Eye of a Needle

Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories by Cornelia Fick is a gorgeous collection of short and long stories, each suffused with unique literary elements to entertain readers. The author captures the reality of South Africa in vivid detail, in a voice that is clear and absorbing. In “The Beggar,” the reader meets the “homeless [...]
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Swords of Ansgar

Swords of Ansgar is a novella in the Windflower Saga series of novels by Aleksandra Layland. It is short and to the point, only 86 pages, but fans of this series will love it because you get to see major and minor characters from different times in the saga. I like stories set in a [...]
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Polaris

Robert, an old and dying man—older than he realizes—and his intelligent car are driving into Death Valley. He is reminiscing about his wasted life. There is not much else to do except listen to music and view films as the dreary days merge into each other. He orders the car to find a signal from [...]
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The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed

The Fat Man Gets Out Of Bed (Collected Shorter Stories) by Michael Lynes has 13 broad-based literary works for readers. Some are readable and enjoyable, and some might need another angle of perspective to understand them. That said, Lynes’ skill in terms of prose and story lines is undeniable. My Father’s Hands opens the collection, [...]
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Linda Gets Her Groove Thing

If you are looking for a quick read that is engaging, uplifting, yet a bit naughty, then search no further because J.D. Frettier’s delightfully risqué fantasy, Linda Gets Her Groove Thing, is what you are looking for. The pace is fast and the humor is unexpected, racy, and hilarious, while at the same time the [...]
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Southern Patchwork Quilt

Southern Patchwork Quilt is a combined work of prose, poetry, fact and fiction, written by Phyllis F. McManus. With an autobiographical beginning, Phyllis tells of how money was hard to come by in the 1950s. A child’s new dress meant blistered fingers, as the parents needed to pick fruit to earn enough money for such [...]
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S.O.S. Animals And Other Stories

S.O.S. Animals and Other Stories by Fiza Pathan is a collection of 26 short stories which range from parable-like stories backed up by biblical texts, to unusual scenarios which cause the reader to stop and think. Many of the stories involve animals in one way or another, which makes this a book that will appeal [...]
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Feathers and Fireflies

Feathers and Fireflies by Melanie Rodriguez is a young adult fantasy novella centering around seventeen-year-old Rory, as she tries to fulfill her dream of seeing the shapeshifters dance on summer solstice. In the village of Vanora, Rory knows she doesn’t fit in. Having lost both her parents, she now resides with her uncle and cousin. [...]
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Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016

“Everybody has a story” is a well-worn phrase. But how many of us, as we go about our busy lives, ever stop to think about the home life of that disabled boy carrying out groceries or rounding up the emptied shopping carts around the parking lot? Or what would we find if we could read [...]
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Flings With Rings

Flings with Rings: Book One in The Twisted Rings Series by Katerina Sestakova Novotna is a fascinating and mysterious love story revolving around Evelina, who has a collection of five engagement rings. Men find Evelina attractive and her friends think they are attracted to her because they do not know her true nature. Evelina thinks [...]
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