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From Tea to Coffee: The Journey of an Educated Youth
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Asian » China
From Tea to Coffee is a story of struggle and triumph during China’s modern-day cultural and political drama, and is a rare and personal account that showcases the Chinese national psyche.
Nevergreen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,200. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A smart, fast, funny, and incisive portrait of today's liberal arts college scene, cancel culture, and more.
Mind Fields
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,820. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
From the Chinese takeover of Tibet in the early 1950s to present-day San Francisco, Big Sur, and Northern California, Mind Fields is a story of adventure, loss, mysticism, and ultimately, the importance of friendship and connection.
The Whisper of a Distant God
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » General
The untold story of the Angel of Santa Fe and the Gettysburg of the West.
America Reunited: A Relational Solution to Bridging the Political, Social and Personal Chasm Dividing Our Nation
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 37,920. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » General
America Reunited provides the solutions to the challenges America must deal with in order to maintain the democracy we have all cherished for so many years. It is a book of hope and a call to all citizens to join in a most important effort to preserve our humanity and to take an active part in creating a more cohesive nation.
If Ignorance Is Bliss, We Should All Be Ecstatic
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
If Ignorance is Bliss, We Should All Be Ecstatic explores the limitations of knowledge and argues that neither reasoning nor direct observation can be trusted. Not only are they unreliable sources, but they do not even justify assigning probabilities to claims about what we can know. This position, called radical skepticism, has intrigued philosophers since before the birth of Christ, yet nobody h
Pot Luck: A James Emerson Harris Mystery
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,560. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Things always seem to go wrong for Jimmy Harris. He stumbles. He bumbles. He’s arrested for murder. He needs to find a way through this maze. The alternatives are unthinkable.
Killer Cocktail
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Chicago's Women's Health Clinic Explodes. Emily Winter's Exclusive Report Tonight! Book 3 in the Emily Winter Mystery Series.
Paris and Parisians: The Cheapo Snob Explores the City and Its Famous French Residents
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2021 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Europe
In the second book of the Cheapo Snob series, Paris and Parisians guides visitors to remarkable must-see sites in the City of Light. In addition, this guidebook uncovers authentic French culture by revealing short biographies and addresses of scores of diverse and extraordinary one-time French residents.
Africa Memoir: 50 Years, 54 Countries, One American Life (Seychelles - Zimbabwe)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Africa
Visit all 54 African countries with an adventurous American guide who has spent over half a century on the continent. Volume III. covers Seychelles - Zimbabwe.
Postcards from the Borderlands
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,790. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
What are borders? Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? In his third book on travel, history and culture, college professor, historian and journalist David Mould rambles through a dozen countries in Asia and southern Africa by car, bus, train, shared taxi and ferry, exploring what borders mean to their peoples.
Africa Memoir: 50 Years, 54 Countries, One American Life (Libya - Senegal)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,420. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Africa
Visit all 54 African countries with an adventurous American guide who has spent over half a century on the continent. Volume II. covers Libya - Senegal.
Legacy of the Tigers
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,820. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
In China's political chaos, a woman's desperate search for her family and the American pilot she loves. Over thousands of miles between Yunnan and Chungking, the third book of the Tiger Saga trilogy takes readers along another incredible journey.
Natasha's Not My Name: A Memoir
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,530. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Introspective, unapologetic, and brave, Natasha's Not My Name is rooted in a desire to share in heartache and success with other girls on a journey of self-discovery. It is inspirational reading for all women.
From Timbuktu to Duck and Cover: Improbable Tales from a Career in Foreign Service
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,780. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
While spending thirty years overseas in the US Foreign Service, and living in eleven countries and working in many more, Ambassador Lucke accumulated many stories that would never have happened “at home.”
Undaunted Optimist: Essays on Life, Laughter and Cheerful Perseverance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Form / essays
It’s a complicated world out there and it takes a nimble mind to sort it all out. Rodell does it with style, warmth, an engaging euphoria and undaunted optimism that lets every reader know he enjoys being human and enjoys human beings.
Heaven and Other Zip Codes: A Novel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,530. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A lonely wife, an unfaithful husband, an awkward son, and his tutor... This contemporary novel explores family, guilt, manipulation, betrayal, and love.
Africa Memoir: 50 Years, 54 Countries, One American Life (Algeria - Liberia)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,500. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Africa » Central region
Visit all 54 African countries with an adventurous American guide who has spent over half a century on the continent. Original and authoritative, this one-of-a-kind, three-volume work deserves a special place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in Africa.
The Sugar Maple Grove
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,630. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
An epic Southern Gothic about race, poverty, religion, and barbarism, and those brave enough to dare to see a different society.
Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
These sixteen stories remind readers how family is at the core of human experience and how relationships, especially those between parent and child, rely on the power of love to overcome challenges.
Pursuing Fedhisss: An Outer Space Odyssey
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Fedhisss decides to eradicate any concentrations of consciousness in the universe that he deems unworthy of existence, Urr has no choice but to follow the fellow alien to his next stop: the planet Earth.
Mr. Wizard: A Novel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,550. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two brothers. One mother. One big question. Jeff Wallach’s debut novel features a DNA mystery, strong women, Irish golf, Jewish guilt, and the world’s driest Alzheimer’s joke.
The Triumph of Diversity: Rejoice in and Benefit from the Interconnectedness of Humankind
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 37,550. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » General
Dr. Ciaramicoli shares his observations as a psychologist in clinical practice, his interviews with laymen, clinicians and clergy, and data from current research to conclude, as Thomas Paine said, “My Country is the World; my Religion is to do Good,” and that learned prejudices can be laid bare and redirected to give way to genuine empathy and inclusion over exclusion.
