Free literary fiction Kindle books for 09 Aug 17

Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Gustave Flaubert

Revised edition: Previously published as Madame Bovary, this edition of Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.



Irregular Patterns

by Christopher Sword

“An intimate, gritty perspective of isolation, family, madness and devotion.”,
Dark holes abound in this new novel by Christopher Sword, author of A Drop of April Snow.
When young brothers Tom and Bruce aren’t helping with the family’s motel, they’re often off in the nearby wooded areas and the town’s junkyard, where voices leaking from earthly crevices seem to call to them.
As they grow into young men, Tom struggles with the intensity of his feelings for Amina while trying to help his parents save their life’s work. Bruce is acting increasingly strange, often vanishing in the middle of the night.
A book about family loyalty and love, where lines get drawn and what can happen when they don’t.



H-17 The Morningstar Abduction

by Jake Vickers

For nearly 40 years an advanced nation has remained undetected by the outside worldâ??and for unknown reasons, H-17 is recruiting.

The class of child genius Gabby Morningstar is interrupted by the news that her parents have been murdered. The detective assigned to the homicide then abducts her. Before Gabby can piece together her situation, she’s sold to a mysterious group of individuals lurking off of an unmarked highway exit.

Gabby’s feral runaway sister, Nikki, will stop at nothing to find her.



Cain’t Do Nothing with Love: Southern Short Stories

by Ellen Morris Prewitt

CAIN’T DO NOTHING WITH LOVE was the winner of the CIPA EVVY Audio Book Award 2014. The stories have been downloaded over 55,000 times. All stories treat the most difficult topicsâ??death, religion, familyâ??with sharp humor and urgent respect.

LUCKY CRITTERS

A lonely young woman in Florence, Alabama reacts to the sudden death of her boyfriend by connecting with his killer. Full of dark humor, Lucky Critters first appeared in The Peralta Press, the winner of its 2K2 Award.

ROLLERBLADER FOR JESUS

A fifth-grader in rural Mississippi who is intent on being the smartest girl in her class sees Jesus in her closet; he advises her to “Skate On.” Told with irreverent humor, Rollerblader for Jesus first appeared in Gulf Coast Literary Journal.

AINT’ NO COMMIES ‘ROUND HERE

An aging farmer in Tuscumbia, Alabama must learn to love his grown-up nephew, even if the young man is a liberal hippie freak. Ain’t No Commies ‘Round Here is a poignant story about the importance of family relationships in a changing world.

BABY DOG, PEEWEE NED, AND THE DEVIL’S NAKED BUTT

Grief over the death of her parents leads a young woman in Memphis, Tennessee to invite the Devil into her home. A story of humor and longing, Baby Dog first appeared in Hurricane Review.

IT DOES NOT GOOD WHATSOEVER TO STAY BITTER

A former addict in rural Mississippi must decide how to react to her family’s lack of support for her recovery program. It Does No Good Whatsoever to Stay Bitter treats several touchy topicsâ??addiction, family strife, and sexual identityâ??with acerbic humor.

SUPERMAN AT THE MANOR

The son of a retirement home resident in Charlotte, North Carolina arrives at the nursing home’s Happy Hour in his Halloween costume. Using poignant humor, Superman at the Manor explores a son’s rocky relationship with his mother.

A TRIP TO THE LAWYER

A college student in rural Mississippi, confused by the changes happening in her family, turns to a good-looking lawyer for advice. A story of slapstick Southern humor, A Trip to the Lawyer first appeared in RedHot ChickLit Review

THE GIFT OF THE ELEPHANT

In an act of radical hospitality, a man from India offers to repay the kindness of Canton, Mississippi by giving the city an elephant. A story of gentle truths, The Gift of the Elephant was nominated for Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses by Eureka Literary Magazine.

SHOW THE CLOTHES

Can the intervention of a stranger in Memphis, Tennessee keep a disagreement between a model and a luncheon guest from turning into a cat fight? Show the Clothes is an acerbic story of young woman’s daily struggle to make a living.

POCKETBOOK SYNDROME

A vintage clothing seller in small-town Alabama must choose between his professional standards and the love of the young man on whom he has a crush. A biting story of difficult love, Pocketbook Syndrome first appeared in New Madrid Review. Adult Content.

FULL MOON WALK

A fight in a bar on Memphis’s famous Beale Street forces a young woman to change her views on her sister’s childrearing skills. An oddly told tale, Full Moon Walk first appeared in Southern Women’s Review.

SQUIGGLES THE SQUIRREL

A young boy at Lake Minnidaka Resort in rural Mississippi must quickly grow up if he is to protect his mother from an abusive lover who wears a squirrel costume. Squiggles the Squirrel is an unconventional coming-of-age tale that includes a first kiss.

JUST NOW

A confused young woman sorts out her feelings by sitting zen in an Elks Lodge in north Mississippi. A poignant story of coming to terms with sudden death, Just Now first appeared in Memphis Magazine, the winner of its Annual Fiction Contest.



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