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Francois Villon

by Iva Kenaz

They called him many names: outcast, rebel, thief, murderer, but François Villon was mainly a genius of medieval poetry. He was a modern man born in the wrong time and his unique wit keeps on charming people to this day.                                                                                                                                         Set in fifteenth century Paris, this novel centres around Villon's life from his wild student years until his mysterious disappearance at the age of thirty-two.    Part One is told by Villon's best friend, Regnier de Montigny, and describes their last year at the Sorbonne and their first brush with crime. We are introduced to Villon's rebellious sid...

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 439 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Messy Life

by John Schwartz

After the death of his wife Emily, Steven decides to honor her by walking from their Oregon home to Jerusalem where she was born. His life was messy and so is his walk. The word messy not only reflects Steven’s lifestyle but this book’s structure. There is no linear progression. It does not follow the standard novel structure of plot crisis resolution. It is closer to an anthology in many ways, yet the result creates a novel.Steven trudges through an Indian Reservation where spiritual mushrooms create a visit with Lewis and Clark. At one point he enters a vaginal sperm race to trace life’s source of DNA. His memory is swamped with life lessons learned around the world. Having lived and worked in Asia for several decades his memory is flooded with Thai massages and Chairman Mao’s sa...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 297 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Mary's Story: A girl's journey from an Appalachian coal mining town to New York City and back again in the early 1900s.

by Mary Ann LaMantia

After living with her grandmother for the first five years of her life, Mary was sent to live with her mom who was pregnant with her fourth child. It was the 1920s and Vintondale's coal miners were on strike as they tried to unionize with the help of the United Mine Workers Union of America. Food was hard to come by and violence was rampant in this little town isolated in Pennsylvania's Appalachian mountains.At 13, Mary was put on a bus and sent to New York City where a stranger would meet her and help her find a job. It was 1932 and the country was in the grips of the Great Depression. Mary's mom desperately needed the $5.00/month that Mary earned in her first job just to keep her family alive.In 1942, with her mom enduring her sixteenth pregnancy and awaiting the birth of her ninth c...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Biographical
Size: 119 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Dear Mom, I love you very much. Love, Joe

by Joe Brian

When I got word that my mother had died, my life changed forever. I immediately went upstairs to my room and slammed the door shut. I opened up the photo album she gave me before she passed and stared at the pictures of my mom throughout the years. With tears pouring down my hot face, I just gazed at the pictures; images of her as a young woman, images of her older.Thoughts raced through my mind like, “Here she is at 16. She had no clue that she would get cancer several years later and have a horrible death.” And, “Here she is holding me when I was a baby. She had no clue what was in store for her 26 years later.”Suddenly, I screamed and threw the book across the room. “This isn’t fair!” I bellowed. I looked up at the ceiling and screamed at God. “What kind of a sick joke i...

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 209 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Andrew Murray: Destined to Wait: A Biographical Novel

by Olea Nel

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Genre: History, Africa, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 330 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Faith Set Free: A Memoir

by Hall Gemar, Barbara

The wind-swept prairie provided a gentle start to Priscilla's life while her father pastored a tiny church in the early nineteen-sixties. As they descended deeper into the isolation of their religious culture, mental illness shrouded the family's ability to make decisions and threatened to destroy them. Bound by rules and a controlling fear of the outside world, Priscilla faces a terrifying journey. Would she be the first in her family to leave the Emmanuel Circle of Churches or be paralyzed with a lack of courage? Would her faith be intact if she did take the risk and survive? Faith Set Free is the story of growing up in a cult-like church and seeking emancipation twenty-five years later--exploring the real-life challenges of breaking free from oppression in the pursuit of true joy and ho...

