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Tom Sawyer and the Ghosts of Summer by Tim Champlin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
12-year-old Matt Lively is obsessed with trying to somehow stretch time to make summer last indefinitely. Convinced he is living the ideal time of life--in Missouri, 1950, between the 7th and 8th grades--he longs to experience extraordinary adventures before he is forced to confront high school, and eventually, boring adulthood. Join Matt, Rob and Wally on their time-traveling adventures.
The Red Chair by Charles Holmes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A short story of young teenage girl coping with making a huge decision in her life with the help of a most unusual friend. And her Dad learning about his Daughter as she goes through this journey.
Seeing Scarlet Volume One: Passages of Youth by Eileen Slovak
Series: Seeing Scarlet, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
(Character ages: 8-12) Three short stories about coming of age: "Waves", "Winter's Garden" and "Fishing for Kisses". Were you ever a tomboy? Did you wish you could change your position in the family? Did you have your heart broken at early age by your best friend? Then you can relate to Scarlet. Escape to Narragansett, Rhode Island and enjoy some fresh new shorts, this summer!
The Pool Boy's Beatitude by DJ Swykert
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,910. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2013 by Rebel ePublishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
In space, the expansion of the universe exceeds the speed of light. In a jail cell the speed of light slows, time ages and deteriorates slowly to a crawl. Jack Joseph understands physics. He understands the nature of quarks, leptons, dark matter and the desire to find the God particle. What Jack doesn’t understand is Jack.
Grandpa's Legacy by Charles Tindell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,810. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Charles Tindell inspires and challenges in this fictionalized account of a boy growing up in a time and setting that is at once heartwarming and fearful. The seeds of adulthood are unfailingly planted in a youth through Grandpa's Legacy.
Ratting on Russo by Alan Venable
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,590. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by One Monkey Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Of all the early boomers coming of age in sooty 1950s Pittsburgh, whose reverence was greater for Jimmy Doolittle and the 1950 Studebaker than that of Martin Badger? But whose bodily parts more rebellious? Whose 8th grade peers more annoying? Whose accordion more out of tune? Misdeeds more delinquent? Romances more blundered? Whose long odds worse--I mean, apart from Russo?
Therapeutic Window by Steve Low
Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A story about a medical family that spans the years from the 1950s to the present. Written from the viewpoint of a son, we witness his and his sibling's life changes as they grapple with the generation gap between themselves and their over bearing father. Other themes explored are romantic and family love, extramarital relationships, medical ethics and hierarchical work relationships.
Moonbeams From A Jar by Hayes Fletcher
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 83,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This is a fictional novel about two brothers growing up in West Tennessee in the 1940's. There are unique small town characters and an intriguing murder mystery. Read about the process of cotton picking, hog killing, gardening and more.
Fate, Friendship and Grace by Vernon Coxwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
A fictional journey that is truly an American adventure story. Unlikely friends challenged through fate discover personal faith. A romantic coming of age story that reminds us of the lasting value of friendship and our enduring search for grace.
Choices Made: Fathers and Sons by Christine McMahon
Series: Choices Made, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,310. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(Book 2) After three years on the streets, Jamy MacGregor-aka: Lord Chance, tries to break free of his past to find a relationship with his biological father whom he has never met. Ideological dreams of family presses him toward a man who sees him as 'white trash'. Facing trauma, betrayal, and grave disappointment, Jamy wades through his ideas of family to make a demanding choice. Should he stay?
Romantic History by Michael Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,800. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Paul Siebert is a reporter, a shy, depressive Vietnam veteran. Maggie Ryan is a wild child, a rape victim, a musician, an armed robber. When they meet at a halfway house in Seattle in 1971, they are clearly wrong for each other. Yet whatever connects them -- call it love, call it obsession -- is enough to threaten their settled lives and marriages 35 years later.
A Quick Guide to Cecilia by Students' Academy
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 130. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
The novel “Cecilia” by Frances Burney is subtitled “Memoirs of an Heiress.” It was first published in the year 1782. The story of the novel is set in 1779.
White Chalk by P.K. Tyler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Hardened, awkward, and self-deprecating, Chelle Whitney wouldn't know a fairytale if it swooped down and saved her from a burning tower. She has spent her life hurting from the choices she's made, the scars she's created, and the bruises that identify her. Can Chelle dig herself out of the Hell her life has created? Or will she never break free of the restraints that define her?
Just Shut Up and Drive by Chynna Laird
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,770. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Eighteen-year-old Wil Carter lost his parents in a car accident when he was five. Ninety-five-year-old Gramps has been his only family. Now that Wil’s ready to go off to college, the old man says he has things Wil needs to learn to be the man he’s supposed to be. But the trip turns out to be more than he bargains for. One teen, one cranky old man, and the open road. What could go wrong?
Scudding by Leonard Gray
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,290. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Grant Sheffield gets into the adult world with a series of screw-ups and narrow escapes. He graduates from college (barely). He drives through the West in a second-hand VW camper with two girls he meets while getting his car fixed. He drops them off and gives a ride to two other girls, and finally finds the one he really wants, in California.
Ледоход by Robert E. Townsend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,520. Language: Russian. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
“Ледоход” - повествование о подростках, растущих в пустынной области между верхним полуостровом Мичигана и севером Висконсина на американском Среднем Западе. Это - трогательная история дружбы детства, перерастающей в глубокую любовь.
Crazy Boy: Marvey's Monkeys by Stephen Ames Berry
Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
Brilliant, angry Dee is wealthy Rialto’s demon child, a fallen angel still surprisingly walking the earth at 18—this despite a mother who connives for his destruction and a school that treats him as an escaped Ebola virus. One bright morning Dee is again betrayed, and his years of abuse, addiction and psychosis become a chisel of cold white rage that metes out an exquisite revenge on his betrayer.
Trail of Tears, A Short Story by Dana Michelle Burnett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"That was the first time that I really began to think of myself as different. My mother pushed her ideas into my head until I was backed into a corner with only my family to keep me company. It was a lonely place to be." It's not easy being different, and Ana struggles to balance life between her Cherokee ancestry and the life of a typical child in a small town.
Shame, A Short Story by Dana Michelle Burnett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The neighbors were tolerant and intrigued by my mother. Even when she and my father were standing in the front yard yelling and swearing at each other, they would look the other way and still smile at my mother when they passed her on the street the next day.