Today's Featured Books— Literary Fiction and Poetry

Black Seagull by Rinat Klein

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Tamara Atias, a Russian-born single mother and forensic fingerprint expert from Israel, teeters on the brink of unraveling a gripping murder mystery in Russia. With only a single fingerprint as her clue, she embarks on a quest to unearth buried secrets and confront the ghosts that haunt her. Black Seagull goes beyond the typical detective narrative, evolving into a profound family saga spanning generations. Murder is just the beginning. 4.2 stars, 26 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Saving Raine by Marian L. Thomas

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Join Raine Reynolds on an inspiring journey through the turbulent waters of her past as she battles adversity, loss, and the quest for redemption. Saving Raine is an inspirational novel about unwavering resilience and the redemptive power of love. It's a story that reminds us all that even in the darkest of times, hope can be found, and the human spirit can rise above any challenge. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Brooklyn '76 by Anthony Ausiello

Literary Fiction and Poetry

In the heart of Bensonhurst, an Italian American family struggles to survive one explosive day—the Bicentennial. Described as "an impressive debut" by BookLife, Brooklyn ’76 is a family drama set in a working-class neighborhood—and a country—on the brink of transformation. 4.5 stars, 17 rating. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Concerning Intellectual Suicide in The Human Race by Massimo Fantini

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Intellectual suicide corresponds to the more or less conscious decision to switch off the brain and renounce rational thought in favor of attitudes dictated by superstitions, established habits, prejudices, and common places. The effects of irrational choices – made with the brain switched off – can be devastating for oneself and others. Examples range from conformism to religious superstitions, to ideological fundamentalism, tand more. 4.5 stars, 16 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The past may not be done with us. Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after World War II, she discovers what her father never knew—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. Plunged into the treacherous world of Nazi Germany, Anna uncovers a long-buried tangle of family secrets and finds her every belief about right and wrong shattered. "Historical fiction that reads like a memoir." ~Philadelphia Inquirer. 4.2 stars, 1490+ ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /


FREE - Curandero by R. L. Mosz

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Desperate to escape the reality of his terminal illness, Stefan flees to the idyllic town of Acantilado del Mar with his faithful dog, Rebel. But Stefan's plans take an unexpected turn when he meets the alluring and enigmatic Samantha, who offers to care for Rebel after Stefan is gone. Samantha also introduces Stefan to her neighbor, the mysterious Dr. Miguel Calderón, known as "the curandero." Despite Stefan's initial skepticism, he agrees to one last try for a cure. 4.5 stars, 129 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Breaking Point by John Rhodes

Literary Fiction and Poetry

1940, World War II. The Nazis have crushed Europe, and Hitler launches a massive aerial assault with the Luftwaffe against the heavily outnumbered British RAF. The fate of civilization teeters in the balance. The story alternates between Johnnie, a Spitfire pilot, and Eleanor, a brilliant Fighter Command mathematician, confronting danger together. Book 1 of the Breaking Point Series. 4.5 stars, 1670 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Lessons From My Mother's Life by Tam May

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Women in post-war America had it all. They were sold a bill of goods about their purpose in life. Some bought it and some didn’t. This book is about the women who didn’t. Five stories. Five women. Five roads that will lead to self-identity and fulfillment. “Great short stories that really do speak to what women had to face mid-20th century.” 4.0 stars, 21 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - The Other Ones by R. L. Mosz

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Escape to a dilapidated farmhouse and a chance at a new life with Damon Devereaux, a brilliant physicist struggling with a painful disability and an abusive marriage. Damon takes a leap of faith and leaves everything behind in a desperate attempt to start over, but as he battles his demons and tries to rebuild his shattered life, he soon realizes that his journey to redemption will not be easy. Will Damon be able to find the peace and love he deserves, or will he be forever haunted by his past? 4.4 stars, 24 ratings on Goodreads. FREE - SHOP NOW


24 Hour Monologue by Nate Hoil

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Four psychological classics by award-winning poet Nate Hoil have finally been collected into one book. For fans of Anne Sexton, Bukowski, and the surreal imagination of Hunter S. Thompson, transformed into poetic lyricism. This book includes four previously published collections: The Endless Windows of Time (2023), A Message from the Gallery of Excavated Heads (2022), Self Titled (2021), and Bulletproof Motorcycle (2018), all previously released through Secret Restaurant Press. Available in paperback. From $20 SHOP NOW


Madeleine and Jane by Emily Fox Gordon

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Jane and Madeleine are roommates, first in an East Village tenement and later in the luxurious uptown apartment of a mysteriously absent woman. Madeleine and Jane encounter the terrors and excitements that burgeoned in the New York of that era. As the two develop a wary friendship, a self-appointed therapist becomes entangled in their lives. "A sprawling but intimate novel." ~Kirkus Reviews. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Awaken Into Remembrance by Matt Buonocore

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Awaken Into Remembrance is a book of poems and affirmations for the spiritual seeker. Each poem and affirmation is meant to elicit a new vibratory experience to guide the reader toward spiritual growth. We are all called to serve ourselves and then the world. This book is meant to be a message for all who choose the path of service. As our fear disintegrates, we can walk closer to our true nature, and this truth is the constant factor that binds us all together. 4.3 stars, 77 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - Scoria by R May

