Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Il Punto più Vicino al Cielo
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Price: $3.87 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: Italian. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Marcello Mastroianni, in una intervista televisiva ad Enzo Biagi, avvenuta un paio d’anni prima della morte, alla domanda “Quale film vorrebbe interpretare” rispose che avrebbe voluto interpretare Tarzan. Un vecchio Tarzan nel mondo di oggi. E questo, per puro caso, è proprio il “leitmotiv” del romanzo “Il punto più vicino al cielo”.
Training Wheels
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the wild summer of 1974, fifteen year old Kevin Copeland falls madly in love with the wrong girl at the worst time. His dream girl is a stunning knockout, but she’s also the bold and seductive daughter of the threatening, other woman in his father’s life. Kevin’s journey into first love becomes a perilous adventure that forces both families to face the realities of their misguided decisions.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world)
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 140,330. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.
The Magic Swing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the perch of a magic swing a boy can see anything he wants to see. One wonderful summer Ricky’s father installed a swing in the back yard. There was magic in that swing. Ricky found he could see marvelous things as he soared on its wings.
Must I Weep for the Dancing Bear, and Other Stories
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
These stories by Louis Phillips reinforce his reputation throughout his dozens of books of being imaginative, incisive, and entertaining. The voice here is that of a young man who is learning about life and about work. Phillips captures these formative years brilliantly, creating a coming-of-age collection of stories that will take you back to your own youth.
Paradise Squandered
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Paradise Squandered is the story of Andrew Banks, a recent graduate of Puget Sound Prep and quite possibly the most directionless member of his graduating class. Andrew returns home from a graduation trip to Hawaii and resigns himself to going through the motions of his own life, until he overhears the disturbing truth of his father's death and instantly decides to leave home forever.
Nocturne
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Nocturne reveals a girl’s coming of age during 1888-89 in Georgetown, D.C. The remembrances of Amelia Prescott are heightened by a sharp wit and telling details that chronicle this year in her life. Abandoned by her parents, Amelia is saved from despair by the loving hand of her aunt. When that hand dies before her eyes, she struggles to prevail over her pain through the art of music.
Just Remember to Breathe
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Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,210. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alex's life is following a script. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. Dylan returns from Afghanistan injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag her into the mess of his life. When Dylan and Alex encounter reunite, they have to make new rules to keep from killing each other. The first rule is to never talk about how they fell in love.
Grown Fast and Hard
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.
Smoke Damage
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Smoke Damage is a work of narrative nonfiction whose heroine, a young mother raising children in a post-9/11 world, recounts growing up in circumstances where all that was stable and familiar change drastically, but in ways closer to home. When one parent retreats into chronic illness and alcoholism, the other takes on a secret lifestyle, leaving the narrator to cope with issues beyond her age
Dreaming
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jack is close to death and has a final message that he would like to deliver to his grandson, Ted. It's a message about being a man, what it means, and how he himself took the hard road to learning that being a man isn't everything you are taught to believe it is. Sometimes it's as simple as following a dream.
The Accidental Siren
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Price: Free! Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
Three Nights Everywhere
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
With the backpacking trip of a lifetime winding down, Ulrike finds herself desperate to avoid a return home to reality. Fate intervenes in the form of The Guide, who offers a package deal too good to be true: the chance to keep going, all the way to Everywhere. Ulrike's only concern is whether choosing a life on the trail will feel worth The Guide's commission to be paid in the end.
Woodsmen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this woodland tale by the author of The Mighty Roman and Trips `n’ Trials of a Down, Beat Dad, an estranged father and his fifteen–year–old son take to the woods.
Hide and Seek: A Short Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
One winter's night two young girls venture out into a snowy neighborhood to play a game of hide and seek. Only one will return home safely. But which will it be? From the author of the bestselling novella The Sickroom comes a dark story about the weight of loss the importance of friendship and the courage of letting go.
A conversation with God-Unlocking the Truth
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
“You are a soul & Your Father is Supreme Soul. Now He has come on Earth-To destroy this old age & to lay the foundation of a new Golden age.”  
San Fran '60s: San Francisco and the Birth of the Hippies
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
San Francisco in the Sixties, the Summer of Love, the birth of the hippies, experience it for yourself in San Fran 60s, a collection of autobiographical short stories. This is the first time a participant has used the devices of literary fiction to put you there, living it. LSD and free love, Haight-Ashbury and the Hell’s Angels, the Hip and the Straight, it’s all here.
Sunshine
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Price: $1.09 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012 by Fiction Lake. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ozone depletion has made the sun deadly. Society has changed to adapt to the danger, living nocturnally. Amanda is a teenage girl dealing with life on this scorched world. She will soon be evacuated from her home and transported to a new country, where the days will be shorter. She's plagued by the horrid possibility that the only man she's ever loved will not be able to go with her.
More Full of Weeping
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the grimy streets of 1920s Glasgow to the peat fires of the Outer Hebrides during the Great Depression, More Full of Weeping is the story of a boy called Hugh, a happy orphan who, in time, is taken in as a foster child on a Gaelic-speaking island off the Scottish coast. There he faces enemies, gains allies, and ultimately solves the mystery of his own parentage.
The Apple Tree Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ever heard the legend of the Apple Tree Man? Leave him the last apple of the season or else next year's crop will go bad. In this short story, the legend turns sinister when a group of friends get even with old man Hench. Years later, still full of regret over what transpired that night so long ago, the friendsbegin to die one by one. Coincidence? Or has the Apple Tree Man come to exact revenge?