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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Unusual Investigations of Dr. Yao (English Edition)

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    These 5 short stories are about an old Chinese physician from the Ming dynasty. They describe criminal cases, solved by the doctor with intelligence and a good ability to observe, obviously much better than by the authorities. Incidentally, the reader learns something about old China. Names and circumstances of the stories are fictional. Translated from German by the author.
  • Soziotopia

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Der junge Journalist Lukas erlebt als Korrespondent einer westdeutschen Zeitung die ersten Zeichen des Zerfalls des DDR-Regimes. Er verliebt sich in einen Leutnant der NVA und wird Zeuge, dass dieser Teil einer Verschwörung ist: Offiziere der NVA putschen unter Androhung des Gebrauchs einer Atombombe, die sie aus den Lagern der Roten Armee gekapert haben. Sie zwingen die SED zur Übergabe der Macht und beginnen mit Reformen, die zu einem echten, demokratischeren Sozialismus führen sollen. Der Jou... more
  • Die Reiseabenteuer Des Joachim Polsbroekerwould Und Seiner Freunde: Ubersetzt Und Bearbeitet Nach Der Originalausgabe Von 1841 V

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Eine Gruppe junger niederländischer Männer reist mit Dampfschiff, Postkutschen und teilweise zu Fuß entlang des Rheins durch Deutschland und die Schweiz bis nach Mailand und wieder zurück. Dabei machen sie allerlei Bekanntschaften mit Landsleuten, aber auch Deutschen, Engländern und Franzosen und erleben manche lustige, aber auch dramatische und seltsame Abenteuer. Die Geschichte schildert sehr farbig das Leben in den dreißiger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts und wir erleben die Anfänge des modernen... more
  • Die Heimliche Liebe Der Friedensboten Zu Münster

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Ein junger Jesuit kommt als Mitarbeiter des Bischofs Chigi zu den Friedensverhandlungen in Münster, die den dreißigjährigen Krieg in Deutschland und den achtzigjährigen Krieg in den Niederlanden beenden sollen. Er steht wegen seiner kritischen Haltung zur Religion und weil er sich zu Männern hingezogen fühlt im Widerspruch zu seiner Kirche und der Gesellschaft. Während der Verhandlungen in Münster begegnet er einem Mitglied der niederländischen Delegation, einem jungen Juristen aus Nimwegen. Nac... more
  • Die Ungewoehnlichen Untersuchungen Des Doktor Yao

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    9 Erzählungen, die in der Zeit der Ming Dynastie im alten China spielen. Protagonist ist ein Arzt der traditionellen chinesischen Medizin, der aber in vieler Hinsicht nicht konventionell denkt, sondern im Rahmen seiner Zeit ein freier Geist ist und seinen Weg entsprechend seiner persönlichen Philosophie geht. Die erste Geschichte ereignet sich am kaiserlichen Hof in Peking. Im Rahmen seiner Tätigkeit als Arzt für die weiblichen Angehörigen des Hofs klärt Yao den Mord an einer kaiserlichen Nebenf... more
  • 'Bittersweet'

    by p.d.r. lindsay
    In the British army of 1872, corrupt young officers play games of a different kind. Their favourite is to rape young society women in their homes. The rogues make a competition out of it. The more girls the regiment savages the greater their merriment and cheers for the winning regiment. But the victims go through hell. They can't tell anyone, not even their mothers and suffer the social shame. Their families suffer too. Banker Bryce Ackerman loses the love of his life because she is now preg... more
  • Tizzie

    by p.d.r. lindsay
    Families support and aid each other don’t they? Especially in the Yorkshire Dales, in 1887. Life can be hard but gentle, kindly Tizzie has loving help from her brother, Jack, his Scottish wife, Maggie, their three sons and one daughter, Agnes. She is happy to work herself down to skin and bones as a dairymaid for them. But though an expert in complex dairy work she is no expert at spotting the conniving plans her loving family use to enslave her. Tizzie’s one dream is to see that young Agnes wi... more
  • For No Reason

    by Kathleen Gauer

    Jamie Higgins has a problem. The new boy in her class, Brad Lugsley, keeps picking on her...FOR NO REASON! Can Jamie solve this problem without getting into trouble? And will she make a new friend in the process? Find out in this animated, heart-warming tale that will delight young readers with its colourful, realistic characters. At the end of the book, there are creative activities to engage readers and get them thinking about their own experiences and how they might handle a bullying situa... more

