Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

A Child Out Of Alcatraz
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“Searingly original, brutal, unique. Tara Ison is unquestionably an important new voice in American fiction.” —Carolyn See, author of The Handyman “A fascinating and wonderfully evocative first novel about life on Alcatraz – seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on the Rock in the 1950s. A compelling story, richly evoking a time and place.” —Kirkus Reviews
Summer Rain
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 221,040. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John Conner has lost his girlfriend, his job, a scholarship, and has been kicked out of college. Instead of retreating back to his parents’ basement and a life of mediocrity and factory labor, he decides to stay the summer in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana.
Some Lessons In Gaelic
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Amolibros. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When an eleven-year-old English boy arrives in Southern Ireland, walking on his hands and quoting Shakespeare, the natives begin to treat him with suspicion. The town he finds himself in is a small mid-century (1950) maelstrom of snobbery, nationalism, sexual repression and quaint quintessential Irish intolerance, presided over by a clergy, discharging duties of guidance and tutelage.
Dinky's Demise
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
She was fearless and he wanted to be fearless.
Writer Rob Strangle Explains Why Ace Cola Sucks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dunkerron Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forced to defend his position on Ace Cola, ninth-grader Rob Stangle hands off the task to his alter ego, the imaginary author Cliff Stone. Cliff will stop at nothing to get at the truth, barreling headlong toward a confrontation that will shake the foundation of Rob's world, tearing loose on a meta-fictional voyage of discovery into the heart of a strange mystery Rob doesn't dare face alone.
Spinning for Jacks
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 176,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
For Jamie Croydon, the Koorang River is a wild and wondrous sanctuary beyond his parents’ farm. But at the start of summer, the river becomes the scene of a grisly find; something so left-field in Jamie's world that it jolts his outlook and wakes him to a primal mystery. He learns a greater truth hangs in the balance between things seen and unseen … and answers can always be found at the river.
At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there
Die Tiefschläger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,210. Language: German. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Kriminalkomödie über einen Frühpensionisten, den Mann der seinen Job bekommen hat, die Sekretärin und so manche andere...
The Bastard Year
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This debut novel tells the story of a boy’s final year of childhood and a family’s near disintegration. When Zain’s father is fired from the CIA in March of 1980, it creates a tremor that threatens to upend the family’s precarious balance. Zain’s awakening to a world riddled with cracks and his adolescent attempts to mend them are the stuff from which young men, and great stories, are made.
Rory and Tusker
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
It's a story about an unlikely friendship between a lion and an elephant. Destiny tears the two friends apart. This story is about their journey they take to find each other. In the process they discover themselves. This is story about friendship and loyalty. It's about finding the friend that we are all looking for. It's about finding the friend that is hidden in all of us.
The Swimming Away
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meek and Artemis :oR: The Swimming Away, part 1 of the Living Needle trilogy, is the story of a first love that might bring about the apocalypse. Artemis, the rebellious girl in search of significance, finds the rules of the world rewritten when she meets Meek, the quiet & powerful boy who urges Artemis to face the mystery of her dead mother, but their discovery may bring an end to everything.
Growing up Wired
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Price: $3.46 USD. Words: 71,160. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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How will romantic relationships withstand technology's offer of instant gratification? Growing up Wired - technology's dirty secrets - questioned and challenged.
Squirrel Eyes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Alvin Bandy, movie nut and would-be filmmaker, is alone in Hollywood after his girlfriend dumps him. He hatches a drunken plan to course-correct his life: travel to his hometown of Albuquerque to seek out his first girlfriend, Kelli, and do what he never did before: have sex with her. Kelli won't be had so easily, and gives Alvin a challenge that could either be his undoing or his salvation...
What Grows By Moonlight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Oh that Love was always symmetrical, always reciprocated, always came in pairs. Alas it is not always these things, and when it is not it can spawn a most agonizing and enduring pain, that of unrequited Love. What Grows By Moonlight is a short story that tells of one man's struggle to overcome an unrequited love.
What Eats Us
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tiger terrorizes a Stone Age town. Young boys Dori and Git must leap forward centuries in thought and craft a bow and arrow or they'll be eaten next. Brandon, a graffiti artist, trades his cans for money from an art project. Robert, his new tutor, risks his career to give them back. These two tales mingle across centuries, trading dirt for concrete, but end the same -- with a beast and a bow.
Adult World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
On his eighteenth birthday, Brian Hartman takes a job at Adult World, a pornographic specialty store, and over several months before graduating high school not only receives quite an extra-curricular education, but also discovers that not all of the people in his life are who he thought they were - including his own mother.
Slow to Grow
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Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Laced with self deprecating humor and laced with a healthy dose of pathos, the novel, Slow to Grow, follows Lloyd Kulligan as he matures (slowly) over the course of 25 years from a lonely sex starved teenager to a middle aged married man (and still sex starved.
Too Old To Play
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Thirteen year old Danny Tompkins must deal with his mother's death, but on the day of the funeral people keep coming to his house, and seem to be partying. As he retreated to his bedroom, he couldn't understand why those adults behaved as they did, or why his younger cousins just kept playing. So he "hid" and fumed. Years later, the adult Daniel relives those memories, and writes about them.
Pretending Normal
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,400. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A teenage girl struggles with her alcoholic father's humanness and the truths about family, with all of its flaws and weaknesses, as the bond that holds one to another, in love, loyalty, even death. Pretending Normal, fka Lies Imitating Life, was a past quarter finalist in Ray Bradbury’s New Century New Writer Award contest and a past semi-finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest.
La château du prince de Polignac
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: French. Published: March 7, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Fiction » Classics
Nouvelle écrite en 1859 et située au Puy-en-Velay, elle relate les amours tumultueuses de deux amants d’un certain âge. Trollope avait par la force des choses beaucoup voyagé en Europe dans sa jeunesse, ses parents ayant dû s’exiler à Bruxelles pour fuir leurs créditeurs, et il parlait assez couramment plusieurs langues, dont le français.