Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

A Touch of Rural Justice -- another Illinois Love Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(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.
A Passion to Perform
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Series: Theatre Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short - (barely 2000 words so don't look for Gone with the Wind!) Johnny is a young man burning with ambition to perform on stage. He's sure the Regent Theatre is the place where his dreams will be realised, so he auditions for the lead in Romeo and Juliet and receives help from an unexpected source.
Habeas Equus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Just before a man reports to prison, he and his sons have to deal with a dead horse.
Summertime Blues
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 88,970. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summertime Blues chronicles the coming-of-age of Peter Bennings as he weaves his way through high school and the "sturm und drang" of the teenage years. The novel simultaneously traces the “British invasion” and the emergence of Rock and Roll. Peter’s universal appeal, though, rests in his quest for answers to the ubiquitous questions about girls and sex and dating that no one will help answer.
By Any Other Name
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 199,760. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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
Pitiless as the Sun
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
At the height of the Cold War, Scott Shoemaker, a think-tank scientist, helps craft a nuclear strategy to blunt a terrifying Soviet missile. Simultaneously, he sets out to find Sara, his lost lover. He trails the beautiful, doomed actress across a shattered 1970s landscape of drugs, easy pleasures and phony prophets. Scott’s search leads him deep into himself—and to a place called Jonestown.
Out of the Blue
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Midwestern library clerk Sylvia Gardner is infatuated with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama. For two years, she researches Alexander Thorpe's life and career, saving her money to travel to his Cotswolds village, intent on meeting him. What happens when they finally get together?
How to Impersonate a Man
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Mahli Malthus Milton Dawson's idyllic childhood is suddenly interrupted by the untimely loss of his father. Dawson recounts his father's life, passing, and the effect of the loss on the people in his life. He contemplates love, life, death, grief, and he reflects on what it means to become the man of the house.
Il Punto più Vicino al Cielo
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Price: $3.78 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: Italian. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Marcello Mastroianni, in una intervista televisiva ad Enzo Biagi, avvenuta un paio d’anni prima della morte, alla domanda “Quale film vorrebbe interpretare” rispose che avrebbe voluto interpretare Tarzan. Un vecchio Tarzan nel mondo di oggi. E questo, per puro caso, è proprio il “leitmotiv” del romanzo “Il punto più vicino al cielo”.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world)
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You set the price! Words: 140,330. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.
The Magic Swing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the perch of a magic swing a boy can see anything he wants to see. One wonderful summer Ricky’s father installed a swing in the back yard. There was magic in that swing. Ricky found he could see marvelous things as he soared on its wings.
Paradise Squandered
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Paradise Squandered is the story of Andrew Banks, a recent graduate of Puget Sound Prep and quite possibly the most directionless member of his graduating class. Andrew returns home from a graduation trip to Hawaii and resigns himself to going through the motions of his own life, until he overhears the disturbing truth of his father's death and instantly decides to leave home forever.
Not Today, But Someday
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Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(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.
Nocturne
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: 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.
Just Remember to Breathe
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Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,760. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Cincinnatus Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alex's life is following a script. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. Dylan returns from Afghanistan injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag her into the mess of his life. When Dylan and Alex encounter reunite, they have to make new rules to keep from killing each other. The first rule is to never talk about how they fell in love.
Grown Fast and Hard
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.
Smoke Damage
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Smoke Damage is a work of narrative nonfiction whose heroine, a young mother raising children in a post-9/11 world, recounts growing up in circumstances where all that was stable and familiar change drastically, but in ways closer to home. When one parent retreats into chronic illness and alcoholism, the other takes on a secret lifestyle, leaving the narrator to cope with issues beyond her age
Dreaming
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jack is close to death and has a final message that he would like to deliver to his grandson, Ted. It's a message about being a man, what it means, and how he himself took the hard road to learning that being a man isn't everything you are taught to believe it is. Sometimes it's as simple as following a dream.
The Accidental Siren
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Price: Free! Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
Three Nights Everywhere
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
With the backpacking trip of a lifetime winding down, Ulrike finds herself desperate to avoid a return home to reality. Fate intervenes in the form of The Guide, who offers a package deal too good to be true: the chance to keep going, all the way to Everywhere. Ulrike's only concern is whether choosing a life on the trail will feel worth The Guide's commission to be paid in the end.