African Myths and Legends by Dianne Stewart Requirements: .ePUB reader, 60 MB Overview: African Myths and Legends is a spellbinding, fascinating collection of myths and legends to enliven the imagination of young readers. No-one is entirely sure whether these legends are fact or fiction, but that is where the magic lies! Each story is accompanied by snippets of information highlighted by the story. Vividly told and illustrated, the book sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on – often by word of mouth – from generation to generation. Illustrated in magnificent colour by Gina Daniel and Angus McBride, African Myths and Legends weaves fantasy and magic, and is also informative and educated. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Trickster by John Smelcer Requirements: .ePUB reader, 20 MB Overview: This is a collection of stories from the Ahtna Indians of Alaska, collected and retold by tribe member John Smelcer. Numerous illustrations by Larry Vienneau accompany the stories and numerous pictures of the Ahtna Indians and the storytellers are also included. The book’s Foreword is by Gary Snyder. Each story is introduced by John Smelcer. A comprehensive bibliography of works on Alaskan mythology and folklore is included at the end. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Son of Zeus-Ammon by Mark G. McLaughlin (Throne of Darius 4) Requirements: .MOBI reader, 3.1mb Overview: Son of Zeus-Ammon is the fourth book in the series which began with Throne of Darius: A Captain of Thebes. It continues the story of the Greek and Persian men and women – and one woman in particular, a Princess of Persia – to whom Alexander was anything but “great.” From the bloody siege lines of Gaza to the lavish palaces of Memphis, and from the holiest of holies in Jerusalem to the mysterious oracle at the oasis of Siwa , this is the continuing saga not of those who worshipped the young world conqueror – but of those who stood against him, Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Catch 22 #01) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.0MB Overview: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.
Joseph Heller’s hilarious and tragic satire on military madness was adapted into a film in 1970. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film starred Alan Arkin as Yossarian and featured Art Garfunkel, Jon Voight, Martin Sheen and Orson Welles. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.1 MB | Retail Overview:This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.
Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.
Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.
This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Herulian (The Thrice Named Man #10) by Hector Miller Requirements: .MOBI reader, 378kb Overview: The year is 260 AD and the Roman Empire has fallen into chaos. It will take a man with iron in his veins to set things right and accomplish the impossible. From a humble upbringing, a boy emerges who is destined to change history. This is the story of Lucius Domitius Aurelianus. Part X: Herulian To fulfil his vow to the Issedonian king, Cai ventures east. Bound by honour, Lucius and his friends travel by his side. Even though the ancient trade routes are fraught with danger, it is nothing compared to the machinations of the warlords of Serica. When Cai reveals a secret, it becomes evident that the future of Rome is intertwined with the fate of the Empire of the East. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
The Fire of the Fallen (The Light of the North Saga Book 2) by James C Duncan Requirements: .MOBI reader, 3.0mb Overview: The second volume In J. C. Duncan’s breakout Norse saga series
Alternate history – 1117 AD. The first Crusade has torn its way through Denmark, bringing fire and the sword to all who refuse to submit to the soldiers of Christendom. The lords of the west stand astride the ruins of Jutland and turn their eyes eastward across the cold sea, to the homeland of the Aesir themselves.
Ordulf faces the consequences of capture by a Norse warband. Taken to their capital in slavery, he now serves the enemies of the cross, making the very weapons they carry against his people. He faces a terrible choice; to accept his fate, or be destroyed by it.
Reeling from the loss of three kings and a kingdom, the Norse gather in the home of their gods to choose a new ruler and prepare to meet the coming storm. The great host of the crusade will march again, and the people of the North will meet them with steel and shields and the death cries of their heroes. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
This Is Not Civilization by Robert Rosenberg Requirements: .ePUB reader, 576kb Overview: With captivating insight, realism, and humor, this stunning debut novel tells the parallel stories of two native villages, each facing cultural extinction. It’s the end of the twentieth century, and in the towering mountains of post-Soviet Central Asia, Anarbek Tashtanaliev is single-handedly providing for his small village in the face of a collapsed economy. But the cheese factory he manages no longer produces any cheese, and his favorite daughter has been stolen in an ancient nomadic courting ritual. When he is ruthlessly blackmailed, Anarbek finds himself at a crossroads between the traditional past and the uncertain future. He stands to lose everything he loves.
Half a world away, in the high canyons of Arizona, Adam Dale is a young Apache basketball star and the future hope of his tribe. He struggles to keep his family together amid the pressures of reservation poverty and the corrupt rule of his increasingly bull-headed father, the tribal councilman.
Anarbek and Adam seek out the one person they think will be the solution to all their problems: a peripatetic American aid worker who’d once volunteered in both of their villages. Now working as a refugee resettlement officer in Istanbul, Jeff Hartig must suddenly play host to first one, then both of these men from his past. Soon, Anarbek’s disgraced daughter joins them and the unlikely foursome find themselves sharing an apartment in the magical, sprawling city. Equally fascinated and perplexed by one another, they discover hope, then friendship, then love, unaware that they will soon face one of the most disastrous earthquakes of the century. Yet it is only in traveling so far, and surviving so much, that each person realizes his or her own capacity to endure.
Sweeping, compassionate, and deeply moving, this novel celebrates the power of human connection in a largely unsettled world. Robert Rosenberg is an original and important new voice in contemporary fiction. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics Literature
The Greatest Christmas Stories Of All Time by Various Requirements: .ePUB reader, 353 KB Overview: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Contents: A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) A Kidnapped Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage The Mistletoe Bough Not if I Know It The Two Generals The Princess and the Goblin & The Princess and Curdie (George MacDonald) Thurlow’s Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) A Little Book of Christmas Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas (Mary E. Wilkins Freeman) Little Girl’s Christmas (Winnifred Lincoln) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood (Robinson Perrault) The Blue Bird (Madame d’Aulnoy) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) Turkeys Turning the Tables The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express The Pumpkin Glory Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (Edward Everett Hale) A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Clement Moore) Christmas (Zona Gale) Christmas With Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Christmas Roses (Anne Douglas Sedgwick) Christmas Stories (Edward Berens) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) Brothers Grimm: The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White Hans Christian Andersen: The Fir Tree The Little Match Girl The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Snow Queen Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol The Chimes A Christmas Tree Nobody’s Story The Haunted Man
Dickens’ Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell Requirements: .ePUB reader, 22.6 MB Overview: Not to be confused with Dicken’s well known Christmas Tales (A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man) this eBook presents a collection of 20 short stories, published in the Christmas edition of Dickens’ weekly magazines "Household Words" and its successor, "All the Year Round", between the years 1850 and 1867. Charles Dickens was the publisher and editor of, and a major contributor to these magazines. He often invited other authors to contribute with stories or to write stories in collaboration with himself. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Content: – A Christmas Tree – What Christmas Is As We Grow Older – The Poor Relation’s Story – The Child’s Story – The Schoolboy’s Story – Nobody’s Story – The Seven Poor Travellers – The Holly-Tree – The Wreck of the Golden Mary – The Perils of Certain English Prisoners – Going Into Society – The Haunted House – A Message From the Sea – Tom Tiddle’s Ground – Somebody’s Luggage – Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings – Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy – Doctor Marigold – Mugby Junction – No Thoroughfare