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Struggles of a Country boy by Herb Blanchard
Price: Free! Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » General(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the fictionalized story of the author's growing up years during the 1950s. It is the story of a troubled boy, a dysfunctional family and how the boy learned to cope with the adversities life threw at him. It was the time when it was generally thought the ideal way to raise a boy was to live in the country, give him a dog, a .22 rifle and let him roam the open fields and woods.
The Road to Goodbye by R.E. Cruz Caceres
Price: Free! Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
If Diego Hidalgo closes his eyes and thinks he can remember his life before it all changed. Diego is 18 years old and about to leave the old neighborhood. But before he does, he needs to find a way out. The Road to Goodbye is the story of Diego's plan and the obstacles that conspire to keep him in the barrio forever.
Black Diamond by David Davis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by New Summerfield Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texas boy in the 1950's learns about beginnings, endings, and the wheel of life at an old man's Black Diamond watermelon stand. This story earned a prize from Writer's Digest.
Honor and Lies by Mary Beth Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
When 14-year-old Sissy discovers she's not simply the dark skinned friend of the Davis family, she's devastated. The truth destroys everything she's ever known about herself.
Assumptions by Charles Gerard Timm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
"You live in the neighborhood, you die in the neighborhood." Well, Susan has other plans. To make it out; to make her dream come true. Only she’ll have to do it in secret. And when she meets a kind stranger in the woods, she thinks she's found her way. But has she? Or does this stranger have other plans for her? Plans for a lifestyle she'll have to keep secret or risk losing her family forever?
My Last Summer by Kerem Mermutlu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
My Last Summer is a young adult novel, a coming of age story, and a tale of east meeting west. Everyone has a dream, but some dreams might just break everything apart.
The Right Kind of Perfect by Danielle Nicole Bienvenu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen year old Tessa Smithers has anything but the perfect life and things only get worse once she is accused of being a bird killer. Suddenly the entire town has turned upside down and the only thing they can agree on is she's guilty. Has everyone lost their mind or is it just her? Bienvenu writes a sensational teenage comedy that will leave you laughing until you cry.
Old Souls Inn by Patricia Allwood
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s the 1950s and young Rosa Farmer can’t understand why her father went to all the trouble to dig a bomb shelter in their yard and then permitted a bomb of gargantuan proportion to fall on their family. Old Souls Inn is a literary fiction story about forgiveness and redemption, prejudice and discrimination, saints and sinners—and what it takes to truly become an “old soul.”
Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption by Carol Costello
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Cathy Callahan runs away at age ten to escape her mother’s abuse and find God. After thirty years of funny, brutal, uplifting adventures, she finds unexpected grace in the last place she thinks to look. This is a raw, humorous look at spiritual coming of age, at unconventional ways to heal deep emotional wounds, and at finding greater purpose in surprising places despite desperate odds.
King Jimmy by Sue Verrochi
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction)
Kitchi's Courage by Sheryl Silberman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Kitchi, a fledgling osprey, is afraid of the water and therefore, cannot fish for himself. An inspirational story about finding courage through appreciation of joy and beauty, family bonds, and understanding of the life force in us all.
Butterfly Jar by Jalondra Davis
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood in South Central LA, Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, who dreams of having happy parents, straight hair, and an ice-cream colored house on the west side of town. In this coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the LA 92 riots, Tanis struggles with first boyfriends, schoolyard cliques, and family secrets.
Love & Darts by Nath Jones
Series: On Impulse, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
2012 Anderbo Self-Published Book Award Entry of Note Honorable Mention at the 2012 Paris Book Festival You'll be entranced by these twenty-four stories as Nath Jones finds her way into this fun and biting life. She does not shy away from mortality but conducts you from the kaleidoscopic moment when a toddler loses her innocence to the last breath an old man takes in a rowboat at sunrise.
The Way to Nowhere by Nicholas Alfonso Diaz
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
After his grandfather passed away, fearing he has lost the only person who cared about him, young Raymond attempts to traverse North to find his grandfather's soul.
In Our Midst by Martha Johnson
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Stanton, Indiana, in 1990, is a town in which people love their kids, joke with their mayor, attend church, and support the Wood Carving Festival. But, one boy is growing up with a secret that he unknowingly shares with another son of the community, a soldier in the Korean War who died the day he came home.