Free literary fiction Kindle books for 19 May 15

The Descent of the Lyre

by Will Buckingham

It is the early nineteenth century, and the Bulgarian village of Gela, the legendary home of Orpheus, is suffering under the heavy taxation and arbitrary justice of Ottoman rule. When his bride-to-be is abducted the night before his wedding, Ivan Gelski takes to the hills and turns to banditry to seek revenge. But a chance encounter with a travelling guitarist, and the bloodshed that follows, set him on a musical journey through fame, martyrdom and legend. In this remarkable reinvention of the tale of Orpheus, Will Buckingham plunges us into the music and folklore of Bulgaria, in a parable about storytelling, sainthood and myth-making.



The Damnation of Corey / The Redemption of Tess

by Joel A. Robitaille

Based loosely on the book of Job, a woman asks God for permission to destroy the life of the most righteous person she knows, who happens to be her supervisor and childhood nemesis.

In the aftermath of their shocking collision, both Corey and Tesla embark on perilous journeys to the edge of the abyss, where its damnation or redemption that awaits.



Freckles (Xist Classics)

by Gene Stratton-Porter

A young m finds more than he ever expected in the beautiful wilds of the Limberlost

“He only knew that he had lived up to his best impulse, and that is all any one can do.” â?? Gene Stratton-Porter, Freckles Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter is a lovely novel about a young man who takes a job as a security guard of timberland in the Limberlost swamp. Freckles was orphaned at a young age in Chicago but discovers the love of a father and meets a woman who will change his life forever. A perfect companion to A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter.



Her Father’s Daughter (Xist Classics)

by Gene Stratton-Porter

A Fascinating Look at Anti-Asian Bias in the 1920s

While Gene Stratton-Porter is known best for her portrayals of nature in novels like The Girl of the Limberlost, Her Father’s Daughter is a departure from her heartwarming works that are still enjoyed by many readers today. In this novel, a young woman struggles to find her place in society in a story that is overwhelmed by white supremacist rhetoric. Set in California during the 1920’s, this book makes an excellent launching point for a discussion of historical racism and how a community’s views can change over time.

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A Syrian Dancer: A short story

by Brenda Guest

A short story set in Aleppo Syria.



The Virginians (Xist Classics)

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Two Brothers Take Up Arms Against Each Other in the American War for Independence “To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted my no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forgo even ambition when the end is gained – who can say this is not greatness?” â?? William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians

In The Virginians by William Thackeray, two brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the war for American Independence.

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