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American Tumbleweeds by Marta Elva
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Circling Rivers. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Inez's family is shattered when her father is arrested on the Tex-Mex border. The old ways cherished by her beloved Mexican grandmother offer refuge. But 1960s El Paso is far more exciting, as miniskirts, rock, and the sexual revolution shatter tradition on both sides of the border. “More than a coming-of-age story…American Tumbleweeds is a story of bravery, family, and humanity.” — Latin
AutoFlick: A Study of Whales and Cigarettes That Became a Novel by John R Bancroft
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
AutoFlick is a first-person narrative about the coming-of-age of a 16-year-old boy in 1968. The first part of the story unfolds as the narrator and his father track people who throw cigarettes from their cars. In the second part, 34 years later, the narrator resumes the project with his own son.
Daugher of Sparta: Chapter Seven by Kristen LePine
Series: Daugher of Sparta. Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016 by Historic Heroines. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Coming of age
Set in ancient Greece, Daughter of Sparta follows Gorgo, the real daughter of King Cleomenes of Sparta and the events leading up to the Ionian Revolt. In Chapter Seven, Gorgo reluctantly takes the foreign man, Perseus for a tour of Sparta that turns out to be more adventurous and revealing than she expected. Chapters One through Six are available for free.
Lane Changes by Anna J. Adams
Price: Free! Words: 88,080. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
What should be a celebratory year--new boyfriend, new friends, star swimmer--closes when high school senior Lane Meyers is held captive by a harasser, whom she viewed as a friend. This final act forces Lane to change her thoughts about relationships, love, sex, mental illness, the future and the direction her life is taking. Hopefully, college will have a lot less drama.
At Bobby Trivette's Grave by Donna Vitucci
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,750. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2016 by Rebel ePublishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
When you slam the door shut on your boyfriend’s pleas you don’t expect to never see him again. A simple silly argument, you expect to get past it. You expect to love, to fight, to make up and love some more. You’re young and there’s plenty of joy to come.
The Paddy Stories: Book One by John Justice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Blind Paddy Flynn, orphaned at 8, travels from Philadelphia to California in 1947 to live with his aunt and uncle. He’s soon reunited with Lucy, his special friend from Philadelphia. With his loving nature, courage, and can-do spirit, Paddy brings joy and inspiration to many others and even stands up to bullies. But how will he adjust to life at a school for the blind? To be continued in Book Two.
Leviathan's War by Lee Laughead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,310. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After surviving a car crash, Rock Island, Illinois teenager Levi Strauss undergoes an unprecedented and unexplainable change: His body cannot be damaged, and he has nearly limitless supernatural strength and endurance. Resolving to become the world's first superhero, he puts on a ski mask and heads to Chicago to fight crime on the streets while conversing with his family back home.
The Grindstone by Don Maker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Growing up can be hard. Add emotional and learning disabilities in an unsympathetic, small Arizona town in the 1950s, and it’s a real grind. Tommy Lerner’s family is very supportive, but they have their own challenges of poverty and a mixed marriage. Then there is Frank Lerner’s deep, dark secret …. Success against the odds requires courage, determination and faith. And love – lots of love.
Miffed and Peeved in the U.K. by Neil S. Reddy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Weasel Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This is a parody of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing. In 1987, Shaggy ventures off to discover what lies at the heart of the British disease during Thatcher’s right wing reign.
Horses for Sale, a Miranda and Starlight Story by Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Will sixteen-year-old Miranda Stevens make it as a horse rancher while struggling with the demands of high school, the tragedies of life, and affairs of the heart? She's giving it her best shot, but she's not above making bad decisions and reaping the consequences.
To My Daughter, Book One by Shaina Richmond
Price: Free! Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Susie, of Shaina Richmond's "Safe With Me" series, writes a journal to her soon-to-be-born daughter. Susie was fifteen years old when her mother passed away. Five years later, she learned that her paternity was a lie. Motivated by the recent loss of a friend, Susie starts a journal with the hope that, in the unfortunate case of her own untimely passing, her precious daughter will know her truth.
Salute (A Patriotic Short Story) by Mark S. R. Peterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
COREY LITTLE doesn’t have many friends his own age. Instead, his best friend, HAROLD PHELPS, is a white-haired old man and World War II veteran who sparks a new love of life through fishing.
Literature Help: A Child Called "It" by Students' Academy
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
His troubles would not have ended if a teacher at school had not informed the police about the predicament of the child. He was later sent to live in a foster home, away from his mother’s atrocities.
Oh My Days by Destiny Leah Daniels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,270. Language: British English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit(5.00 from 1 review)
Leanne lives on a rough council estate with her mum and two sisters. Follow her on her journey experiencing the highs and lows of life for a young woman living in the ends. From falling in love with a criminal, to getting hooked on the raving scene, to suffering abuse, heartache and betrayal, she goes through a lot. Come with her and see life through her eyes in this gritty coming of age story.
The Canyon House by Janice Gilbertson
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 83,680. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
WILLA Award finalist 2017! Even the most beautiful summer can turn dark and cold in a moment. For nine-year-old tomboy Poppy, moving to the wilderness of the canyon and a ramshackle house was a dream come true. But as temperatures dropped and the dark clouds rolled over the canyon, she couldn't have foreseen the secrets that should have been shared or the life-and-death events that would unfold.
Two Sisters Times Two by Jeffrey Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
What happens when you take two sisters stuck in middle age and join them with two sisters struggling to enter adulthood and stir them all together in the cauldron of life's trials? This novel picks up the story of Brooke and Leah Fulcher now in their fifties and adds Jodie and Penni, Brooke's daughters, to their mix, creating emotional entanglements beyond the sum of those parts.
Mr Luigi's Binoculars by Antoine Bello
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Coming of age
A young card player from Missouri is hired to help the world champion retain his title against the Russian rising star of the game.
Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story by Linda Hardister Rodriguez
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans cheer him on and dream of a better life. No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero. A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life and must leave his family, country and culture.