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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, 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, 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, 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
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, 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, 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, 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.
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