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AutoFlick: a study of whales and cigarettes that became a novel by John Bancroft
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,470. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
The Paddy Stories: Book One by John Justice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
The Muse: Coming of Age in 1968 by DH Parsons
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Bliss-Parsons Institute. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
True Love, True Art, True Inspiration. 1968 was a time of change and turmoil for the world, and for a young man awakening to his Life and to his Art. With a little help from his friends, mentors, and lovers, he just might make it. Follow DH as he finds the confidence and inspiration to take the next step. Discover the adventures, aspirations, and fantasies of a young man Coming of Age in 1968.
Two Sisters Times Two by Jeffrey Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Blessed Poison by Donny Hunt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,160. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by World Castle Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Breaking into the realm of the world’s elite guitarists won’t be easy. She’ll have to work twice as hard to earn the respect she craves.
Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection by Jeremy Bursey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 171,850. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A 2015 collection of short stories, novelettes, and novellas that run the gamut of themes from economic wrestling, to love and loss, to therapy, to professionalism, and more. It's a full platter of genres and story ideas that should keep readers busy for days.
What They Left Behind by Karen Teagarden
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
Covering the Carolinas by Casey Peeler
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 135,910. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Covering the Carolinas is a box set that features Crashing Tides, Southern Perfection, & Our Song.
And I Became River: A Novel by Ned W. Schultz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,790. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lyrical coming-of-age story set in a Vermont village in 1981 and in present-day California. Eleven-year old Edie faces her sister's turmoil, her mother's childhood secrets and a haunting, century-old death. Tumultuous events in her last year of childhood profoundly shape Edie's adult memories, feelings of loss and her deep family bonds.
The Scribe's Daughter by Stephanie Churchill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,990. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Usurped foreign thrones, vengeful noblemen, hardship, trauma and danger… Is information about Kassia’s past, about the mysteries of her family’s history, reward enough to face a future she doesn’t want? Only an unyielding inner strength will help her survive, and only then will she discover that contrary to her prior beliefs, she is not defined by external things, that she is worthy to be loved.
The Minister's Daughter (Book 4 in The Sovereign Series) by Jennifer Wixson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 100,310. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After a tragic loss a young woman grudgingly returns to her hometown of Sovereign, Maine and finds the life -- and love-- for which she's searched across the globe.
When Latin Lost its Relevance by Gerald Beckman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,350. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » General
Paul Riddle is searching for an escape from his secret teenage urges. But the Josphinium— where obedience, discipline, and prayer are the pillars of life—isn’t a likely place to find it. However, when Paul Riddle arrives to join the boys and train for the priesthood, he finds his classmates and teachers have secrets of their own. And none of them can escape from themselves,
The Virgin and the Incubus by Candice Raquel Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome(4.50 from 4 reviews)
New York City college student Alexa Wyndham is about to find out which is stronger Love or Death.
The Color of Life by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,130. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When 23 year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days, a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And in the process, get a college education.
Ryan’s Woods: A South Side Boyhood Fifty Years Ago by Patrick Creevy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,600. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
The year is 1962. The family of fourteen-year-old Kevin Collins, caught in white flight, has moved from Beverly, its South Side of Chicago neighborhood, to the city’s northern suburbs. The field of Kevin’s most formative boyhood adventures was Ryan’s Woods, the great South Side forest preserve, mysterious, beautiful, running along the city’s western edge a full mile from 83rd Street to 91st.
Una Canción Para Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,760. Language: Spanish. Published: June 12, 2015 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
La conexión entre ellos es tan poderosa que amenaza con hacer trizas todo.
Cross-Currents by M. A. Heberling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Cross-Currents is a coming-of-age story set in the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and centered around several teenagers dealing with bullying, harmful behaviors, family secrets, and the discovery of an international smuggling ring.
Uma Canção para Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,830. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 29, 2015 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Quando a sociedade menina Julia Thompson eo guitarrista de rock Crank Wilson atender a conexão entre eles é tão poderoso que ameaça destruir tudo distante.
Overnight Success by Mark Porter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,310. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Mark Porter sets off on a great adventure of post-college life, where he lives in an abandoned house owned by the Mafia, hangs with homeless people, gets beat up by bouncers, becomes romantically entangled with crazy aspiring actresses, drinks bum wine, is ordered to buy condoms for Hollywood screenwriters, becomes a professional cardboard box folder—and somewhere along the line finds true love.
Bobby Joe's Recess Rebellion: Thoughts on Surviving the Playgrounds of Life by Robert Joseph
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this heartfelt collection of stories based on events in his own life, Robert Joseph explores three “playgrounds” that shaped his young life: Catholic school, the Army, and an inner-city public school where he worked as a teacher.
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