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Wells Without Water by Channing Allen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
Scar Jewelry by Sue Perry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 7 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Me, Johnny, and The Babe by Mark Wirtshafter
Price: Free! Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is the story of two 12-year-old best friends growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. That September day in 1923 would forever change the lives of these two friends.
The Johnny Moss Room by Ellen Kesend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It takes a lot of guts to be Merv Moss's daughter and even more to love him. In this dramedy about the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters,17-year-old budding film genius Lilo Moss struggles to touch the grace and forgiveness that will lead her to come to terms with her outrageous ex-comic dad before it's too late. Set in 1960s New York and Miami, when all the world was changing.
Scholarship by Ian John Copeland
Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Rocks Preparatory School for Boys lived in its own world. 140 odd boys and 16 teaching staff inhabited the school, mostly isolated from the outside world not just by the boundaries but also by the society they formed for themselves. Like all communities, most conformed, but some did not. A story of friendship and loss at a 1960s boarding school.
Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto
Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In December of 1994, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. It was in that same month that Nate Wilson's first girlfriend broke up with him. Both heartbroken and jaded in their own ways, Emi and Nate became fast friends. This is how their story began.
Once, We Were Stolen by Courtney Symons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Once, Violet and Ben Wrigley were stolen. The siblings discover what it takes to find love in desolation, to seek beauty in everyday ugliness, and to battle emotions for a man they struggle to hate. As their time together passes, the Wrigleys learn that their keeper is as much a captive as they are, and wonder if the three of them will ever break free.
Sugar Town by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
A Family Legacy: The Watson Works by Wilson James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Another tragedy has struck the Watson family and now the only thing left is the family business. Connor, the younger of the teen brothers, must try to make the tough decisions that will keep things going. Can Connor deal with his profound loss and prevent a similar tragedy when he has the chance? Can he find happiness and make a new family? Join Connor in this story of adventure and courage.
Outrunning Crazy by Deborah Kimmett
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Tammy Babcock’s life is like a bad country and western song. The men have left. The dog has died. And people keep getting born again. No matter where you go you can't outrun crazy.
From The Dead by John Herrick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,460. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 1 review)
When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame-but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death's door, Jesse returns to his hometown to make amends. But Jesse's commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his secret son's illness calls for a sacrifice-one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained. A story of mercy, hope and second chances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love in the A Shau by Denis J. LaComb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 155,920. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Blue collar charity case Daniel faces certain failure at an elite men's college and waning attention from his new wealthy girlfriend Colleen. Daniel volunteers for the army and struggles to get out of South Vietnam's A Shau Valley alive while Colleen loses respect for her silver spoon. Daniel and Colleen fight society's prejudices to find themselves and more in the turbulent culture of the 1960s.
Drawing Breath by Laurie Boris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. When he takes on Caitlin as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, mostly women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity. He’s a friend. And her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes a very bad decision.
Amazed by her Grace, Book II by Janet Walker
Price: Free! Words: 118,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman(5.00 from 1 review)
APRIL 2015 EDITION! For anyone who’s ever had a crush on a teacher comes the story of Tracy, a shy and abused teen from the projects who suddenly finds herself in a posh private school, and Grace, the coach who offers the girl a chance to join the school's inner circle of privileged athletes. What Tracy doesn't know about the beautiful Miss Grace is that not everything that glitters is gold.
The Drifters by Nathan Nix
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
The morning after her high school graduation, a suburbanite finds her plans for the future threatened by a careless but egregious crime. Instead of heading off for a university experience with all her friends, she enters the bizarre purgatory that is community college, where a trio of aimless but talented artists and musicians take her under their wing.
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