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The Best That Can Happen: The Grand Trek
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,310. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
"To fulfill the dreams of one's youth; that is the best that can happen." So said Willa Cather in 1927. "Uh huh. Ever actually, like, try it?" is Kathleen Schmitt's response. These are the stories of preparing for The Grand Trek, a prophetic dream, the events and people encountered along the way, and what happened afterward. From boredom to delight to terror, it's an adventure of a lifetime.
Prairie Tapestry - A Tale of Kansas Homesteaders and Their Fight For Survival
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 96,110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In the Solomon Valley of central Kansas, homesteaders confronted droughts, Indian raids, and grasshopper plagues. 'Prairie Tapestry' tells the true tales of Horace Greeley, Susan B. Anthony, George Washington Carver, and other pioneers who struggled to make a new home on the Kansas frontier.
Duck’s Misery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
We all have a place in our youth where deeds and words linger even though we do not. Vince is a guy with the world in his pocket until a day at Duck’s Misery sends him colliding with his past. Let Vince take you along on his journey … someday you may find yourself making a similar one of your own. “Duck’s Misery” is the first of five stories under the collective title “Caution, Girl Up Ahead”.
We Dare Not Whisper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Brick Mantel Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Set in rural Wisconsin, We Dare Not Whisper explores the toxic legacy of a self-destructive family. With hauntingly beautiful prose, Jan Netolicky illuminates the suffering of individuals with bipolar disorder and the unthinkable challenges facing those closest to them.
A Long Way From Tipperary: A Journey of Morrisseys, Ryans, Heffernons, and Agnews to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,050. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Combining memoir with family history, A Long Way From Tipperary is the narrative of an Irish immigrant family that managed to survive the Great Hunger and then make the perilous journey to America in the 1850s. It is also the story of a young person’s coming of age in the 1950s and wishing to put his own life into the context of ancestors who blazed the trail.
Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Essay » Author profile
What is it like growing up in America? The answer depends partly on the time and place. More specifically, what was it like growing up in a mid-America Minnesota around mid-20th century? This book provides an answer to the question.
The Tree and Me
Price: Free! Words: 31,740. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever gone out to buy a Christmas tree because you knew it would cheer you up? Well, young Luke, an introvert, did so and got more than he could have imagined. This story is a bit magical, a bit humorous and a bit romantic.
His Frozen Heart
Series: Brewer Brothers. Price: Free! Words: 102,310. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
For best friends, Candy and Libby, money is tight with hardly enough to cover their living expenses. When they are desperate for grocery money, the girls bet on their pool playing skills to add to their income. A simple wager on a quiet winter evening has devastating results.
Swim Coach! Swim or Drown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 255,070. Language: American English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Shy 18 year-old Shane struggles in a vicious home life. Friendship and love prove valuable while surviving unfair circumstances. Life seems to give him only two choices: Swim or Drown. While being coached to overcome his aqua phobia, he discovers learning to swim isn’t about the water. Local legends and revenge carry a heavy price, as he is forced to choose self-destruction or self-acceptance.
Holly Goforth, Book One, The Stalking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Holly Goforth is a four-novel series that begins here with The Stalking, when Holly's pampered, private school life comes to an abrupt end. Her life as an adult woman begins now with all the trials and challenges that face young women today.