Free literary fiction Kindle books for 04 Aug 17

Crow Girl

by JB Trepagnier

Liam Collins wants to be a writer more than anything else. After unceremoniously being laid off from his job at the paper after thirty-seven-years, he thinks he finally has time to write that book. As his writer’s block continues, he spends his time gardening and brewing his own beer. One day, he notices someone has been stealing peas in his garden in the idyllic Irish countryside. Only meaning to scare them off, he accidentally shoots someone in the dark in his patch. Following them to the Hawthorn tree, there is a wailing girl up there dressed in strange, ripped clothing who doesn’t appear to understand him or have the ability to speak except in strange noises.
Curiosity wins out after he drops her off at the hospital and he goes back to visit her. This strange, wild girl cannot speak and doesn’t know what food is when it’s presented to her. Thinking she appeared in his tree as a shrieking banshee for a reason, Liam claims her and brings her home. He thinks he can help her and teach her to speak and she can help him by giving him the book he knows is inside him.



Triple Bagger: vanity.fear.control=shortcut.2.happy?

by mari reiza

A book about identity and… management consultancy!

‘Epic, a wonderfully interesting reading experience,’ DeAndra Lupu @unbounders.

Meet Vittal. He is a self-and-dad-made man carrying his family’s expectations on his shoulders. He has landed a vocation to work for the most renowned, most secretive, highest-priced, most entrusted, most detested organisation of all times. Vittal should be happy, or maybe frightened, after he is told that he will work with people with an unusual quality of character and, with time, he will become those people. When he meets Peter who reeks of success like a true world shaper, Vittal clings to the saving idea that he wants to become him. But as he climbs through stages at Enterprise over the next decade, life loses its meaning and he grows into a swinging smudge of mortality that advances and retreats with his employer’s tides. He is lonely, surrounded by emotionless, manipulative schemers, under a haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy and it will never be him. And by the time Lucy arrives to discombobulate this sorry state of affairs, Vittal has become like the others, numbed, out to reach something he does not understand anymore. Lucy won’t be able to save him nor him her from Peter, from Enterprise. He won’t be able to save Peter or Enterprise either. And five years later, Vittal thinks that writing his story for Nuria can rescue him. It might, but not in the way he had thought!

Triple Bagger is a story about being enslaved in a world of emotional unavailability and whether vanity, fear and control could be a shortcut to happiness; a tale of shredded life in three acts: Desire, Discipleship and Demise. It treats themes around collective faith and individual identity, stability and disintegration, the sane, the insane and who decides. Parallel to the main narrative there are reflective letters between Vittal and his editor Nuria discussing why we write, to leave a trace, out of revenge, or for redemption. There are as well as visual short passages of hotel encounters between two unknown lovers. The novel is ultimately about whether one person can make the difference when they live up to being that person.



Missing Christina

by Meredith Whitford

As death approaches, family secrets will be revealedâ?¦

As Jaques’s mother clings to life, he and his brother Toby wait for the inevitable.

â??Not long now,’ the Doctor says grimly.

As they deal with all the business of death, Jaques reflects on his relationship with the mother he loved.

She was fun, amusing, witty – she knew how to be happy.

She was a good companion, and she was his friend.

But as the family come to terms with their grief, they discover secrets from the past that threaten to change everything.

Can the family manage to salvage Christina’s memory and the family ties that hold them together?

And is everyone in the family being honest?

From the talented Meredith Whitford, Missing Christina is a heartfelt, gripping tale of family strife and parental love.

Praise for Meredith Whitford

“A fascinating book, well written, with humour and unforgettable characters.” – Tess Woods, Winner of Book of the Year for Love at First Flight and Top Ten nominated for Best New Author in the Reader’s Choice Awards 2015, AusRom Today

“Finely drawn characters in an intriguing family who take the reader into their secretive world.” – Brian Kavanagh, author of the Belinda Lawrence Mysteries

Meredith Whitford, a child of adoption herself, gives a heart-breaking insight into the psychological harm the issue of adoption can inflict. Meredith has published two successful historical novels, Treason and Shakespeare’s Will, and in 2014 a biography, Churchill’s Rebels: Jessica Mitford and Esmond Romilly,/em>. She is an editor and manuscript assessor, director of Between Us Manuscript Assessment Service. She lives in South Australia and has a BA in English, History, and Classics from the University of Adelaide, and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Flinders University.



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