Free literary fiction Kindle books for 14 Aug 14

The World, the City, and the Wakemans

by Richard French

“The World, the City, and the Wakemans” is a chronicle set in the early 1980’s about a family who live in a large city in the northeastern corner of the United States. Each member of the family wants to get out of a mental or spiritual or physical trough.

Amos Wakeman leaves his job in an insurance company to set up a shelter for disadvantaged children.

Caleb, a university teacher, wants to move a stagnant career ahead by bringing his studies of a little-known Central Asian country to a wide academic audience.

Diana, his wife, wants to leave a rehab hospital where she has lived for a year after suffering several strokes.

Mary, sister of Amos and Caleb, leaves a string quartet in which she plays viola for a temporary job in a bakery to get experience of ordinary life.

Stephen Hope, half-brother of Mary, Amos, and Caleb, has done well with a chain of restaurants he started. He puts his business success aside to run for mayor of the city.

Lucas, oldest son of Diana and Caleb, breaks away from his academic predilections and joins other family members to fight a gang of thugs that causes trouble for his father and uncle.

Other family members also figure in the story,

Three novella-length interludes tell about the imaginary adventures of young folks who resemble the youngest Wakemans in a future society that has gone haywire with technology and the paranormal.



A Waste of Time Called Church

by E Sabiol

Maybe you are the one that can make sense of this. I know I can’t. All I can really do is tell the truth about who he was and maybe offer some insight into why he did it. Tell you about an awkward boy with endless questions that evolved in to a narcotic pothead with one simple idea. “I will help people on Sunday instead of going to church.”
He didn’t shout it from a soap box. He didn’t claim a path nor advise of one. He just did it, but in doing it people saw, and in seeing they grew curious. Their curiosity gave way to participation, and the idea gave way to a movement. A movement that when expanded, created an image of empty pews across the country, and those 60 million Americans that filled them every Sunday, setting out into their communities with one common goal; to help anyone that needed a hand.
A movement that traded Sunday bests for sweat trenched t-shirts and dust covered jeans. A movement that felt compelled to have a leader, no matter how much he pleaded with them they didn’t.



Bear Paw Island

by Wally Kasper

Wally Kasper, an imaginative thinker, looks at the big picture, challenges assumptions and designs creative solutions.

In Bear Paw Island, Wally explores cooperative interaction within a fictional West Coast tribe. He weaves the story through intricate scenarios that force the reader to think of the infinite solutions that might be available, solutions possible if one were to use material close at hand. We come away with the notion that for every problem there are infinite possibilities.



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