Genre: Genre Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical, Family Life
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Where the Hummingbirds Play: The Diamond Cutters

by Anne Veronica Hierholzer Conover

Levi Tazslaar is the son of one of the greatest Diamond Cutters of the twentieth century. His story and the repercussions of the circumstances of his life ripple through three successive generations. Rooted in Jewish Traditions, faithful to professional integrity, and deeply grounded in his love for his family, Levi passes on unique and binding strengths and principals to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren sometimes in the midst of terror and tragedy. A gripping novel that puts family above fortune....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, World Literature, Jewish, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literary Fiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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It's Not About You, Wally: the traveling memoir of a solitary white man

by Kent Elliott

Wallace M. Bradford III keeps a journal as he travels through life and geography. From these memories he tells his story of looking for the right place to be solitary but not alone. Along the journey he finds himself getting away, looking back, going back and driving on ahead. Part One begins in Alberta 1977, reaches back to tell how he got there. Parts Two and Three bring him from that setting closer to the present, still seeking that certain place....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Locked In

by Carly Cilley

Follows the trials, tribulations of a girl suffering from Bipolar Disorder. Find out how Bipolar effects her life, how it came to be, and watch her struggle to gain control of the disease....

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 159 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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MANIC MAN: Tales of a Middle Aged, Irish, Bipolar Warrior

by Richard A. Stephenson

Dedicated to my very patient and loyal fans. Four years and I thought for sure no one cared. Well, they do.And to everyone inside the darkest depths and horrors of their own minds. Mental heath awareness is in short supply.Let’s talk about the cover.Semicolon.The sentence is up in the air. End it? Keep going? Live? Die?The semicolon means the author made their own choice to keep the sentence going. Thoughts continue and grow. Life goes on.Love. Inclusion. Acceptance.This book is dedicated to the victims of suicide, the living and the dead.There is hope. Just grab on to the hand that breaks the fall. Get up, dust yourself off and live one more day above ground.I’ve walked the earth a decade longer than my own father ever did. This book is about him. It is about me. It is about my family...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 116 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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My Good Lady

by Gary Mill

'My Good Lady' is the fifth novel from Gary Mill, an Amazon Kindle chart-topping writer. It is the dramatised account of a true story.
It is 1914. The staid, morally righteous and male-dominated Victorian era has given way to a potentially more liberal Edwardian period. However, women remain second-class citizens and still do not have the vote. Britain’s menfolk have gone to war but the female population must remain behind and keep the home fires burning. After all, the fairer sex don't fight; that is not their role in life. But one iron-willed female doctor from Edinburgh has a very different idea. An idea borne out of political struggle and a steely determination to succeed. Her name is Dr Elsie Maud Inglis.
A founder member of the Suffragist movement in Scotland, Elsie sti...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Biographical, Scottish
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Color of People

by James F. Goffio

Joe Goffio and Sultan Sayed were two completely different people. Joe grew up in Brooklyn the eighth of ten children to hard working parents, while Sultan's parents escaped from Afghanistan to find a new life in America. Joe grew up in the 50's and 60's as where Sultan was still growing in the 90's. Throughout his life Officer Joe Goffio had dealt with poverty, heartache, and losing the closest people to him. Sultan was an eight-year-old boy, full of life, until one day...everything changed. Sometimes two people from different worlds crash into one another to show you the color of who they really are....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 306 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Separate and Parallel: The Tale of Two Sisters

by Beverly Williams

Beverly Park Williams traces back three generations of strong, smart women, revealing a surprising mystery hiding in her family tree. It was the roaring twenties in Cincinnati, Ohio, and women were quickly opening new doors for themselves and seizing every opportunity for advancement. Here, in a city that was changing on a daily basis, Clarissa Doppler fell in love with Sam Disser. Clarissa never had a real childhood. She was forced into a life of servitude instead. To her, Sam represented an opportunity for a real home. Little did she know that Sam’s conniving parents had no plans to make her a part of their household. They kidnapped her oldest daughter and abandoned her with her new baby. Shirley Disser, the baby, never knew her father. Janet Disser, her older sister, never knew her mo...

