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Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,130. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Travel tips, main attractions, free (and nearly free) things to do, shopping, museums, churches, cafes, restaurants, as well as short biographies and addresses associated with famous Americans who spent time living la belle vie in the French capital.
The Last Devadasi: A Novel
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,000. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras.
Invisible: Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The 19 stories in marine scientist Stephen Spotte's latest collection penetrate the stormy, watery depth of the human psyche, blending elements of make-believe with sharp, systematic observations and insights into the twisted manifestations of life, love, and death.
Rosemary in Bloom
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Inspired by a true story, Rosemary in Bloom explores faith, forgiveness, enduring love against all odds, and the difficult decisions that strong, smart women on the home front had to make during World War II.
Wings of a Flying Tiger
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
World War Two. Japanese occupied China. One cousin's courage, another's determination to help a wounded American pilot. Love, sacrifice, kindness, and bravery all play a part in this heroic tale that takes place during one of the darkest hours of Chinese history.
The Swan Keeper
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
From USA Today featured novelist and Western Writers of America Spur award finalist Milana Marsenich, The Swan Keeper is an historical, coming-of-age novel set in 1920s Montana.
The 13: Ashi-niswi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,170. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
As the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) slowly migrated into the Lake Superior region centuries ago, they were met by a potent adversary—the Dakota (Sioux) who fiercely resisted their spread into its territory. Gradually the Anishinaabe pushed them out of the northern woodlands and into the plains to the south. This long-running and bloody conflict lies at the heart of the story of Ashi-niswi, The 13.
A Conversation with a Cat
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Stephen Spotte's imaginative novel recounts the tales of a scroungy former alley cat named Jinx, whose memories aren't just his own but those of other cats who existed before him, one of which was Annipe, Cleopatra's pampered pet.
Beneath the Same Heaven: A Novel
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 123,310. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kathryn and Rashid seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by a US drone attack near the Afghan border, and their cross-cultural family descends into conflicting ideas of loyalty, justice, identity, revenge, and terrorism.
Reading Blue Devils: A Novel
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 87,880. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Educational
To Hell with high school! The American education system is turned inside out when a frustrated teacher incites his students to stage an uprising.
In An Empty Room: A Novel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Spanning the landscape from Vietnam's war-torn jungles to hardscrabble Appalachia, In An Empty Room is a gripping examination of time, memory, consciousness, and selfhood and suggests unanticipated conclusions about the nature of human identity.
Winter Gets Hot
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
​Spies, Lies and Murder: Film at Eleven! Will Emily's investigative diligence uncover the murderer and bring justice for those who entrust their stories to her? Find out in this eagerly anticipated sequel to Winter in Chicago!
A Mentor and Her Muse
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Under the guise of mentor and muse, a frustrated writer and her ambitious teenage protégé take an illicit summer road trip fraught with racial and sexual tension. This is a compelling psychological novel about social norms, artistic ambition, and obsession.
Whine & Cheese Cozy Mystery Series: Feta and the Fat Bastard (Book 3)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,880. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Who’s gotten cheesed off this time? Millionaire Milton is about as pleasant as a moldy block of feta, but when his juicy young wife drops dead at the Whine & Cheese Bistro, Amalia finds herself back in the thick of things.
The Sun King
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,640. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A mother, her son, and mania. In this fictionalized memoir, a mother recounts the emotional journey she and her son take when he becomes mentally ill.
Laughter and Early Sorrow
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Set in Memphis during the 1960s and 1970s, these short stories recall life’s most indelible moments.
The Ballet Lover
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,960. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Ballet Lover exposes the beauty and cruelty of ballet, the performances, the back stage moments, and the personal dramas of the famous ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova as seen through the eyes of an American female journalist.
The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,100. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Meet V.C. Almond, Mastermind Sleuth, Jack of Some Trades, and the Delmar Loop's Private Investigator Ordinaire.
In the Weeds
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
An absurdist tale of gas, grass, ass, and Vietnam. Will Slats' former battles with the Viet Cong, hijackers, PTSD, and Mother Nature prepare him for his most perilous battle of all—the one he must wage against Chief Bobby Ray Pistle? Strap yourself in and get ready for a bumpy ride. And one spectacular landing!
Made to Break Your Heart
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,200. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a smart, sexy, and funny novel about bad breaks, bad decisions, and the long road of life.
Copper Sky
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,600. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana.
The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of René Descartes
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 129,880. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An historical murder mystery based on real events. Who would want to murder the world’s most famous philosopher? Turns out: nearly everyone.
Tales from The Warming
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Powerful, prophetic and poignant, Tales from The Warming is an anthology of ten short stories taking readers all over the world and over time to experience—in human terms—the growing impact of climate change.
The Rise of the Mutant Ego
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 76,590. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
Perhaps we’re not quite as in charge of our destinies as we thought we were. Most of us think we learn from our experiences but perhaps we can do so only retrospectively and that this process is less about learning than conditioning.
Whine & Cheese Cozy Mystery Series: Ice Whine and Irish Cheddar (Book 2)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Is Chloé dating a murderer? Who's stalking Nicole this time? Is the disturbed stranger from the woods friend or foe? And why in the world is 50+ year old Nora prancing about in push-up bras?
Hodge
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With the help of a single mother and her genius child a widower rediscovers his sense of belonging.
