Fiction - Cultural

Cedar Woman

The Cedar Woman Saga, Book 1
By Debra Shiveley Welch

Cedar Woman: The Cedar Woman Saga, Book 1 is a contemporary cultural fiction novel written by Debra Shiveley Welch. Lena Cedar Woman Young Bear’s parents were married on the day that they met. Peter Spotted Eagle Catcher was leaving the reservation to go to work...

Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik

By Scott Hilton Davis

Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik is a collection of original Yiddish folk stories written by Scott Hilton Davis and illustrated by Amy F. Levine. Davis grew up loving the tales of Sholem Aleichem, I.L. Peretz, Sholem Abramovitsh and Jacob Dinezon, and has devoted his life to...

Back To Sovietsky

By Michael and Danny D'Agostino

If you love comedy that is laced with humor, then the boisterous novel Back to Sovietsky by Michael and Danny D'Agostino will be the best read for you. The authors have masterfully combined elements of humor and adventure in a brilliant kind of way to...

Surfing with Snakes & Dragons

and other Tales of Suburbia
By Roger J. Couture

Surfing with Snakes & Dragons, and other Tales of Suburbia by Roger J. Couture is a collection of eight short stories depicting the way of life (and more) in southern California. From the outside, California is sunny, happy and full of opportunities (and to an...

The Girl of Zen

By Susana Franco

The Girl of Zen by Susana Franco is a most enjoyable read about a woman, Victoria, who visited a monastery in Japan. She endeavored to find herself or find a spiritual path, and planned to visit India later to learn to teach yoga as well....

Aunt Sookie and Me

The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle
By Michael Scott Garvin

Thirteen-year-old Poppy Wainwright’s mother is a drug addict and drunk who roams the United States, leaving Poppy to be raised by her Grandma Lainey in Arkansas. When Lainey dies, Poppy is sent to live with her grandmother’s sister in Savannah. Aunt Sookie is an abrasive...

Joan of Arc

The Conspiracy Theory
By Jacques P. Genicot

Told in an inimitable, ebullient voice, Joan of Arc: The Conspiracy Theory by Jacques P. Genicot is a compelling work that explores the events surrounding the rise to fame of a peasant girl and her ultimate end at the stake. It is the 15th century,...

Veil of Walls

By Patricia Panahi

Veil of Walls by Patricia Panahi is a compelling story that plunges the reader into the heart of Persian culture and norms, exploring social issues and powerful themes like family, the rights of women, and marriage. A ten-year-old girl goes on a one-month vacation to...

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Kurt and Bongo and the Hippies

By Al Gromer Khan

Kurt and Bongo and the Hippies by Al Gromer Khan revolves around three main characters: Kurt (a German), Bongo (an African), and Toby (an Indian). There are other side characters in the story, but they are just that -- side characters. This does not mean...

A Minor Detour

A Millennial's Journey to Pay Off Her Student Loans (Modern Trilogy Book 2)
By LB Lewis

A Minor Detour: A Millennial's Journey to Pay Off Her Student Loans: Modern Trilogy, Book 2 is a literary fiction novel for new adults written by L.B. Lewis. Cristian’s offer of a job and free housing in Madrid seemed the perfect answer to Sierra’s need...