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Twisting in Headstands and Heavy Drinking

by Justin Zyla

“A strange exploration of the college party scene.”“Captivating and painfully honest.”“A new, unique voice in American literature.”In an unruly Midwest town, Tristan – a college fraternity president – pinballs between failed relationships in an unholy battle with depression. Locked in savage self-abuse at the hands of booze and cigarettes – and surrounded by a collection of part-time degenerates he calls, “Brothers” – Tristan must confront his own inner turmoil, as he searches desperately for some main vein of American life in the swirling backdrop of mental illness.Debut author Justin Zyla brings a unique voice to contemporary literature, carving out a place in New Adult fiction. He comes from a lineage of beat era writers like William S. Burroughs and Hunter S. Th...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical
Size: 169 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Jane Digby's Diary: To Begin, Begin

by C.R. Hurst

Bright, beautiful, and bold, Jane Digby led a remarkable life. Born to privilege in 1807 at Dorset, England, she soon scandalized Europe with her reckless pursuit of of freedom. She sacrificed home, family, and respectability for her passions. Kings, princes, barons, brigands, lords, and sheiks were among her lovers. A gifted artist and musician, as well as a superb horsewoman, she spoke several languages, read widely, wrote eloquently, and embraced all manner of culture and travel.An amusing, thoughtful, and moving work of historical fiction, JANE DIGBY'S DIARY offers a compelling account of the life of a woman who truly lived all for love. Join her on her path to a life well lived.This volume, TO BEGIN, BEGIN, is the first installment of the series, JANE DIGBY'S DIARY. Volume Two, A RE...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Biographical, British
Size: 149 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Prayer for Katrien: A mother and wife, raising her family during troubled political times

by Lee Mandy

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 271 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Devil's Crown

by Keith Miles

The Devil’s Crown sat on three heads and drove them mad.Henry Plantagenet won the crown through conquest and cleverness after he married the beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine.Proud and ambitious, he feared only the wrath of God — and his rebellious sons …When Eleanor turned his children against him, he found himself at war with his own sons.Richard Plantagenet inherited the crown from Henry, but not before he’d tried to kill for it.Eleanor’s favourite son, Richard led the crusades and died childless in battle.Chivalrous and cultured, he led his father’ empire to victory and conquest — and was brought low by his sins of pride and lust …John Plantagenet lost the crown, having waited his entire life for it.Treacherous and wholly ruthless, he could not subdue his rebellious kingdo...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Biographical
Size: 276 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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SOLOMON: A Brief Passage in Time

by ANTONIO HASTINGS

Jerusalem circa 970 BC is on the verge of catastrophe. The king is dying, who is to succeed him? In order to stave off disaster he moves decisively and elevates the promising young Solomon. Guided by the steady, if not cranky, hand of his trusted advisor and spymaster, Mehuman, Solomon sets about building on his father’s legacy. Early in his reign there are glimpses of his brilliance. A brilliance that is tested time and time again, forging the quintessential philosopher king....

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Happy Hour

by Patrice Chaplin

In a place where people dare to be alive, the narrator finds euphoric freedom beyond her dreams — but she also finds that paradise has a very dark side indeed. Happy Hour is the moving and witty account of an English woman who realizes her dream of leaving her life, her secrets, and her private grief behind her to buy into a piece of paradise — Castel, a small town in the Pyrénées, where the quality of light, the magnificence of the scenery and the vibrancy of the Catalan culture have tempted artists and tourists for decades. It is a place of mystery — of darkened doorways defying brilliant sunshine — which entraps every visitor.Yet the Catalan people are notoriously cautious of outsiders — and there are some mysteries that they do not want to be solved, including the myth surr...

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Welcome to the Abyss

by Steve Nahaj

Johan Nivens is an aspiring young filmmaker who has fallen deep into the Abyss following a turbulent break-up in Los Angeles. An inner well of despair which he seeks refuge from by moving back east to live with his father, only to find himself caught in a vicious cycle of boozing at the local pub where he ignites a fiery affair with a mysterious woman.

