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The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,390. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Edward, a young Minnesotan, is blessed with an abundance of "experience"--first when his mother dies and next when his father shoehorns Edward into a private boys school where he's tortured and groomed. In this comic novel, Edward needs a place in the universe, but he wants an understanding of women. The reader experiences Edward's life from ages 14 to 45.
Getting Sideways by Lisa Nowak
Series: Full Throttle, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,340. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Being sent to live with Race was the best thing that ever happened Cody. Then a speedway wreck nearly ruined everything. A chance to build his own car seems like a great distraction-until Cody realizes he'll have to live up to Race's legendary status. But without his dad's permission, that's the least of his worries. Now he has to keep Race in the dark until he can convince his dad racing's safe.
Wells Without Water by Channing Allen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
A Family Gathering by Gene Cartwright
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 153,200. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A young girl fights great odds. It was 1974—the South. She was 12; he was 16. She was the daughter of a poor black, south Baptist minister. He was a son of the state's wealthiest white family. What happened on a day in May ended her first life. His was unaffected until 14 years of her painful exile; a vicious murder; a display of arrogance and power; an unexpected visitor, and ‘A Family Gathering
Church Group by Michael Brightside
Price: Free! Words: 115,670. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A new home. A new school. A new best mate. Things are going pretty well for Luke Keane. But as teenage kicks veer into the hedonistic world of alcohol, drugs and partying things begin to spiral out of control. So how far is too far? And can you ever really know until it's too late?
Hoodie by Brendon Lancaster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,870. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Ben (aka Hoodie) is a contemporary anti-hero, struggling to retain his integrity in a world of shifting values. His escapades provide a blend of up-to-date realism, dream-like escapism and gritty hard-hitting action, all while navigating a magical mystery tour of his mind.
All The Hippies Are Dead by Keith Henning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Spore Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A coming of age novel like no other. Alex's life was bland, carefree, and safe; working for a medium-sized San Francisco newspaper, until one night it went all wrong. A chance meeting with a girl at a party, a single night of excess, and suddenly Alex's life spiraled out of control. Hooked on heroin and a girl he couldn't shake, Alex battles to find himself and the life he had so quickly lost.
Getting By by Kathleen Buckley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,640. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John, dumpster-diving adolescent loner—and proud of it!—, is appalled when his mother comes home with a baby girl but no formula or diapers. With the help of the only two adults he trusts, John raises his sister, defies his ruthless grandfather, conceals his own inner wolf, goes to school, makes money, inherits money, and fears change. Will he try to embrace it?—and Alexandra, his only friend?
American Fraternity Man by Nathan Holic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Charles Washington, a college grad brimming with energy and idealism and promise, is swept up in the Compassion Boom. At the height of the financial meltdown, he spurns the prescribed job market to take a job with a not-for-profit, sacrificing salary for the selfless mission of his first post-college employer. Charles is out to save the world – the world of fraternities!
I Never Played Catch With My Father by Gene Cartwright
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,300. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The Novel that earned the author an Oprah Show invitation. A Texas-born, billionaire baby-boomer’s life-long love of baseball shapes his adulthood. However, his enormous success fails to erase memories of a childhood missing a "heart and soul" connection with a father near death. In an effort to finally close the “broken circle,” he leaves his beloved New York, and catches “the last train home.
Bitterness (An African Novel from Zambia) by Malama Katulwende
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,190. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Mondial. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » General
This is one of the most realistic and passionate contemporary novels (Julius Chongo Award 2006 for Best Creative Writing) about the life of young people in today's Africa, written by Malama Katulwende, a Zambian poet, novelist, and intellectual. It depicts the political struggle of Zambia's students, and the hope and despair of the book's main character.
Where Wolves Dream by Armand Nassery
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 308,650. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
is a novel that tells a story of Salam, an American-Iraqi man. He sets a sail on a journey in 2003 from Chicago to his homeland in Iraq to seek a closure with his past. He listens to the stories of his friends, the Wolves, as Barrya, a mysterious gypsy woman, tell him what happened to his friends and the people of Balluria over the past 50 years. It is fiction with true stories at the sametime.
Our Lady of the Lowriders by Doug Lambeth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 161,480. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Roger Donnelly's best friend says that Jesus and the Virgin Mary have started talking to him. Jesse Montoya is Roger's all-time best pal, and he swears he's having visions and can work miracles. Roger has stood by Jesse since the first grade, but as time passes and Jesse insists his mysticism is real, Roger reluctantly gets dragged into Jesse's weird world of Catholic dreams and maybe-miracles.
Canis Major by Jay Nichols
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 190,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After seventeen-year-old Russell Whitford confronts and kills a rabid dog, he seeks to prevent the news from reaching the dog's owner, whose hair-trigger temper is well-known in the small town of Riley, Alabama
This Godforsaken Town by Kristin Schuchman
Price: Free! Words: 140,130. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Most people can't imagine that Sheila Auerbach has experienced anything more devastating than the carnage she's witness as a New York Times war correspondent. Though she came from a seemingly quiet, boring Nebraska town, Sheila Auerbach suffered her share of demons in her youth. And now she has to go home to face them all, including the man who changed her life on one godforsaken night.
Beep! Beyond the Frogpond and Back by Stewart Parks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,400. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Plowshare Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
We've all wondered what we would do if we could live our lives over again, knowing what we know now. It's easy to imagine, but the actual result might be far different than we may think, or wish.... Down and out, Bob B. Pilhaus, known to his friends as "Beep" or "BP", makes a deal with a strange woman he meets that he lives to regret—an unforgettable trip through a chilling karmic time-trap.
Caught in the Winds by L. D. Wenzel
Price: Free! Words: 126,110. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Religious, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A new student at an evangelical college comes-of-age by encountering his deepest aspirations. Explore the world of conservative Christianity as Morrie Schiller’s love-life filters through a mix of philosophy and religion. Time was when he only wanted to meet a Christian girl and settle down as an ordinary church-goer. However, the Socratic dictum: Know Thyself seems to be his sacred calling. Enjoy
Forbidden by Toni Williams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 210,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forbidden is set on the French-Creole island of Saint Helen in a society whose past is rooted in the horrors of slavery, and where social status is determined by the colour of your skin. Christian Joseph, a mulatto born out of wedlock, discovers his father has left his plantation to Christian’s mother. This causes controversy and turmoil in the lives of all those associated with the estate.
Carry Me Away by Robb Grindstaff
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,000. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Evolved Publishing presents "Carry Me Away" by Robb Grindstaff. As he did with "Hannah's Voice," Grindstaff has captured the unique voice and soul of girl facing extraordinary circumstances, this one struggling with the almost unthinkable at such a young age - her own mortality. WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2015 -- Best Books in Fiction