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Native American Fiction By Grey Eagle Thornton
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A collection of original Native American short stories.
The American By Henry James
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Henry James was an American born author and literary critic of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. He contributed to the criticism of fiction, particularly in his insistence that writers be... More > allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world. He spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans.< Less
The American By Henry James
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Henry James was an American born author and literary critic of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. He contributed to the criticism of fiction, particularly in his insistence that writers be... More > allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world. He spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans.< Less
The American By Henry James
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The American Israelite is a Jewish weekly newspaper published in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1854 as The Israelite and assuming its present name in 1874, it is the longest-running English-language... More > Jewish newspaper still published in the United States.The paper's founder, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, and publisher, Edward Bloch and his Bloch Publishing Company, were both very influential figures in American Jewish life. During the 19th century, The American Israelite became the leading organ for Reform Judaism in America. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Israelite Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The American By Henry James
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The American is Henry James' comic novel about an uncultured but well-meaning young businessman from the USA, who travels to Europe and is amazed by what he finds. An illustrative example of humor... More > in the later part of the 19th century, The American is a character-driven story about a man of commerce named Christopher Newman. Tired of the stresses and strains native to business in the USA, Newman decides to travel to Europe to seek adventure. On arrival, the beauties and sins of the Old World are both a shock and a thrill to the traveller, who despite a mixed reception from the peoples of the European continent remains nevertheless optimistic and driven to discovery. The novel is generally lighthearted in portraying the naivete and optimism of Newman for comic effect. However, Henry James more serious undertone was to illustrate that Americans - despite their lack of refined mannerisms - are essentially an optimistic, honest and driven people with much to offer the wider world.< Less
Pursuing Happiness: Reading American Romance as Political Fiction By Laura Vivanco
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The dominance of popular romance in the US fiction market suggests that its trends and themes may reflect the politics of a significant proportion of the US population. Pursuing Happiness explores... More > some of the choices, beliefs and assumptions which shape the politics of US romance novels. In particular, it focuses on what romances reveal about American attitudes towards work, the West, race, gender, community cohesion, ancestral “roots” and a historical connection (or lack of it) to the land. "Pursuing Happiness explores the ways that popular American romance novels engage such matters as US gender roles, attitudes toward disability, the myth of the frontier, individualism and community, and racial violence and discrimination. A thoughtful study with a refreshingly topical focus.” — Professor William Gleason, Princeton University. "An insightful and entertaining look at the inherent, often invisible, politics that underlie America’s most popular genre of fiction.”— Isobel Carr, romance author< Less
Haitian-American Science Fiction Anthology By Teejay LeCapois
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The secret lives of a group of Haitian men and Haitian women chosen by the Fates to take on the dark and dangerous world of the Supernatural. Dealing with unimaginable forces to protect mankind,... More > that's their destiny. Some run from it. Some embrace it. These are their amazing stories.< Less
Haitian-American Science Fiction Anthology By Teejay LeCapois
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The secret lives of a group of Haitian men and Haitian women chosen by the Fates to take on the dark and dangerous, absolutely fearsome world of the Supernatural. Dealing with unimaginable forces to... More > protect mankind, that's their destiny. Some run from it. Some embrace it. And others are stuck somewhere between Hero, Villain and Bystander. These are their amazing stories.< Less
Real Fiction By Terence Park
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Real Fiction shines a light on a murky world of crime and business, where detectives pit their brains against each other, criminals try to beat the system and no-one is entirely good or evil. Jonny... More > Muse is an OpEd. In Alibi He gets involved in a suicide and his life is changed. In Tornado Alley, fresh from New York, he chases tornadoes and gets an introduction to Indian culture. Ray wakes up in Korlam Heath, beaten and battered. Who’s Ray? That’s me. I live in New Goodshaw, capital of New England and biggest city in world. When I find who left me like that I’m gonna beat the crap outta them. Read my story in Goodshaw City Blues. Lellegheny is febrile with rumours of a local legend, the Ridge Runner and Mr Dimling has decided to go missing. A job for Bernie Doarn, private investigator, in Harjazes At the time of the Crusades, corsairs prowled the Mediterranean. A storm near Malta upturns the lives of three friends in Xewkija, The Central Sea and Adriana.< Less
THE CHANCE SHE TOOK By Urban Fiction
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SPAULDEN PUBLISHING PRESENTS: ....... KOLE BLACK emerges with -The Chance She Took- ...the story of Miss Rayqelle Davis, the step daughter of a Chicago police officer, who grows up in a seriously... More > dysfunctional home and turns to the streets as a means of escape. After some truly bad experiences with thug love, that leave her both emotionally and physically battered, Rayqelle soon grows to understand that fast life and fast love in the hood ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be. That's when she meets Chance, a very handsome and mysterious artist whose love threatens to turn her whole world upside down.< Less

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