Despite the sparks, Johan is haunted by his abandoned dreams and decides that it’s time to hit the road and seek concrete answers for his turmoil in an ultimate journey of self discovery. From Hollywood to the high peaks of Colorado, across the Atlantic to the City of Light, his adventure is narrated with humorous anecdotes and wholehearted introspection.

Inspired by author Steve Nahaj’s own wanderings, WELCOME ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 317 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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AN ANGEL WEPT

by ANNE DONLON ACHENBACH

We were tied together with a cloak woven of sadness and our lives forever entwined.Once in a while when the moonlight is strong, and the night quiet, I believe I hear Finn's angel weep, and I remember.all who shared those times with us.It was Hell's Kitchen, New York, a time and place only fools and romantics remember'...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Many Roads

by Greg Dutilly

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Genre: Self-Help, Spiritual, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographical
Size: 273 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Last Chance (The Misadventures of Haole boy Book 1)

by Richard Allen Kapuaala

A prank phone call interpreted as a threat turns out to be a timely warning from an anonymous friend. But, Haole boy learns, it is easier to escape and elude the authorities than it is to change his dangerously self-destructive lifestyle. This prequel to Hotel Amir Kabir is a fictional, introspective and sometimes humorous account of the end of an era of countercultural revolution....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Biographical
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Clarendon Boys: A young boy finds courage amongst the wartorn streets of Dover

by Jane Phillips

The Clarendon Boys have an explosive past: Sam is an ordinary boy living in Dover. His grandfather was an ordinary boy too. But only if you ignore the trouble about the Second World War mine, the train, the crashed aeroplane and the long dark tunnels beneath the Western Heights with all their dangerous secrets ......

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Historical Fiction, Biographical, Coming of Age
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Mental Eclipse: Poetry Collection

by Stjepan Krešimir Kračun

On my journey through my life and my mind, I have faced all possible facets of the human mind, and I can truly say that if I was to tell you what this book is about - it is a journey of the mind in search of freedom, through darkness and through light, a descent into madness and beyond into a consciousness, or better to say lack thereof, that opened my eyes to an experience of life so profound that I cannot even begin to describe it....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical, Metaphysical
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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When the War is Over

by Anja May

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History, Europe, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Nonfiction, Biographical, German
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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The Story: of Love, Loss, and Memories

by Lynda Lahman

A series of phone calls, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, and two lives are forever changed. Follow Shelly as she helps her beloved grandmother, Helen, face the reality of her descent into the disease while handling the increasing demands of her mother and a distant brother. On this journey, Shelly is forced to confront her own memories and fears, leading her to a place where both she and Helen can find acceptance and peace....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Disorders & Diseases, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographical, Family Life
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Fed Up! A Relatable Memoir

by C.P. Henderson

Fed Up chronicles the daily trials and tribulations of a young African-American woman as she navigates through the ins and outs of working for the United States federal government.Full of energy and gusto, the novel takes you on an exploration of her inner thoughts as she deals with some of the government's 'finest.'...

Genre: Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 222 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Fortune Favors the Bold: A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century

by Theodore Modis

She loses both her parents and is left with her younger sister to surviveIt is early 20th century Greece. Theodosia, a teenage girl and her younger sister, lose their parents in Constantinople and are thrown into a massive population exchange between Greece and Turkey.They arrive at a refugee camp in Northern Greece, where their choice is to perish or to use the resources at hand in order to survive.Despite all the difficulties they encounter, the sisters decide not to give up, and fight for a better life.Theodosia’s story carries on throughout a century of war and peace, invasions and political disputes and is peppered with horrific events, likeable characters and a great love story....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Biographical, Women's Fiction
Size: 410 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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My Lady Zane

by Steven Sullivan

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Romance, Historical Romance, Series, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical, Military
Size: 430 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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