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The Salt Hollows by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
My parents divorced. I don't live with my father. I live with my mother and Henry, who likes it when I call him "dad". One summer, my dad visited me secretly. When my mother and Henry found out, they were angry. Then the snow came. I'll never forget that night. Sometimes, people do things—do them out of love—that scrape away their insides, leaving them as nothing but painful containers of salt.
Repeat And Coda by Allie Drain
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by The Bearthology. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Does music always bring harmony, or dissonance? Allie Drain's story follows one student's struggle against her own expectations.
The Walk On (part 2) by Rick Laird
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 31,930. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Stefan Pawlikowski. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The Shawn Tanner saga continues. The Walk On is a three part story about Shawn Tanner. You will watch Shawn grow from boy to man. The reader will walk through the life of Shawn as he discovers his passions and loves.
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
Introducing Happiness by Michael Hammond
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Jordy Lee's hard-luck family is at a breaking point. Jordy is away from home, saving for school, but finds himself framed for a bizarre crime by his boss. His sister Katie is getting ready for college but has a secret that will tear her family apart. Meanwhile, widower Henry Lee is unable to get over the death of his wife. Remarkably, it's at a funeral when the family must decide to find peace.
Proud Americans by Alex Ankrom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The story of two brothers. One who went to war, and the other who stayed home. Chris Reinhart spent his childhood protecting his little brother from bullies, but when Brian joins the Marines, Chris learns that he has to let his brother go and find himself, even if that means letting him go to war. Sacrifice isn't just paid by the soldiers on the battlefield.
The Bass Player by Jim Reilly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The Bass Player is a novella about truth, lies, expectations, disillusionment, exploitation and how a young musician found his voice in spite of all that. Written by a musician but not for musicians, the story weaves its way around fact and fiction, drawing readers into a world where music can set you free but just as easily bring you crashing down.
Dieu est grande by Olivier Klein
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: French. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Dans une République islamique imaginaire, le Timaristan, Elma Kaplan s'apprête à recevoir son diplôme de droit. Ni islamiste, ni opposante, elle vit sans problème sous le régime. Pile à mi-chemin entre Facebook et le Coran, elle fait le bien autour d'elle, en vraie croyante. Dans moins d'une heure, elle connaîtra sa première affectation. Ce qu'elle ignore, c'est que commence la pire journée de sa
A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson
Series: Hope Parish Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.
Sparks in the Wind by Shirley Meier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,310. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013 by Wayne Borean. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Prince Arnziel Kenacyen has a problem. He's pretty sure his brother, the Emperor is trying to kill him.
Jack Baron by Gordon Kessler
Price: Free! Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In this nostalgic romance short story, a teenager growing up in a small town in the late 60's is introduced to love with the tomboy he's grown up with and a bond with a neighborhood tough soon to be drafted. With his life twisting in directions he never saw coming, he finally unlocks a mystery that will forever change his life and leave him with a choice that he may always regret.
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.
Walking That Short Distance, Childhood Enlightenment in the '50s by David Sheppard
Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
I wrote this short story (1987) for a class in creative writing at the University of Colorado. It is the most autobiographical story I've ever told. It's sort of a compilation of events from my own life with some alterations of family composition. I know it's difficult to believe, but I've known kids who were even more naive at eleven than I was. How things have changed in sixty years.
The Thickening Water by Ashley Sandeman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Murder is not what you think. After discovering a barn filled with money four teenage friends are faced with a decision that changes their lives. And so begins a haunting chain of events that tests the limits of their friendship, leading them to kill their school teacher and unearth their village's dark secrets.
Paper Ghosts by Vanessa Deroo
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 2 reviews)
There are stories of love, stories of loss. Stories you wouldn't think are real, and yet they are, of course they are, because the people who lived them are here to tell them. Stories of letting go, stories of moving on. Stories of second chances. Stories of people looking for something.Ghost stories, caught on paper to be real.
All That Remains: a Newtonberg story by David Emprimo
Series: The Newtonberg stories, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,690. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » General
A story of family, friendship, and first love in post-World War II Newtonberg.
Hello, Emptiness by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #8. Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
The sound of breaking glass wakes Colin and brings him downstairs, where he discovers a boy called Joe. Then the boy begins telling the story of what has brought him there that night, and Colin realises how much he has in common with the painfully lost young man and how sometimes we can find help from the least likely person in the least likely of circumstances.
Dear Bette Davis by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Bette Davis ruined my life. Well, Bette Davis and Howard Hawk's 'The Big Sleep'. This is the story of my childhood.