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
Ruby Red
Series: The Serena Wilcox Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,260. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
RUBY RED is a fast-paced mystery thriller with surprising plot twists, dry wit and disturbing ideas. Meet Albert Einstein, travel to Ellis Island, and add the MOTF to your list of things that give you nightmares! Book 5 in The Serena Wilcox Mysteries
We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
During the immigration period of 1880-1940 an unknown number of Sámi people (the indigenous people of Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia) left Sápmi (Samiland; “Lapland”) for North America alongside Nordic peoples. The storytellers in this book give moving accounts of the history of their ancestors and tell their own stories of cultural revitalization.
Ikons
Series: Ikons, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,730. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Russia is in turmoil. Her people have lost faith in their government, her economy is in ruins and her armed forces have suffered an embarrassing defeat. Ethnic and religious rivalries threaten to tear the country apart and world war looms on the horizon. The year is 1905.
American Aussie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
On a Greencard Roadtrip Staying at Citizen Hotel. Find out about the intricate process of obtaining a greencard from a first-person account - blood, sweat & tears. Well, no blood really, but an awful lot of drama, where you'll learn one of life's biggest lessons… Be a part of a powerful personal story, where persistence and hard work can lead.
Kisses from a Distance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Kisses from a Distance is an engaging, true story that examines the Lebanese ethos through the lives and travails of three families before and after immigration to America. The tale begins in 1895 at a remote convent in the mountains of Lebanon where a young postulant, the author’s grandmother, is abducted and given into an unanticipated, and unwanted, marriage.
La Immigrata- Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,280. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
Annie and her two year old daughter travel to America to join up with Joe, the love of her life. Come with her and experience the numerous trials of a 1912 Atlantic crossing, the many tests and exams that Ellis Island demands and the long three day journey by train... taking them to their new home in Utah, over 4,000 miles from her home in Italy.
Clare: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 237,880. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Alcuin Communications, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00)
Clare Keane is fourteen years old when her mother dies of pneumonia in the tenement room they share in turn-of-the-century Cork, Ireland. Left with two younger brothers, her closest family thousands of miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota, Clare begins a dangerous journey that takes her from Cork through the port of Queenstown to Ellis Island, New York, and finally St. Paul.