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Digital Calabash Redux
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by St. Somewhere Press. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Digital Calabash Redux is an essay-style collection of blog posts from the once active website, Digital Calabash. Writer, editor and publisher Randy Baker has revived his original blog entries in ebook form in an effort to revisit and document not only his own thoughts and literary ramblings, but also the process of launching his online lit-mag, St. Somewhere Journal.
Measure for Measure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,320. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A dark mystery lurks on the horizon of modern South Africa
Volition (Volition #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,340. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00)
Volition is the first novel in this heavenly Paranormal YA series, full of suspense and intrigue, and even a few good messages along the way about trusting your instincts and fighting for justice and love no matter what is stacked up against you.
Webster
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 39,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Western
A closed world of insiders. An influx of outsiders. Three old graves on Cherokee Bluff, their occupants and secrets long forgotten, become the center of an unusual land dispute when a stranger brings news of past events that will rock a local community's understanding of its history.
The Adventures of Bumpen The Knight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The Adventures of Bumpen The Knight tells the tale of a magically animate suit of armor, brought to life by a wizard for the purpose of warding off the various monsters which frequent children's bedrooms. Alternating between prose and brilliantly rhymed verse, this story has something to offer for readers young and old, and truly comes to life when read aloud.
Thoughts and Reflections on Language, Literature, and Performance
Series: In search of human culture. Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Linguistics
What is language and how do humans use and analyze it? And how is it that literature exists, dreamlike, in human culture? In this readable collection the eminent British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan reflects on both the questions and her own answers.
The Awakening In Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography and Character Index)(Annotated)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Classics
Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" is considered her greatest work. It also can be difficult to understand--it is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis, this book features the full text of Chopin's classic novel is also included.
The Search for African Orality
Series: In search of human culture. Price: $30.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Africa is commonly seen as the 'oral' continent, a contrast to 'literate Europe'. The anthropologist Ruth Finnegan, building on long experience of Africa's oral arts from both documentary and first-hand field sources, queries this notion and reveals Africa as the site of both oral and literate practices, and astoundingly rich in each. Remarkably readable as well as illuminating .
The Last Tower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 by Frowzy Books. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
Gone are the Wild Things that once roamed the earth and sky. Gone are the caravans that brought news and travelers. All that remains of what used to be are the hardy few who managed to gather in the shadow of the Last Tower. Can those who linger restore what was lost? Or will they, too, quietly fade beneath the midnight sun?
Bitter-Sweet Short Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
“Bitter-Sweet” is a series of short stories about people in difficult, stressful and sometimes hopeless situations. Themes like loneliness, impossibility to communicate, deception and disillusion form the “bitter” part. “Sweet” however are the glimmers of hope, human warmth and compassion that can be felt in each of these stories.