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Porcelain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of both new and previously published short stories, poems, and essays, by author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott. Porcelain offers a personal draft of the author’s navigation through a world that is fantastical, offbeat, ironic, unexpected, and true.
What of the Night?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,630. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Zarahemla Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Mormonism
"By proving contraries, truth is made manifest," said Joseph Smith. A good thing, because Stephen Carter's religious life is full of contradictions. This collection of award-winning personal essays wrestles the "used tin foil, the ratty teddy bears, the rusty bicycle frames, the dog-eared magazines, the empty toilet paper rolls" of Carter's life into stories compelling, candid, and insightful.
Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,750. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world's most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning author Robert Kanigel throws an arm around the reader and becomes the tour guide to classics, best-sellers, lesser-known greats, and everything in-between.
Thoughts On A Pagan Life: A Book of Essays
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,370. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
Shanddaramon has collected together many of his articles and put them together to create this unique collection of essays on Pagan life in the modern world. All together they chronicle his spiritual journey from a curious participant in a public ritual to a teacher and writer for many Pagan students and readers.
Just Because
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
James Bruce Baker was best known as the editor and publisher of ProMart Publishing, but he was more than that. Jim was also a poet, a novelist, a short story writer, and an opinionated essayist. Just Because is a collection of his stories, poems, and essays put together as a tribute to a man who did so much for the small press, and so much for many small press writers, poets, and artists.
Zen In the Art of Absurdity
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Bill can't get a writing space. While in Canada, Sam learns to "go convert" himself, mum and dad are playing hide the Azalea plant, Delores can't keep her father's arse covered, a pack of wild Kens are hurtling toward the atmosphere, and dad is sitting in his car picking his ears with his keys. Often compared to Sedaris (Mostly by herself), this collection will make you sick...with laughter.
America the Beautiful, Reflections on Her Past, Present and Future
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Illumine Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
America the Beautiful is a meditation on the moral and spiritual roots of our nation. Written in approachable but inspired language, this book evokes the spirit of the Founding Fathers and the great luminaries who have graced the soil of our nation, and presents their views clearly and simply in both poetry and prose. It is sure inspire, illumine and enlighten readers of all ages.
Paws and Reflect
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,980. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
Paws and Reflect explores and celebrates the special and powerful bond between man and dog through twenty-five stories of personal experiences in this well-crafted collection. Touching, powerful, and often humorous, this is a must-read for all dog lovers. The book includes interviews with Edward Albee, Jonathan Caouette, Ron Nyswaner, Charles Busch, and many others.
Taos Soul: Love Stories, Heroes, and Wild Adventure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"It was Friday afternoon, and the post office was full of Indians..." From the opening sentence, you know you're in a different world. Part memoir, nature writing, black comedy, confession, and journal of spiritual discovery, Taos Soul is a collection of 62 true stories about life in an old adobe at 7,000 feet in northern New Mexico from 2005 to 2010. (See Buffalo Lights book for earlier years)
Slices of Life: An Anthology of the Lompoc Writers Assocation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,520. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2010 by Tammy Cravit. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
If you sit a dozen painters before a bowl of fruit and ask them to paint what they see, you’ll get a dozen distinct works of art, each presenting a slice of life according to their individual rendering of shadow and light. Within this book you may be amused or amazed, saddened or cheered, angered or soothed. But we hope that no matter what, you’ll enjoy our "Slices of Life".