Fiction - Social Issues

The Last Suttee

By Madhu Bazaz Wangu

The Last Suttee by Madhu Bazaz Wangu tells the story of Kumud who, at the age of only nine, had to witness the suttee of her aunt. A suttee happens when a wife follows her dead husband onto the pyre and is burned alive. It...

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Ruby Dorn

By Paul Wychor

From the outset, Ruby Dorn has only the problems any other fifteen-year-old girl living in a small Minnesota town in the year 1875 might face: her mother recently died in childbirth, her father has been arrested for burning the crops on their farm that had...

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CITY of NEW$

A Philosophical Journey Continued
By Robert Harrison Woolston

CITY of NEW$ by Robert Harrison Woolston is a profound book which looks at the morals of today's city dwellers and their unending pursuit of material gain above their own morality. We follow Zeph on his four-day vacation to New York City. Zeph has...

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Sally

A Novel
By J. Schlenker

Sally: A Novel is the fictional account of the life of Sally Ann Barnes (1858 - 1969), a black woman born into slavery in Kentucky. Author J. Schlenker met Sally briefly as a child, when Sally was over one hundred years old. Her memory of...

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Blue and Green Should Never be Seen!

Or So Mother Says
By Colette Kebell

Blue and Green Should Never be Seen! Or So Mother Says by Colette Kebell is a story of growing up. Griselda Griswald, or GiGi as she is better known, works hard at helping people to look and feel better in her job as a personal...

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City of Zeph

A Philosophical Journey
By Robert Harrison Woolston

City of Zeph: A Philosophical Journey is an urban fantasy novella written by Robert Harrison Woolston. Zephaniah felt as though he had been jolted by lightning when he first beheld the New York City skyline with all its skyscrapers reaching up to heaven, slender bridges...

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American Hill

The Social Hill Series Vol 3
By Jason Hill

Tony has lost his family, and is fleeing probation from another state. He's doing everything he can to fly under the radar, while attempting to peddle his book, hoping, praying to realise his dream of becoming an author and writing his way into a better...

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All the Ways You Can Face the Sky

By Farlo Ben Truman

If you decide to read All the Ways You Can Face the Sky by Farlo Ben Truman -- and you should -- prepare yourself for a very different journey into literary fiction. Truman’s approach might initially confuse you: it will take a while to figure...

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Mayhem, Murder & Marijuana

The Los Angeles Marijuana War
By Arik Kaplan

Arik Kaplan, the author of Mayhem, Murder, and Marijuana says that his name is a pen name. That is a very good idea. I believe this book is based on true events and real people. Maybe everything didn’t happen exactly like it is portrayed in...

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The Landlord

By Hannah Ross

Allie Morton is living on her own for the first time in her life after proceeding with a divorce from her emotionally abusive husband in The Landlord by Hannah Ross. Arriving at a lakeside cottage which she has agreed to rent sight unseen, Allie is...

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