Waiting For Spring by R.J. Keller

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Waiting For Spring by R.J. Keller

The Indie Book of the Day for 16th of October, 2012!

Genre: Contemporary, Literary

The pain in Tess Dyer’s heart stems from a lifetime of rejection: by her distant mother, by a string of one-night stands, and by her husband, Jason. He promised to love her forever, yet here she is, divorced and shunned in her own town. She tries everything to dull the pain: sex, work, and endlessly cleaning the house. Finally, in a fit of despair, she abandons the small town of Brookfield, Maine, for an even smaller town, determined to start over with a clean slate. But she can’t run from the demons in her head, and she soon falls back on her old habits, this time with the help of her sexy new neighbor Brian. Though she tells herself he is just a warm body to dull the pain, his kindness has a soothing effect on her bruised heart. But the fear of losing his love is always there, and before long, Tess’s past threatens to destroy her fragile new happiness. Ultimately, she must make a choice: continue drifting through life, or confront the cruel realities of her past and start living. A dramatic departure from contemporary chick-lit, Waiting for Spring is a moving novel about a real woman struggling to find her place in the world.

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  • File Size: 720 KB
  • Print Length: 609 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1935597558
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0045EOLDE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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R. J. Keller lives in central Maine with her husband, their three children, and the family’s cats. She is the author of the novel Waiting For Spring, released by AmazonEncore in May 2011. She co-hosts Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran, an internet talk show that features interviews with authors and publishing professionals. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and currently writes, shoots, and edits episodes of the writer-centric YouTube show, Inside The Writers’ Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She enjoys rooting for the Boston Red Sox and watching other people cook.

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An Uncertain Age by Ulrica Hume

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An Uncertain Age by Ulrica Hume

The Indie Book of the Day for 9th of September 2012!

Genre: Literary Fiction, Religious

Justine’s life is uncertain when she meets Miles Peabody on the Eurostar. She has lost her job, her fiancé, everything except her dream of becoming an artist. Miles Peabody, a retired librarian and beekeeper, has always led a cautious, philosophical life. Now, faced with his mortality, he needs a miracle.

Drawn inexplicably to each other, their relationship is tested when Miles invites Justine to join him on a Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage. But before she can answer, Miles goes missing. Desperate to find him, and nudged by the French police, Justine slips into a dark night of the soul. As her radical search turns inward, she begins to explore her faith (or lack of). The love letters of Abélard and Héloïse play a part—as do fractals, the physics of color, and Saint Teresa of Ávila’s excruciating visions. Also a rare, gnostic book, Secrets of the Epinoia, which is as elusive as its owner.

Helping Justine unravel the mystery of Miles are two women: Gwynneth, a lapsed Anglican, and Dara, a devout Hindu housekeeper (whose intentions Justine prays are good). Their cloistered world is turned upside-down when a charismatic visitor appears with the keys to Miles’s past. Haunted by questions of truth, betrayal, and loss, it seems they are all connected in an unlikely, even mystical way—whether in France or Spain, England, or far-off places around the globe.

An Uncertain Age by Ulrica Hume is a quirky, interfaith novel about astonishing grace, and longing in all its forms.

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  • File Size: 683 KB
  • Print Length: 422 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blue Circle Press (July 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NPLUUS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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Ulrica Hume is an award-winning writer and labyrinth guide. One of her short stories was selected by the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project and broadcast on National Public Radio. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, Poets & Writers Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship, and a runner up in Stand Magazine’s International Short Story Competition in Britain. She is also the author of San Francisco in a Teacup. An Uncertain Age is her debut novel.

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The Year We Finally Solved Everything by Rudolf Kerkhoven

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The Year We Finally Solved Everything by Rudolf Kerkhoven

The Indie Book of the Day for 9th of August 2012!

Genre: Fantasy, Literary Fiction

“Shan Won seems to only exist deep within the dark rumor-crazed underbelly of the internet. But the common thread throughout all this writing is glaringly obvious: people stumble upon Shan Won, espouse its perfection, and never, ever–ever–return.

The global economy is in tatters not because of humanity’s faults but because of its accomplishment. The country of Shan Won, a small island state off the coast of China, has cured all of our ills, and like a black hole, a piercing singularity of perfection, it’s sucking the world dry of its stability and leadership and power.

Human traffickers become overwhelmed with smuggling hordes of North Americans across to Asia for a better life. And for Richard, to whom growing up seems to have solved nothing at all, escape seems to be his only option. But when he become reacquainted with Mia, the girlfriend of his twenties, he’s no longer certain about just what’s the problem and what’s the solution. He only knows that he’s running out of time.

The Year We Finally Solved Everything is a dark, ironic and fast-paced novel (55 000 words) about the sacrifices one makes to achieve perfection.

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  • File Size: 473 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Bowness Books; 2nd edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048EL3IC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled

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Over the last thirteen years, Rudolf Kerkhoven has greatly improved his typing skills. He is now able to type quickly through a rather unorthodox hybrid of the prescribed home-row technique and good old hunt-and-peck. As of the summer of 2011, his estimated WPM (words per minute) is 65, although it appears doubtful that this will improve any further. Rudolf Kerkhoven is pretty impressed with this. That’s more than a word a second.

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