Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

A Song for Julia
By Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 117,540. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life.When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.
Therapeutic Window
By Steve Low
Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A story about a medical family that spans the years from the 1950s to the present. Written from the viewpoint of a son, we witness his and his sibling's life changes as they grapple with the generation gap between themselves and their over bearing father. Other themes explored are romantic and family love, extramarital relationships, medical ethics and hierarchical work relationships.
The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women, and a Life-Changing Day on a River
By Randy Kadish
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.25 star(3.15 from 13 reviews)
When Amanda's mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt. She loses faith in the world, especially when her loving grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. Amanda struggles to find answers, and then on the banks of the Junction River she, along with Shana, her adopted dog, and Vernon, a grieving alcoholic, experience an unexpected, terrifying event that helps her learn to forgive.
Robert's Ride
By Wilson James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Born in a small town in rural Georgia, Robert is placed in a foster home after being orphaned at five. After too long, he is finally one of the lucky ones. He struggles to make sure his new adoptive mother likes him and wants to keep him, in spite of the fact that she really has no idea what to do with a child. Robert desperately tries to figure out to read her and please her. Can it work out?
Know Not Why: A Novel
By Hannah Johnson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
0.75 star(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
Spacecraft
By Benjamin Broke
Price: Free! Words: 76,690. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This is not a book -it’s a scam. It’s the story of Nick, a seventeen year old weed-smoking, acid-eating, suburban nihilist dropout who accidentally stumbles across an idea that is truly revolutionary. In this text you will find arguments against art, money, sobriety, religion, education, and the rule of law.
Slow to Grow
By Lonny Cyrelle
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.
Bewitching Earth
By Lorraine Ray
Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
One Day in Summer
By Garry Grierson
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
Aran is a time-traveller who keeps returning to the same place and time over and over again, dragging his best friend, Navaya, with him. Navaya is getting jaded by the constant trips to the same place, and she has a secret to protect.
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens: A Novel
By Scott William Carter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
"My dad owns a rubber chicken factory." With this zany first line, readers are launched on a surprisingly poignant coming-of-age journey. Part buddy story, part road trip adventure, and part ruminations on the difference between love and infatuation, Carter offers up a vivid portrait of a young man who blunders into a thousand-mile quest to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels.
The Story Trail
By Deborah Weetman
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the gallant world of ball gowns and society parties, a young woman questions her life. Does she really have to succumb to the pressure of expectation or can she soar free, achieving her dreams? An unexpected meeting rocks her world and she carries the effects of this through the passage of time.
The Haunted Igloo
By Bonnie Turner
Series: North Wind Tales: Arctic Trilogy · Children (ages 9-12). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,780. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
For someone afraid of the dark, living in the Arctic is a severe test of courage. Ten-year-old Jean-Paul struggles to hide his fear and adjust to life in the NWT, where he is taunted by a group of Inuit boys because of his lameness caused by a birth defect. Forced imprisonment in a "haunted" igloo proves to be one of the most severe challenges to face Jean-Paul in the harsh Arctic environment.
How to Become Famous in High School
By Christopher F. Mills
Series: The Braithewaite Pentalogy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When innocent dreams and selfish schemes collide and the line between them becomes blurred... When every good thing you've worked for has been turned to dust... Few can stand up under all that... Could you?
The Hands of God
By Gerald M. Weinberg
Series: Women of Power, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
0.75 star(4.63 from 8 reviews)
How Would You Live If You Lost Your Hands? Could you feed yourself? Clean yourself? What about opening a door? How would you dress yourself, or tie your shoes? Would everyone you ever loved consider you a freak? A monster? Pamela Ruka knows the answers to these questions, and more. When she was six years old, she lost her hands in the accident that claimed her mother’s life.
Mannequin: A Short Story
By Susan Helene Gottfried
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Lynne's dad often takes her shopping with him at a high-end men's boutique. Lynne likes to sit at the feet of the mannequin in the window and dream of what he'd be like if he were real. One day, a stranger walks in. For Lynne, nothing will be the same ever again.
Brewskies for the Horses
By Anna Varsi
Price: Free! Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A warm and funny coming of age story about a young woman and her love for horses. April has spent her life with the best of everything but her world is turned upside down. What April finds is her place in the world and the ability to do what she enjoys.
Snow Angel
By Jason Loeffler
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.00 from 1 review)
Making one yourself is just a trifle harder than it looks... Approximately 300 words.
A Chicken in the Outhouse
By Andy Wilkinson
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Opp, Alabama, in 1937, was a boring place in the summer for a ten year old boy. Opp was short for Opportunity, a sad contradiction for a town that never developed beyond a series of small farms and ranches. But it was fertile ground for a kid with imagination and time on his hands, and young Billy Stacy had an abundance of both.
The End of the Circus
By Bernard Fancher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Boy meets girl after dark, at the conclusion of the circus... for a rendezvous both bitter and sweet.
Sugar Town
By Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.