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The Cranberry Hush: A Novel by Ben Monopoli
Price: $5.89 USD. Words: 79,660. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two young men struggle to find their places in the world and in each other's lives after college.
Dandelion Man - The Four Loves by Walter M. J. Kreucher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"As we search for love, we enter tangled webs of life and living. Dandelion Man - the four loves is a novel about relationships throughout the 1960s and 1970s and across generations as many put together the unique stories of their lives and the touches of first love. Enticing with a dedication to a very different era, 'Dandelion Man' is well worth considering for general fiction collections."
Leonardo and Mary-Angel by Carlos Menjivar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,450. Language: American English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Leonardo is a young man after family foundations and role models. When experiencing love, rivalry, and desires, Leonardo puts his philosophy to the test while hanging on to innocence. Written amid the onslaught of the 1980's civil war, Leonardo embodies the stress, uncertainty, and reality dissociation plaguing young souls caught between noble ideals and ethereal hatred searing Salvadoran teens.
Malentendu à Moscou by Simone de Beauvoir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,410. Language: French. Published: January 16, 2013 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » General
Malentendu à Moscou, longue nouvelle écrite en 1965, écartée par Simone de Beauvoir du recueil intitulé La Femme rompue, évoque la crise vécue par un couple vieillissant au cours d’un voyage en U.R.S.S. : déception politique et « malentendu » sentimental s’entrecroisent, nouant histoire individuelle et Histoire collective.
Betty by Douglas T. Vale
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 29. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A depressed high school girl who feels trapped by life tries to kill herself, and fails. Afterward she's forced to learn a lot about herself and the world around her. A short story.
Once, We Were Stolen by Courtney Symons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Once, Violet and Ben Wrigley were stolen. The siblings discover what it takes to find love in desolation, to seek beauty in everyday ugliness, and to battle emotions for a man they struggle to hate. As their time together passes, the Wrigleys learn that their keeper is as much a captive as they are, and wonder if the three of them will ever break free.
Love, Sex and Respect by Jeffrey Rubin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,140. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jeff Star appears to have found the road to respect at his high school, that is, until he enters the realm of the dating scene. There, the clash between love, sex and respect has even led his heroic buddy, “Cool Steve,” into a deep, dark depression. And when a nearby violent gang repeatedly humiliates the local female teenagers, the guys turn to Steve to lead a war council confrontation.
Pocket Piece Cameo by Robert Costelloe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,590. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Can and love Survive a treachery perfectly fashioned to destroy it? Pocket Piece Cameo is a coming of age love story of awakening, betrayal, trial, and ultimate renewal.
Keeping the Family Peace by Charlene Newcomb
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,740. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Deprived of his father’s love and approval growing up, a history scholar must convince his aging father to reveal family secrets. The revelations will either tear them apart or allow him to become the man his father was never able to be.
Five Rows Back: A Short Story by Dan Kolbet
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Melissa doesn't have friends. Her OCD and constant counting has made her an outcast in school. So, when she finds the man who forcefully took away her innocence, she seeks revenge the only way she knows how. Praise for "Five Rows Back" - Top 12 Finish, The Inlander Short Fiction Contest 2012, Theme: The End
Kool Brother Rat by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.
Eat. You'll feel better. by Georgiann Baldino
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
World War II memories define Mrs. Drazner’s life. A loving husband, Henri, helped her live through the mayhem, but now she’s a widow, struggling to get by alone. A school girl living upstairs in Mrs. D’s building faces problems of her own. Bullies make Betsy’s life unbearable, and she contemplates suicide—but then Mrs. D offers Betsy a way to survive.
Rockin' The Bronx by Larry Kirwan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
The Bronx is burning in 1980-82. John Lennon is being stalked, Bobby Sands is dying, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. Sean arrives from Ireland searching for his girlfriend, Mary. He finds a lot more than he's looking for, including Danny McCorley, a hard-hitting, book-loving, construction worker with a shadowy past in the Irish Republican movement and a secret.
Snow Globe (Riverside Tale) by B. P. Crouse
You set the price! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
2100 words. Fletcher Callow has experienced more than his share of misery. He takes solace in detective novels and his personal perspective on Riverside. He desires to be the hero of his story and to kiss the girl in the end. Now the only question is if she is real or a figment.
The Unanswered Dreams of a Dead Man by Kenyon Boltz & Ted Gerencser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Do you remember your first love? An old man and a young gun travel across the country discovering what is important in life with the help of 47 legendary musicians in the background.
Willow by S. L. Marks
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
1974. Two boys from very different backgrounds are brought together under extraordinary circumstances to discover something within themselves that is forbidden. A la Brokeback Mountain.
Basecamp Rail by Nick Peat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,620. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Having just graduated university, Wyatt Meisner embarks on an adventure across Canada bound for Haida Gwaii, on the northwest coast of British Columbia. Accompanied by his two closest friends, Billy Kidd and Malcolm Browne, they realize early on that the only way to do the trip with any poetic justice, is to do it on the train.
Amazed by her Grace, Book III by Janet Walker
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 95,960. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
APRIL 2015 EDITION! For any teacher who’s ever had a student pet comes the story of Grace, the admired P.E. teacher and coach whose wall of fascinating aloofness and privacy begins to fall when she meets the shy, disarming, gifted student athlete Tracy. What the beautiful Miss Grace doesn't want Tracy to find out is that not everything that glitters in Grace's life is gold.