Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In 13 stories, Christopher Meeks balances tragedy and wit. As novelist David Scott Milton explains, "In this collection, Christopher Meeks examines the small heartbreaks of quiet despair that are so much a part of all our lives. He does it in language that is resonant, poetic, and precise.... If you like Raymond Carver, you'll love Meeks. He may be as good--or better."
What Grows By Moonlight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, 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.
Nocturne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, 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.
The Last Class
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,680. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Without conventional parental figures in each of their lives, four children face the many hardships of living in a small desert town. A chubby red-headed boy, Neil, doesn't have any friends and his family is even worse. His love interest, Sally, is engaged in a lifestyle that features sex and drugs.
The Great Disappointment, A Confession
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“[This] ambitiously imaginative... novel questions the very nature of reality… [a] diverting exploration of metaphysical concepts. Winsome and smartly playful.” —Kirkus Reviews
Not Even A Cat (To Hold On To)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Contemporary YA fiction, Not Evan A Cat (To Hold On To) is a story of first love that isn't quite what it seems, with the perils of being an orphan and a diabetic thrown in for extra fun ....
College and the Punk Rock Grrl
Series: The Punk Rock Grrl, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 92,150. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the second volume of The Punk Rock Grrl saga 19-year-old widow Rudi Weiss descends into an inferno of drugs—only to wake next to a murdered man with powerful ties, who's from a country that doesn't exist. Which sets off events that force her to hide out in the one place no one would ever look for her: a fraternity house, where a habitual womanizer may be her only hope for survival, and love.
Dog Language: A Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jericho Parker trains dogs to conduct searches of all kinds, sniffing out drugs, explosives, or cadavers. And to rescue the living. Whenever a disaster strikes, he and his Shepherd Lucy locate and save the victims other first responders might never find. Now, preparing to leave rescue work, Parker dwells on the people--and the dogs--who helped him find his place in the world.
Buckeye Lake Summer 1949: Take Care of Paula for Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Set at Buckeye Lake, Ohio this novel captures those special moments of youth, caught between innocence and eagerness,in the American playgrounds of old, when life was simpler, -- or was it?
Habeas Equus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Just before a man reports to prison, he and his sons have to deal with a dead horse.
My Punk Rock Mom
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A bitter orphan girl finds both love and her own humanity with her larger-than-life adopted mother.
Move (YA Contemporary)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
When her feet are bleeding and her heart is breaking, Dallas must find the strength to go on.
Experience, Perspective and a Soul
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A collection of more than 10 stories based on a fictional soul search.......
Free Fries! A Collection of Humor Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Pete shows off his new laptop.While at the library, Linda discovers that something important has been taken from her.Phil delivers a visual presentation on the university library's quiet study policy.Jenna meets a stranger at the theater who knows more about her than she realizes. "Free Fries! A Collection of Humor Stories" contains nine humor tales. Contains mature themes and harsh language.
Rockin' The Bronx
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 » Coming of age
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.
Moot Points and Pithy Remarks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,500. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Fun, games, and mysterious strangers come together in this tale of the world’s first time traveler and his fantastic mission to preserve the future by triggering events in the past.
Polk's Soliloquy, a novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,280. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012 by aois21 publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
POLK'S SOLILOQUY is the story of Polk Fauxston, a recent college grad trying to make a life for himself in Washington, DC. He navigates the city as he moves through his life with the help of friends and the specter of relationships past, present, and possible future. He explores the roads of love, work and passion in his search for a life worth living.
The Tale of Lucia Grandi, the Early Years
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 124,440. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Brook House Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells an intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving a warring suburban family during the 1950s and '60s. Told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, this is a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman's courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it.
Jenny Yellow
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 72. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jenny Yellow, a strange young woman, struggles through a funeral and upsets people with her eccentricities. A literary short story.
Rachel's First Trip
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 41. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
On the day of Rachel's first trip to England, nothing seems to go right. Disaster follows disaster, and Rachel wonders if she'll ever reach English soil. A humorous short story.