  • The Acorn Stories

    by Duane Simolke

    Visit the West Texas town of Acorn! Enjoy the German festival, a high school football game, homemade apple pie from the Turner Street Café, and the cool shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree. Meet dedicated teachers, unusual artists, shrewd business owners, closeted gays, and concerned neighbors. See how lives become intertwined in moments of humor or tragedy. Just be careful, because in Acorn, the sky is always falling!

    From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of qui... more

  • Wipeout the Wave

    by William Baldwin
    Watch out... Here comes Wipeout The Wave! Wipeout wonders why he’s so different from all the other waves on the beach. Lonely and sad, Wipeout decides to travel the Seven Seas looking for waves like him. He nearly gives up hope until he makes a new friend, Surfer Steve, in the North Pacific. Together they travel for a meeting with the Wave Council of the Seven Seas where Wipeout discovers the reassuring answer he’s been searching for.
  • Ship Rats

    by Rhian Waller
    Ship Rats follows the adventures of three sisters who accidentally stow away on a trading ship bound for Jamaica. They must use their wits to survive storms, sailors and the sinister leader of the ship rats. This is a 118 page adventure story for ages five to eight (or for older people with an imagination!). It is available now on Amazon Kindle, through Amazon.com, on Lulu.com as a print and e-version and on Smashwords.com. Prices will vary according to the format. It is also available di... more
  • Korsakoff Blight

    by Eddie Wright

    What do a troubled writer, a clueless private eye, a dead guy, and a kid who’s perpetually doing battle with a psychotic murderer have in common? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. In KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, these four characters explore the origins of fiction, storytelling, and creativity in a strange, yet deceptively simple setting that echoes the work of Philip K. Dick, Franz Kafka, and Charlie Kaufman.

    Korsakoff Blight is a writer. So was his father, whose name was also Korsakoff Blig... more

  • Where I'm Crawling From and other stories

    by Wayne Greenwell
    IN A WORLD WHERE… Fear of terrorism is used to manipulate everybody—by everybody, including plumbers, poets, waitresses. Genetically-modified corn has obliterated human orgasms—unless you hire the "feel agent" for the in-bedroom cure. Two blacks, a young graffiti tagger and old caddy master, fight racism—between them. A Zen master and his students—all striving for "ego death"—have their identities stolen via the gift shop computer. Smitten Albert Einstein, desperate to provide a p... more
  • Walk

    by James Whyle
    It started at Lambasi in northern Pondoland and it ended not far from what is now known as Port Elizabeth. It is a hike that every South African should have the privilege of taking. For the survivors of the Grosvenor, as they clambered onto the rocks in 1792, they might as well have crash landed on Mars. Walk takes the reader, step by step, day by day, on the castaway's horrific journey. While indisputably fiction, it steers a good deal closer to the historical truth than most nonfiction fou... more
  • Amazing You!: A Celebration of Individuality

    by Connie Goyette Crawley
    What happens when an elephant, a zebra, and a giraffe all decide that they want to change the way they look? In this delightful celebration of individuality, Jenna and the animals of the African jungle & savanna discover that they’re amazing just the way they are! Gorgeous illustrations, appealing characters and engaging rhymes will leave children and adults wanting to read this uplifting tale again and again. Printable coloring sheets available from the author’s website! conniecrawley.com
  • Teachings of a Shaman

    by Corey Stultz

    TEACHINGS OF A SHAMAN:

    A coming-of-age story chock-full of humor, adventure, and magical realism.

    When Dwayne Rader gets caught stealing to support his heroin habit, a judge mandates he complete a drug treatment program in Arizona, but on his second day there, he's accidentally knocked unconscious and abandoned by his group in the middle of the desert!

    When he comes to, sheer terror floods through his body!  He has no food, no water, and no idea where he is.  A... more

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