• Read An Excerpt From The Last Devadasi: A Novel

    Read An Excerpt From The Last Devadasi: A Novel0

    Kamala Kumari is more than a Gemini Studio starlet: she’s a classical dancer trained in the age-old line of Devadasis, a caste set in place a thousand years ago when girls were first dedicated in south Indian temples to serve the gods and men. Beautiful, brilliant and proud, Kamala struggles to escape the old ways.

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  • Read An Excerpt From Don’t Let Me Die In Disneyland

    Read An Excerpt From Don’t Let Me Die In Disneyland0

    Don’t Let Me Die in Disneyland by J.A. Marzán is a picaresque, smart, and smartass memoir of Harvard lawyer Eddie Loperena’s Newyorican life in “the country I was offered.” Here is an exclusive excerpt from the novel: I phoned for a Chinese lunch then rolled another sheet into the typewriter. The phone rang. The caller

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  • New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams

    New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams0

    With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi: A Novel by Barbara L. Baer takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras, now known as Chennai. The novel also honors India’s oldest bookstore, Higginbothams, by portraying the establishment in several passages throughout the book. “I view Higginbothams as

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  • Read “Invisible” From Invisible: Stories

    Read “Invisible” From Invisible: Stories0

    The 19 stories in Stephen Spotte’s latest collection, Invisible: Stories, blend elements of make-believe with sharp, systematic observations and insights into the twisted manifestations of life, love, and death. The story “Invisible” from the collection is available to read here in full. Invisible: Stories is available from Open Books Direct and Amazon.   Invisible I

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  • Read An Excerpt From Rosemary In Bloom

    Read An Excerpt From Rosemary In Bloom0

    Inspired by a true story, Rosemary in Bloom by Khristy Reibel explores faith, forgiveness, enduring love against all odds, and the difficult decisions that strong, smart women on the home front had to make during World War II.  Here is an exclusive excerpt from the novel: 1942   Rosemary As the first light crept through

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  • Read An Excerpt From The 13

    Read An Excerpt From The 130

    In this work of historical fiction, 13 Anishinaabe teenagers vow to restore the honor of their band by tracking down and savaging Dakota raiders after a devastating raid on their camp. The 13: Ashi-niswi by Lorin R. Robinson is a parable posing the universal question: “What is the price of honor?”  Here is an exclusive excerpt

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