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Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella by Susan Pogorzelski
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,850. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
A coming-of-age story of a girl struggling to navigate the crossroads of her youth during the summer of 1979, 12-year-old Annie is desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world. As the summer days pass, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a reclusive young veteran at war with his own past.
The Red Fox Bible by Jody Zimmerman
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It is the summer of 1969—the year mankind first set foot on the moon. "The Red Fox Bible" chronicles twelve year old Bobbie's journey into the baptismal waters of a Southern Baptist Church as he struggles with his own beliefs about evolution.
Rooftops by John Wiley
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 68,140. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The summer after college graduation three best friends must navigate the real world for the first time. Join Erick, Rhys, and Joey, as they spend the first summer after graduation trying to discover who they are outside of school, while not losing themselves. Along with their friends, the boys experience a summer full of joy, heartbreak, and humor on a journey that will test the bonds friendship.
Midnight Burgers by E.M. Noble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
On the 25th anniversary of Midnight Burgers (a local, family-owned diner), the power goes out. The customers inside respond in different ways to transform into a collective memorable night.
The Great Tartakovsky by Joe Franklin
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 106,110. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Shortly after the death of his mother, twenty-three-year-old Milo T. Featherstone rides his bicycle from Iowa to San Francisco to confront his mythological father, The Great Tartakovsky. While there his wholesome qualities quickly endear him to a stable of friends who operate in a world infinitely larger and more mysterious than anything he’d ever imagined.
One Rubber Band by Joel Magalnick
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,270. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Jason Drucker is an otherwise normal 14-year-old stuck in an ugly situation. What should have been some harmless teasing with some of his neighborhood buddies has turned into a full-scale war at their junior high school. Jason has been pushed into leading his side, and now he’s got to figure out how to calm things down again.
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?
Atom Heart John Beloved by Luke Hartwell
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » 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.