Free literary fiction Kindle books for 04 Jan 19

The Trenton Legacy: (Maggie Trenton Thriller Series Book 1)

by Dale Ripley

When a college professor is murdered on his fishing boat, his estranged granddaughter, Maggie, races to uncover the deadly secrets he’d been protecting.

Her journey leads her on a breadcrumb trail across the country in a desperate cloak-and-dagger search for her grandfather’s final research notes.

Maggie soon discovers that there are others joining the chase who have little regard for human life and who will stop at nothing to prevent Maggie from getting to the research first.

As Maggie mourns the loss of her grandfather, she must fend off the ruthless thugs sent to eliminate her. How will she find the covert research in time and escape her own death?

Highly addictive and action-packed, The Trenton Legacy is a fast-paced, suspense thriller you’ll want to share with friends.

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Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook

by Kelly I. Hitchcock

Twelve women, twelve tattoos, and a narrative thread that weaves them all together, Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook is a collection of stories that answers that lingering question in the back of your mind when you see an inked woman: what does your tattoo mean (or perhaps – what were you thinking)? From a parent’s suicide to the birth of an unlikely child, the stories behind why women tattoo themselves are literally worn on (and sometimes under) their sleeves, and retold on these pages.

Complete with artwork from the original tattoo artists and a foreword by Dr. Marta Vicente, one of academia’s foremost voices in Women’s Studies, this series of literary vignettes celebrates real, everyday women and their tattoos that, while they may seem insignificant at the time, are a symbol of the larger struggles and triumphs that make them who they are. These stories explore the idea of tattoos bringing together women from different worlds, and teaching them how these worlds might not be as far apart as they think.



Drying Out Above the Wet Shelter and Other Stories

by Kickapoo Edwards

A couple of long stories: one about a person’s stay in a detox unit, and another about a character living on the streets of a city. There is one story about youth and celebration, and another about a time years after the youth is gone and the parties are over. There is a story about two men and one kiss, and another about what one drunk will do for his next drink.



Hineni

by Shivranjana Rathore

In a jugalbandi exchange of verse and prose, Hineni (Hebrew for ‘here I am’) is an attempt to table a conversation on emotional health, specifically on emotionally abusive parenting-how it affects the child’s view of the self, her navigation through the world while questioning her identity (or the lack of it), and the eventual fight to break out of the shackles of the mind of the abused and find herself.The book chronicles the internal and external dialogues of Zee, the only child of emotionally unavailable Mr X and abusive Ms Y, who are tied together in marriage, much to their own wonder. Zee’s life flows in an â??inside-outside’ format where the â??outside world’ is in her voice as she walks through the world, interacting with the it, in silence. The â??inside world’ is in the form of a dialogue between two alter egos that Zee possesses, in the form of two choices that she has early on in life – to either succumb to the emotionally defunct system, morphing her identity according to the parent’s emotional reality (as represented by Sombre); or to live the same life with a sense of lightness that overcomes everything while maintaining a breezy approach to everything (represented by Levity). Through poetry broken by prose and narration, Zee’s story speaks of the fallacies of the system of marriage, identity, emotional health and abuse, loneliness, and the resilience of the human spirit. The book closes with Zee breaking out of patterns of abuse and embarking on the path to find herself.



Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma (Prazer de Ler) (Portuguese Edition)

by Lima Barreto

Sátira impiedosa do Brasil oficial, Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma narra o destino tragicômico de um nacionalista ingênuo e idealista, completamente alucinado pela ideia de fazer do Brasil um país grandioso. Para isso, ele bola estratégias amalucadas, prega o retorno do tupi-guarani e insiste em redigir documentos oficiais nessa língua. Com uma narrativa leve e cômica, recheada de críticas a vários aspectos da sociedade, a obra faz uma descrição política do Brasil da Primeira República, enfocando fatos históricos do governo de Floriano (1891 – 1894), e traça um rico painel social e humano dos subúrbios cariocas na virada do século. Considerado expoente do Pré-Modernismo brasileiro, Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma é uma história farsesca e extremamente divertida.



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