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Too Old To Play by David Todd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: 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.
More Full of Weeping by Susan Delaney
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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.
Ordinary Boy by Stacey Longo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,090. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
My name is Curtis Price. Until my extraordinary death, I live an ordinary life in the poor side of town in Osprey Falls, Maine, with my mother and older sister. I am the boy that nobody sees, ignored in the shadows of the hallway. I am the kid that is picked last in gym. I am the student that is never called on in class to answer the question, and, after a while, I stop bothering to raise my hand.
Shaking the Tree by Keith R. Rees
Price: Free! Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Shaking the Tree is the comical, yet dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young boy, Nicholas Havens, who makes a life-long friend in a straight-talking African American laborer named Sooter, while growing up in the hard life of a rural farming community.
A Touch of Rural Justice -- another Illinois Love Story by Paul Schoaff
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(1.00 from 1 review)
MJ and Eddie return to Twin Beeches ready to start a new life. When the stripmining company decides to wipe out Twin Beeches so their processing plant can be seen from Peoria, Martha goes to work and convinces Eddie to sabotage the mine to get them to reconsider. His schemes are brilliant and effective, but the town thinks MJ & Eddie might need a 'Touch of Rural Justice' to set them straight.
Gulabi by Pankaj Suneja
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
The fictitious storyline revolving around two characters Monty (the psychotic part) and Virginia (the non psychotic part). The boundary between the two is permeable. Monty conjures up ‘Gulabi’, following his abrupt separation from his long time partner, while Virginia, having suffered from a personal loss sets out to follow her lifelong aspiration to travel the world.
Kaos Duası by Ili Piskale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,200. Language: Turkish. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Akıl karıştıran, sürrealist, yeni anlatım teknikleriyle yazılmış, kalabalık tarafından asla okunmaması gereken felsefi bir roman.
The Young Mike Adams by Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Karaoke. Brightly colored shirts. "I Voted" stickers. Prank wars and scavenger hunts. These defined the young lives of Mike and David. They were students like any others: they rushed a fraternity, went to parties, and sometimes even went to class. But after making a difficult choice, only one could go on to become a U.S. Senator. Find out how in this collection of short stories.
Stick Man by Richard Rossi
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"The best coming-of-age novel since 'Catcher In the Rye'..." (Literary Review Journal) ***** "5 Stars Out of 5! Rossi writes from the subconsious, capturing the angst of youth in his masterful tale of a boy's finding and facing the truth about religion and his relationship with his first love. Rossi's controversial roman à clef novel is the best book I've read this year..." (Hollywood Times)
Scared of My Own Shadow by Dan Beatty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Lowell Hyde battles many obstacles in his young life: a brain injury, debilitating fears, loneliness—but most of all, extreme survivor guilt. It should have been him, not his mother, who died on the day of his birth. Lowell knows this… And his father won’t let him forget. Despite all this, Lowell is determined to create a lasting legacy that honors his beloved mother.
Heart on a String by Susan Soares
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,130. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After a great loss, a girl realizes the value of letting someone in and not letting her grief destroy her, but after lying about her past, how will she face up to it?
By Any Other Name by Jeannie Meekins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 199,760. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
For as long as he can remember, Declan has loved his father, Michael. He has also been aware of the strange... something... between his father and the powerful Mr Cantala. A story of love, hate, life and death in the turbulent relationship between a boy and his father ‘An enchanting story of growing up and facing truths. Powerfully written and highly recommended.’ - The Wishing Shelf Awards 2013
Not My Kid by Mary Billiter
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 68,720. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Megan Reilly is a single mom raising two sons--also a journalist reporting on bomb threats at her son’s middle school. When 13-year-old Cameron is arrested for shoplifting and becomes the prime suspect in her big story, Megan’s response is, “Not my kid.” Everyone thinks Cam deserves to be put away. But the authorities haven’t bargained on the fierce power of Megan’s maternal devotion.
Satan Like Spam by Nicole Garber
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,130. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Yellowplume Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Alex told Rae that he was sent to earth to keep her safe…to protect her. There's no question that his presence was a gift from God, a miracle. Alex’s strength has healed Rae time and time again, but is he strong enough to heal her heart? Is his love enough to fill the emptiness that Rae has been hiding for years?
How You See It by Joanne Orion Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Marciella is sure her mother has deserted her; but is it true? This short story set in Manhattan's Spanish Harlem follows the very peculiar assumptions of one little girl--and how her life was shaped by them. Psychologists make much of childhood influences. But what if the memories we hold are misinterpreted? Marciella came to know the truth, and in an instant, her life was changed forever.
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.
Asleep Without Dreaming by Barbara Forte Abate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,660. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When love, mystery, and fate collide, unleashing an unforgettable tragedy...On the run and uncertain trouble brewing, Willa finds herself stranded in a long decaying town with a mother prone to keeping secrets and telling lies, a murderous arsonist, and no ready way out. And then Willa meets Jesse Truman, an intriguing boy she longs to save, if only she understood what it is he needs saving from.
Jack Lives Here by Lynnette Lounsbury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,050. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Lulu suspects that Jack Kerouac is not dead but alive and well and living in Baja Mexico, she sets out to find him and convince him to go on the road one last time.
Lost at the Con by Bryan Young
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Lost at the Con tells the tale of a drunken political journalist and his dangerous assignment to a science fiction and fantasy convention. It's been called "A masterful blend of fictional Gonzo journalism and geek culture that is sure to please audiences inside and outside the geek community."
Conversations With Verbs of Prey by Connor Nicolas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life is not always what we expect. Your vision and what is doesn’t always align. Do you fold into yourself and let your wishing get the best of you? Or do you look around and find that friend? Conversations With Verbs of Prey is Connor Nicolas’ latest short story exploring loneliness and how the need for connection causes one woman to exchange in dialog with an inanimate object.