Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Tom Sawyer and the Ghosts of Summer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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
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 » Literature » 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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,910. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2013 by Rebel ePublishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,810. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,590. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by One Monkey Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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
Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Kicking Stones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A man returns to his old neighborhood and relives memories of the weeks following his mother's death when he was 13.
Moonbeams From A Jar
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 83,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » 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
Series: Choices Made, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,310. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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?
Dog Language: A Novel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jericho Parker trains dogs to conduct searches of all kinds, sniffing out drugs, explosives, or cadavers. And to rescue the living. Whenever a disaster strikes, he and his Shepherd Lucy locate and save the victims other first responders might never find. Now, preparing to leave rescue work, Parker dwells on the people--and the dogs--who helped him find his place in the world.
Atom Heart John Beloved
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay literature. Atom Heart John Beloved is literate, intimate, erotic, and delightful, delivering unexpected moments of grace.
Nathan's Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Luke Hartwell, author of the award-winning novel Atom Heart John Beloved, returns with a second look at its characters with Nathan narrating. Readers of the first book will find some situations familiar, but Nathan is not John, and his story is his own. Hartwell's unexpected plot twists will surprise and delight, all the while remaining true to his fundamental theme: love as a state of grace
One In Ten Thousand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The average person meets 10,000 people in a lifetime. At a crime scene, grizzled crime reporter Dave Simmons accidentally reunites with the only woman he's ever loved, who saved his life one night before disappearing. Now in a position to save her life, Dave tries to seize the moment and tell her she's his one in 10,000. But time has changed them both, making a happy ending elusive.
The Day The Music Died
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Every generation has its voice. For troubled teen Grace Hoppe, it is a pop star Chad Carter-Stefano. When her idol dies tragically, Grace struggles to find hope. When her idol appears to her in a dream, Grace is convinced she needs to share his one last message with the world.
Romantic History
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,800. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Literature » 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
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 » Literature » 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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Chelle isn’t what most people consider a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years. Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.
Just Shut Up and Drive
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,770. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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?