Free literary fiction Kindle books for 22 Apr 15

The Last Buffalo Soldier

by Michael S. Nuckols

In the midst of burning crosses and Jim Crowe, a soldier is asked to do the unthinkable.In his third novel, Michael S. Nuckols tells the poignant story of an African-American soldier who survives the war in Europe only to encounter violent racism at home. After being assigned to Fort Benning in rural Georgia, First-Sergeant Willis Atkins finds that he must fight for the respect that he earned during the war in France when he is reassigned to the post stables. As Truman integrates the Army and the nation fights for its soul, Willis re-discovers his passion for horses while a new love ignites.



Crashing

by William Trent Pancoast

Crashing is a cross between Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Appalachian giant Frank Baker and Oakridge townie Mark Holz have a simple mission in life–to get messed up drinking and smoking dope. John Holz, Oakridge businessman, kills Luke Baker in a fit of rage and is dragged down by guilt. Stir in unfaithful housewife/writer Jean Holz and you have the makings of a disaster. The local country club and the hillbilly trailer park just down the road provide a juxtaposition of social levels that provides the framework of the novel. The Consumer Society unravels in this novel set in 1977 in fictional Oakridge, Ohio.

Crashing was first published in 1983. The author is putting it out again because he is gathering his writing into the digital age. Wildcat, a 2010 novel,

is already there. “Vietnam. Fucking Vietnam” and collected stories will be next.

Last up is Valley Real Estate, a 1978 novel.



Brewster’s Millions

by George Barr McCutcheon

This classic tragicomic tale from George Barr McCutcheon transforms everyone’s favorite caviar-and-champagne dream into a soul-shaking test of mistrust and reckless spending

Popular, good-looking, and enterprising, Montgomery Brewster is the toast of New York. While celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday among friends, Monty receives word that his grandfather has died. Before long, New York is abuzz with the news. When Monty inherits $1 million from his affluent grandfather, out comes a parade of would-be advisers and so-called inventors who promise the world to the skeptical millionaire.
 
Just as Monty begins to adjust to his new situation, yet another portentous note comes out of the blue: an equally wealthy, exceedingly eccentric uncle, James T. Sedgwick, has left Monty an additional $7 million. But there’s a catch: In order to exact revenge on Monty’s grandfather from the grave, Sedgwick’s will decrees that, in order to inherit the money, his nephew must fritter away every cent his grandfather toiled to saveâ??and he can tell no one.
 
George Barr McCutheon’s brilliant story of fortunes squandered and gained, love lost and found, and one wild spending spree will delight contemporary readers.
 
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Haunted: A Short Story

by Peter E McGinn

It starts as a bit of harmless flirting. Luke loves Meg, his girlfriend, but he enjoys going to the video store to flirt with Vanessa. She talks dirty (but not too dirty), and he charms her like a medieval courtier. All harmless fun, right? But Vanessa loves him and she follows her heart. She makes the first move, and let’s face it; Meg has changed. She has settled down and wants babies now, and she isn’t as fun to be with anymore. Not like Vanessa. Surely if they are careful, no one will get hurt, right?

But someone always gets hurt.



Wild Flowers Part Three Iris: Searching and Finding… (The Lives Trilogy Book 1)

by Pamela Redford Russell

WILD FLOWERS is an epic of love and hate, of betrayal and murder, of searching and finding…

Six young girls growing up together…to become very different women. The Calder sisters—Lily, Jasmine, Rose, Holly, Iris and Poppy—bound by strong family ties but torn apart by their angry past. Spanning 20 eventful years—through the Great Depression and World War II—this vivid saga reveals the intimate lives of the Calder women.

Continuing with WILD FLOWERS PART THREE IRIS you will be enthralled by the sheer power of their extraordinary story and unable to turn away from Lily, Jasmine, Rose, Holly, Iris and Poppy.



Ceremony for a Broken Heart

by Emil Kaffa

A young man named Ernest is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his first love, Panda. Years later he sees himself driving by, with Panda sitting in the passenger seatâ??both still the same age as ten years ago.

As Ernest searches for his mysteriously vanished girlfriend, his past starts to chase him, and it becomes clear Ernest is most in need of finding himself.

A metaphysical story of heartbreak full of hidden truths, Ceremony for a Broken Heart lingers in the mind as a meditation on the powers of grief and desire.



Don Juan (Xist Classics)

by Lord Byron

Don Juan is an epic poem by Lord Byron about a womanizing Spaniard who is sent away for dishonoring his family. His adventures lead him through slave markets and royal courts until he grows into a man who can be admired.



King Solomon’s Mines (Xist Classics)

by H. Rider Haggard

Will the search lost diamond mine in the heart of Africa cost more than they bargained for?

King Solomon’s Mine’s by H. Rider Haggard was the first British adventure novel set in Africa. In the story, three English adventures set off to find the legendary King Solomon Mine, and hopefully, a brother of one of the men who was lost in his search. When they encounter hostile natives and strenuous situations, they must use all of their wit, ingenuity and luck to survive.



Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome (Xist Classics)

by E.M. Berens

Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail.



O Pioneers (Xist Classics)

by Willa Cather

A Beautiful Story of Love and Resilience

“I’ve seen it before. There are women who spread ruin through no fault of theirs, just by being too beautiful, too ful of life and love. They can’t help it. Poeple come to them as people go to a warm fire in winter.” â?? Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

O Pioneers by Willa Cather is story of a family of Sweedish immigrants who settle in a fictional town in Nebraska. When her father dies, Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and is determined to see it succeed, even at a time when many immigrant families are leaving the prarie.



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