The Ice Palace Waltz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
In The Ice Palace Waltz, two Jewish immigrant families—the rough and ready Western pioneers and the smooth, “our crowd” New Yorkers—come together in a riveting family saga amid the financial and social tumult of early twentieth century America. Baer's moving multigenerational novel traces the American Jewish experience and the enduring power of family and love.
The Chameleon Shuffle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,420. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
This satirical novel traces the odyssey of a High Court Justice who involuntarily switches from Conservative to Liberal every few days, riling his Brethren, lawyers, the press and wide swaths of the Republic's citizens.
Clinical Dicta and Contra Dicta: The Therapy Process from Inside Out and Outside In
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Clinical psychology
Clinical Dicta and Contra Dicta explores these issues both visually and in narrative form. Iconic adages and clinical vignettes are presented as well as a treatise on how serial perpetrators use projective-identification to groom and ultimately ensnare their victims.
The Four Trials of Henry Ford
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,590. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In recounting the Ford litigation, Piché examines Ford’s parallel manipulation of public media to advance his own political and narcissistic agenda to become a public sage and an American President. It follows the initial rise of his reputation as a Progressive capitalist to its ultimate erosion as a mean-spirited bigot and contributor to the propaganda that fueled the Holocaust.
Get Out of My Dream!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Fans of magical realism will enjoy this adventurous, humorous, and deceptively cerebral novella about the importance of following one's dreams.
Get Out of My Dream!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Fans of magical realism will enjoy this adventurous, humorous, and deceptively cerebral novella about the importance of following one's dreams.
Consider the Feast: A Novel
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 62,520. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Consider the Feast follows Talia through the streets of The Quarter, where every imaginable delicacy is made and devoured, every unspeakable hunger is fulfilled. But the privileged patrons who feast there, and the third-world laborers who feed them—the haves and have-nots—are about to face a reckoning.
The Singing Bones: A Novel of the Life and Times of Naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 83,710. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Biographical
A blend of narrative adventure and biography, this historical first-person novel chronicles the professional visions and conflicted life of a deeply fascinating, flawed, and courageous man who devoted everything to advancing the frontiers of science and improving the lives of the native Siberians.
There is No Body (Book Three of the Bar Jonah Trilogy)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder » Serial killers, Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons
The story concludes in Book Three of the Bar Jonah Trilogy. Culled from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Bar Jonah, dozens of others who either knew or were involved with him, Montana State investigators and prosecutors, and Zach Ramsay’s mother, Espy retells Bar Jonah’s entire life, and those who were harmed by him, in unparalleled detail and scope.
Chechnya: The Inside Story
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 88,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Former Soviet Republics, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Mairbek Vatchagaev, the former press secretary and first adviser to Chechen President Maskhadov, chronicles the dramatic events that took place in Chechnya during the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Chechen war for independence.
Chechnya: The Inside Story
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 88,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Former Soviet Republics, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Mairbek Vatchagaev, the former press secretary and first adviser to Chechen President Maskhadov, chronicles the dramatic events that took place in Chechnya during the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Chechen war for independence.
The Year of the Return
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Set against the backdrop of 1976 Philadelphia, The Year of the Return follows the path of two families, the Jewish Silks and African American Johnsons, as they are first united by marriage and then by grief, turmoil, and the difficult task of trying to live in an America failing to live up to its ideals.
The Year of the Return
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Set against the backdrop of 1976 Philadelphia, The Year of the Return follows the path of two families, the Jewish Silks and African American Johnsons, as they are first united by marriage and then by grief, turmoil, and the difficult task of trying to live in an America failing to live up to its ideals.
A Parasite in the Mind (Book Two of the Bar Jonah Trilogy)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,280. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder » Serial killers
The story continues in Book Two of the Bar Jonah Trilogy. Culled from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Bar Jonah, dozens of others who either knew or were involved with him, Montana State investigators and prosecutors, and Zach Ramsay’s mother, Espy retells Bar Jonah’s entire life, and those who were harmed by him, in unparalleled detail and scope.
Swiss Cheese and Sibling Rivalry (Book 4 of the Whine & Cheese Cozy Mystery Series)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,560. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In her last mystery, and with more stress on her shoulders than she Camembert, Amalia must stay sharp as she muddles through this case that has more holes than Swiss cheese.
How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,290. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art » Collections, catalogs, exhibitions / general, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Art
A how-to guide for new and experienced collectors, How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring explores the unique opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind works for $2000 or $3000 by hundreds of mostly forgotten yet startlingly good artists who are in the permanent collection of MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Met, among many other museums.
Eat the Evidence (Book One of the Bar Jonah Trilogy)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder » Serial killers, Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons
Culled from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Bar Jonah, dozens of others who either knew or were involved with him, Montana State investigators and prosecutors, and Zach Ramsay’s mother, Espy retells Bar Jonah’s entire life—from the time before he was conceived to after his death—and those who were harmed by him in unparalleled detail and scope.
The Soulful Leader: Success with Authenticity, Integrity and Empathy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Mentoring & coaching, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture
The Soulful Leader provides poignant and practical examples of Dr. Ciaramicoli's ground-breaking AIE (authenticity, integrity and empathy) leadership platform for leaders in all industries to help them successfully optimize the potential of employees.
Will of a Tiger
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Sworn brothers—one American, one Chinese—captured, imprisoned, tortured. Survival is just the beginning of the battle...
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 » Europe, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests » Literary
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 » General
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.
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