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Being a fictional anthology of truism. Aphorism collection, sketchbook, reflections light and dark... all of it a gathering of one person's thoughts and musings. It's not that, says the author, not of anyone you'd know. The book's editor thinks otherwise. FREE - SHOP NOW


Hampshire Stories by Joe Giampaolo

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Hampshire Stories by Joe Giampaolo is a stellar collection of short stories!” ~Literary Titan, 2020. An award-winning collection of short stories set in nineteenth-century England, this compilation was written with the greatest attention to historical accuracy and is recommended for readers who enjoy charming love stories and poignant dramas of the Regency and Victorian periods. 4.4 stars, 47 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Weight of Water by W.A. Schwartz

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Rachel and Talia Fontenot are sisters born into poverty in 1960s southeastern Louisiana. Raised together until tragic circumstances separate them, Talia disappears into a life of drugs and petty crime, and Rachel flees to New Orleans. Present day, Talia has been missing for years, and Rachel is living what appears to be a perfect life but secretly struggles with anxiety, drug abuse, and grief. One night, Rachel receives a call and is forced to examine her past choices which takes her on a psychologically arduous journey to save her sister. 4.4 stars, 271 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Arthurian Cycle by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson’s Arthurian Cycle reflects the poet’s most mature work. "Merlin" and "Lancelot" are war poems exploring characters from the Arthurian legends, all rendered as mortals, in flesh and blood. "Tristram" is a poem about love and tells the story of Tristram and Isolt, a love as doomed in life as the inevitability of death. The Arthurian Cycle paperback is available from the publisher via Ingram Spark at 20% off or via retailers at list price. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


In God We Trust by Miriam Pecknpaw

Literary Fiction and Poetry

In today's political world, nothing is considered out of bounds, including sabotaging your opponent. Ruth and Deb try to bring God's blessing to the upcoming election, but not everyone is on board with this idea. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Human Being Human Doing by David C. Russell

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"I loved reading this collection! I found it creative and entertaining." ~Dorene Chombu. Human Being Human Doing is a captivating short story collection of six engaging accounts drawing from Biblical and recent history. Stories detail life experiences of those living through chronic anxiety, genocide, and personal redemption. A question begins each story answered by the protagonist to be pondered by the reader. "This collection would appeal to general readers and those whom ally with a faith practice." ~Pekasho Deka. From $5.98 SHOP NOW

 


War Bonds by Pamela Norsworthy

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A gripping WWII tale with real-life anecdotes. In 1939, as Hitler's Panzers invaded Poland, a nurse named Beryl sent her son to safety in the British countryside. Her husband became a POW, forging a bond with an American pilot. Meanwhile, the husband's interactions with the commandant's wife hold the promise of a new life. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Abroad by Greyson Bryan

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Love and heartbreak interlace this “powerful and moving" coming-of-age story about clashing cultures and complicated relationships. "Supremely readable..." Abroad follows three twentysomethings as they explore new experiences and navigate romantic loves and friendships during the cultural upheaval and sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s. Bittersweet stories for fans of Sally Rooney. 4.1 stars, 66 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Child of Gilead by Douglas Reed

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Take the road less traveled, my son. Always. No exceptions." These are Hannah's words to her child, spoken to reveal the truth of what it takes to live a life of meaning. Most importantly, they are words meant to keep a child away from harm. But when mother and son are visited by an old family friend, his arrival brings with it the potential to uncover dark family secrets always intended to stay hidden. Child of Gilead is an award-winning novel (Booklife Prize in Fiction) and a modern-day parable that seeks to answer, "Do you know me?" From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Private Cummings by Pete McGinty

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"An engaging portrait of two lives filled with human longing and the costs of being different.” ~BlueInk Review. Private Hank Cummings didn’t ask for the fate that befell him during his service in WWll. But when his personal secret was revealed, he recoiled into a life of seclusion and solitude. Thirty years after a chance meeting with an inquisitive thirteen-year-old boy, the two reunite in Hank’s final days. A man and a boy whose lives unexpectedly connect are affected in improbable ways. "Tragedy that morphs into heroism and love, at the end." ~Midwest Book Review. 4.9 stars, 20 ratings. From $7.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Beautiful Little Furies by Laurel Osterkamp

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Jennifer Weiner, Osterkamp's incisive prose and expert plotting will keep the reader turning pages late into the night, but the multi-dimensional and authentic characters will stay with you long after." Beautiful Little Furies is a stunning new novel of redemption, reinvention, and female empowerment. 4.5 stars, 85 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Lost Writer by Mark Kaijim

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Abandoned by his girlfriend, a struggling writer finds himself living out of his car. Desperate to recall the highlights of their relationship, he spends his last bit of money on a trip down memory lane. He visits their favorite bars and restaurants, reading from his notebooks to bring the past back to life. However, as his mind drifts to the early days of falling in love, his current situation takes an alarming turn. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Pelican Trees by Patrick Higgins

Literary Fiction and Poetry

When was the last time you went on a great and daring adventure? Chock full of mystery, suspense, and intrigue, The Pelican Trees will allow each reader to do just that, with each step of a buried treasure hunt carefully orchestrated by a loving grandfather (already in Heaven) trying to rescue his precious granddaughter and the rest of his family from eternal condemnation. 4.6 stars, 600+ ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW