Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

The Queenslander
By Robert Macklin
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,790. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Palmer Lingard is The Queenslander. Palmer Lingard grew up in a quiet respectable suburb, in the Brisbane of the 1950s. He is emerging from the sunny, secure world of childhood into the vulnerability of adolescent self-consciousness, romanticism, and insistent, baffling sexuality; a charmed time, when fantasy and reality can magically overlap, and hideously clash;
Anna-Belinda
By Jeannie van Rompaey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Anna and Belinda are twins, one seemingly more beautiful and talented than the other. Belinda considers herself the other and lives in the shadow of her sister. At times she worships her, at others despises her. After Anna leaves, Belinda has to find a way to get on with her own life, even if the cost is sacrificing her memories of Anna.
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens: A Novel
By Scott William Carter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
"My dad owns a rubber chicken factory." With this zany first line, readers are launched on a surprisingly poignant coming-of-age journey. Part buddy story, part road trip adventure, and part ruminations on the difference between love and infatuation, Carter offers up a vivid portrait of a young man who blunders into a thousand-mile quest to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels.
The Kaserne
By Stephen Ricker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 140,620. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“Daddy? What did you do during The Eternal Cold War?” In the tradition of MASH and Catch-22, The Kaserne answers that question on behalf of several ten-millions who served abroad in this vividly realistic story of soldiers, civilians, men and women, Americans and Germans on a small forlornly threadbare US Army base in Germany.
MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, Summers on the Lonely Isle
By Kirby Wright
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 83,540. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Julia Daniels, a Moloka'i pioneer woman of mixed blood, invites her grandsons Jeff and Ben to spend summers with her at her ranch on the east end. She shares the ranch with Chipper, an alcoholic war hero with a life estate bordering the swamp. The brothers roam a paradise of fishponds, waterfalls, pristine valleys, and mountains with herds of deer. Jeff meets the Kahuna Woman who freezes pictures of her enemies, the TS who seduces the Chief of Police, the man who refs cock fights in Kaunakakai, the sexy divorcee who lives in the Saddle Room, and the prodigal grandfather who returns to woo Julia. These characters help shape Jeff's sensibilities as he discovers the secrets of his grandmother's wild past in Honolulu and the intensity of her struggles on the Lonely Isle.
Looking Within: A Man's Journey to Find Himself
By Andrew T Locke
Series: Jake's Wanderings, Vol. 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A young man from Nebraska who's coming of age, Jake, fails out of college and moves back into his mom's house. They have a fight one night, and Jake runs away from home by hitchhiking. He gets picked up by an older man, Joey, and this is the tale of their road trip & how their journey helps Jake to mature and to take hold of his life -- to find himself, so to speak.
Punahou BLues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Punahou Carnival Haunted House)
By Kirby Wright
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This chapter was not included in the original PUNAHOU BLUES book because the publisher felt it cut against the loner persona of the main character. We disagree. It helps round out his character by showing him constructing friendships while building and designing the Haunted House for the school carnival.
Physics for Poets
By Nick Darcy-Fox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Charl spends the remainder of the steamy school holidays seeking out drinking crèches, oblivious to the relationship disintegrating in front of him. On Christmas day in South Africa’s surfer town, Durban he summons the dead, and with a kiss in a cemetery seals his fate. When he meets the girl of his dreams her games force him to make choices and face the family secret his lies have kept him safe
Whistling Woman
By CC Tillery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the last years of the 19th century, Bessie Daniels, a young woman growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, faces changes that will challenge her ideas of family and form her into the woman she’s meant to be.
This One Belongs to the Reds
By Joseph Shaw
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
The Draft
By Michael C. Boxall
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Short story about the end of a 1960s childhood in Massachusetts
The Apple Sniper: A Short Story
By Eric M. Witchey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
This short story by award-winning writer Eric M. Witchey explores the relationship between the village and the aspiring warrior. It is one of a dozen or so short stories the author affectionately calls "The Neighborhood Stories" because of their loose relationship to the neighborhood in which he was raised.
The Things We Save
By Joanne Zienty
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 137,910. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A broken 45 rpm record held together with tape, a fading stack of Polaroids, a cobalt blue perfume bottle, and a braid of human hair … these are just some of the things Claire Sokol keeps stashed in an old Marshall Field’s gift box. How did they get there and what do they signify? If these relics could talk, what stories would they tell? The Things We Save is for anyone with a box of her own.
The Testament of Judith Barton
By Wendy Powers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
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Imagine the cinematic masterpiece Vertigo retold by its tragic heroine.
Our Time Together
By Jeremy Perry
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
While sitting at his father's deathbed, a man reminisces about a hunting trip that he had taken with his dad, and hero, many years before. It is then he comes to understand just how meaningful that hunting trip really was. Our Time Together is also a part of the ten story collection Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories.
The Saddle of Private Lucius Gray: A Short Story
By Thomma Lyn Grindstaff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When young Harley Richardson discovers a dug-up grave, he realizes his family has been keeping secrets from him. If he doesn't uncover the truth, those family secrets will trap him, too.
How To Be a Homeless Frenchman
By Paula Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
How To Be a Homeless Frenchman tells a tale of two countries, France and the US, bound together in weird and wonderful ways by war, music, and the love of good cheese. Surprising, lyrical, and laugh-out-loud funny, How To Be a Homeless Frenchman is an exploration of just how much happiness can be found in being a smelly Frenchman on a sunny day.
Fractured in this Killing Scene
By Stevie Mach
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Rab and Tam are two Jack the Lads who like fun, women, and drink, in whatever order they appear. Unfortunately, they are unready yet to face the challenges and responsibilities that confront them in adult life. Each has their own major situation to contend with, and how they each cope and come to terms with these challenges dictates the kind of people they will eventually become...
Stories of Joe
By Stevie Mach
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,900. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Stories of Joe, Snapshots of a Life. Follow Joe, at various episodes in his life, from childhood to teenager, to adult. Joe's world isn't perfect, and neither are the people around him, but as he grows he finds that compromise and acceptance can be both a good and a bad thing. Trouble at school, with his friends, and his parents, especially his father, all come alive in these snapshots of time.
The Journey
By Bruce A. Borders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Who Knew Running Away Could Be So Hard? When a fifteen year old decides to run away, life teaches him that his journey is more than a physical one of distance, but also one of maturing and that it can be rough going finding the right road to make The Journey.