The Autobiography of Satan: Authorized Edition
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,730. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Alternative history
This is the story of Satan's many struggles, across the history of Human existence, to unshackle the Human mind, and open the gates to forbidden knowledge.
Phantom
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Sports
A story of hopeless love—a serial philanderer and gambler married to a woman much younger—and impossible love—his wife, Casey Googan, and a black boxer. Turn of the century Boston comes alive with crew races, balloon races, boxing, rat-baiting, and fashion competitions judged by Isabella Stuart Gardner.
From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,500. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
Do you want to understand the science behind finding a mate, maintaining long-lasting relationships, or even what makes some relationships doomed to fail? Help your relationships grow and flourish, and have a few hearty laughs along the way.
Alan 2
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A brilliant artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, Dr. Alan Boyd, develops a new program that integrates part of his brain with a computer’s operating system.
War Cries
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,310. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
WAR CRIES: UNHEARD STORIES, UNMARKED GRAVES provides a stage for the voices—many inspired by people present in Europe during World War II—to speak their truths.
The Discount Detectives
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,000. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ted Shackelford isn’t your typical literary detective. He's neither super-tough like Philip Marlow nor super-smart like Sherlock Holmes. He's a screw-up, a bungler. But he’s trying his hardest. ​​​​Part crime caper, part screwball comedy and part political satire, The Discount Detectives is a quirky spin on the detective novel.
Winter in Chicago
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Drugs, death and rock and roll on Chicago's AM radio dial...
The Value of Men
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
With nowhere to go and no way to support himself during the Great Depression, Justyn Morrow joins a community of hobos riding the rails from coast to coast in search of a better tomorrow.
The Bones of a Season
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,110. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Set against the backdrop of Charleton Athletic's football fortunes, and a crime network that lurks on the horizon, Fergus Sharkey begins to uncover the answers to a musician’s murder as well as the layers of his decaying romance.
Remember For Me
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
When Clara Eros awakens with no memory, her questions are fundamental: who is she; and why is she here? The answer she receives is predetermined and singular: she has been recruited to fight a battle against the reign of darkness. But is Clara just a pawn in a much larger game?
The Miracle Adjuster
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,850. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The thing about the truth is; it doesn’t get out much... Colin Jekyll is an ‘Events Manager’. And a liar. Colin’s real name is Frank Canon, and his real job title is ‘Reality Enforcer’. And the lies don’t stop there; they only get bigger. Fortunately for Frank and the Agency, most people are naturally suspicious of the truth.
Justice and Vengeance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A marvelous work of historical re-creation, Justice and Vengeance is sure to fascinate anyone interested in crime drama, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the history of Virginia and the politics of the American South.
Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,860. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate is as much about storytelling as it is about style, and the ending is as magical and fantastical as some of the moments in Ishmael's life.
Whine & Cheese Cozy Mystery Series: Asiago and the Accomplice (Book 1)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,830. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Thirty-year-old Amalia Kis just opened a new bistro that specializes in selling mouth-watering platters of cheeses, salamis, artisan breads and wines. But when she’s greeted by the body of the local town hoarder hanging from the coat hooks at her bistro, she finds herself in the midst of an unsavory murder investigation.
Black Sails, Disco Inferno
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Fairy tales
Black Sails, Disco Inferno is a retelling of the classic medieval romance of Tristan and Isolde, turning things on their head by reversing the sex of the chief protagonists and placing them in a '70's pulp/noir world.
Swift Dam
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,200. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Swift Dam celebrates the native land and the Natives who survive as they have survived throughout time, perilously. It is the story of a veterinarian who attempts to sustain and nurture life on the land, his empathy with the living, and his sympathy for the dead and dying.
Unconscious Knowledge
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,750. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Those unfortunate enough to get in the way of their grandiose plans have unwittingly chosen to die: and to Syd and to Marcy, that’s just Unconscious Knowledge.
A Dandy Little Game
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Set in Chicago during World War II, Bill McCulloch's gritty narrative explores the vagaries of luck and love against a backdrop of class and religious prejudice, criminal menace, and Midwestern humor.
I Shot Bruce
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Conceived loosely on the untimely dismissal and subsequent life of Pete Best, the so-called 'fifth Beatle', Asunder's perspective and his ultimate commitment to retribution differs markedly from Ringo Starr's predecessor. Intelligent and intense, I Shot Bruce chronicles and dramatizes obsession to the point of self-destruction.
The Courage of Others
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,600. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
The true nature of each person is deeper than one’s skin, and the courage to confront depravity is often learned through the ‘courage of others’.
The X-Cure
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,090. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Will the cure for cancer become known? Not if Tando Pharmaceuticals has its way...
Eve's Folly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
If you’re brave enough to read the full wild-but-true story Fresh Cut, you’ll get all the humor and absurdity of Eve’s Folly plus moments of dark despair and shocking tragedy. Either way, you’re bound to be transformed by your adventure through this bizarre, colorful world.
The Butterfly Prison
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,790. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
​Raw, confronting and playful, The Butterfly Prison redefines criminals, heroes, and poverty.
Fresh Cut
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 99,170. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening
The cycle of life as seen through the eyes of “Eve A. Floriste” is full of contradictions: beauty and decay, sensuality, violence, desire, and anguish. Haunted by memories of abuse, she expresses herself through passion, promiscuity, and even self-harm. Fresh Cut is the true story of a wild young woman with a dark past who finds refuge in the colorful world of the floral industry.
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