Walt Disney said- “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”. And on the occasion of World Book Day on April 23rd, Amazon Kindle is giving you some treasure to explore for free.
For Indian users, Amazon Kindle is giving access to 10 Kindle e-books for free. These are English language books and written by authors from around the world. You can read the free ebooks on a Kindle and Amazon Fire tablet, or the Kindle app on their smartphones. This free Kindle ebook offer will end at 12:29 pm (IST) on 25 April. Here’s the list-
A Single Swallow
A Single Swallow by Zhang Ling spans across continents and lives, and even delves into death to tell the story of one remarkable woman, Ah Yan, and the three men who loved her in very different and profound ways.
The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan
An emotional and sweeping memoir of love and survival—and of a committed and desperate family uprooted and divided by the violent, changing landscape of Afghanistan in the early 1980s. A heart-stopping memoir of a girl shaken by the brutalities of war and empowered by the will to survive, The Broken Circle brilliantly illustrates that family is not defined by the borders of a country but by the bonds of the heart.
You, Me, and the Colors of Life
You, Me, and the Colors of Life is a moving, hopeful story about the power of love and the power of living a life filled with joy. Faced with challenges from an early age, Janica has learned to celebrate and enjoy every day as a gift. Her life-affirming attitude fascinates Thomas, a shy young man who begins to see the rich colors of life in a whole new light. As she reveals a world he never could have imagined for himself, Thomas falls head over heels for the strong young woman and becomes part of her quirky circle of friends and her loving family.
The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury
From international bestselling author Marc Levy comes a witty and beguiling novel of one woman’s unexpected journey to follow her destiny. Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order – from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it’s been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he’s encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life.
At the End of the Matinee
Classical guitarist Satoshi Makino has toured the world and is at the height of his career when he first lays eyes on journalist Yoko Komine. Their bond forms instantly.
Upon their first meeting, after Makino’s concert in Tokyo, they begin a conversation that will go on for years, with long spells of silence broken by powerful moments of connection. She’s drawn by Makino’s tender music and his sensitivity, and he is intrigued by Yoko’s refinement and intellect. But neither knows enough about love to see it blooming nor has the confidence to make the first move. Will their connection endure, weaving them back together like instruments in a symphony, or will fate lead them apart?
Amora dares explore the way women love each other—the atrophy and healing of the female spirit in response to sexual desire and identity. These thirty-three short stories and poems, crafted with a deliberate delicacy, each capture the candid, private moments of women in love. From an emerging talent comes an exquisite collection of stories exploring the complexity of love between women, each a delicate piece in a mosaic transcending the boundaries of literary romance.
The Son and Heir: A Memoir
What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.
A young girl tells her mother about a passageway in their yard. Down this passageway, it is not cold, there is no danger, and nothing bad can ever happen—and the person she longs for is with her again. The only problem is that, on some days, the passageway is not there. But maybe, together, mother and daughter can find a way to carry that feeling with them always. First published in Argentina, this lovely picture book will tug on the heartstrings of anyone who knows what it means to miss a loved one.
Return to the Enchanted Island
Ietsy Razak was raised to perpetuate the glory of his namesake and expected to be as illuminated as his Great Ancestor. But in the chaos of modernity, his young life is marked only by restlessness, maddening insomnia, and adolescent apathy. When an unexpected tragedy ships him off to a boarding school in France, his trip to the big city is no hero’s journey. Ietsy loses himself in the immediate pleasures of body and mind. Weighed down by his privilege and the legacy of his name, Ietsy struggles to find a foothold. This award-winning retelling of Madagascar’s origin story offers a distinctly twenty-first-century perspective on the country’s place in an ever-more-connected world.
The King of Warsaw
Focusing mainly on the title character, Jakub Szapiro, a charismatic Jewish boxer and mob enforcer, this novel dives into the tense demographic stew of 1937 Warsaw, two years before Nazi Germany invaded. It’s a little-known world of corrupt government officials, Jewish mobsters, rival gangs of Polish fascists, impoverished traditional Jews, S&M brothels, farmers, small tradesmen, Zionists, and much more.