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A Touch of Rural Justice -- another Illinois Love Story by Paul Schoaff
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(1.00 from 1 review)
MJ and Eddie return to Twin Beeches ready to start a new life. When the stripmining company decides to wipe out Twin Beeches so their processing plant can be seen from Peoria, Martha goes to work and convinces Eddie to sabotage the mine to get them to reconsider. His schemes are brilliant and effective, but the town thinks MJ & Eddie might need a 'Touch of Rural Justice' to set them straight.
A Passion to Perform by Bev Robitai
Series: Theatre Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(3.00 from 1 review)
A short - (barely 2000 words so don't look for Gone with the Wind!) Johnny is a young man burning with ambition to perform on stage. He's sure the Regent Theatre is the place where his dreams will be realised, so he auditions for the lead in Romeo and Juliet and receives help from an unexpected source.
In Our Midst by Martha Johnson
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Stanton, Indiana, in 1990, is a town in which people love their kids, joke with their mayor, attend church, and support the Wood Carving Festival. But, one boy is growing up with a secret that he unknowingly shares with another son of the community, a soldier in the Korean War who died the day he came home.
Summertime Blues by B. R. Fleming
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 88,970. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Summertime Blues chronicles the coming-of-age of Peter Bennings as he weaves his way through high school and the "sturm und drang" of the teenage years. The novel simultaneously traces the “British invasion” and the emergence of Rock and Roll. Peter’s universal appeal, though, rests in his quest for answers to the ubiquitous questions about girls and sex and dating that no one will help answer.
By Any Other Name by Jeannie Meekins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 199,760. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
For as long as he can remember, Declan has loved his father, Michael. He has also been aware of the strange... something... between his father and the powerful Mr Cantala. A story of love, hate, life and death in the turbulent relationship between a boy and his father ‘An enchanting story of growing up and facing truths. Powerfully written and highly recommended.’ - The Wishing Shelf Awards 2013
Pitiless as the Sun by John Farquhar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
At the height of the Cold War, Scott Shoemaker, a think-tank scientist, helps craft a nuclear strategy to blunt a terrifying Soviet missile. Simultaneously, he sets out to find Sara, his lost lover. He trails the beautiful, doomed actress across a shattered 1970s landscape of drugs, easy pleasures and phony prophets. Scott’s search leads him deep into himself—and to a place called Jonestown.
Out of the Blue by Lisa Maliga
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Midwestern library clerk Sylvia Gardner is infatuated with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama. For two years, she researches Alexander Thorpe's life and career, saving her money to travel to his Cotswolds village, intent on meeting him. What happens when they finally get together?
How to Impersonate a Man by Alvin Faradé
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Mahli Malthus Milton Dawson's idyllic childhood is suddenly interrupted by the untimely loss of his father. Dawson recounts his father's life, passing, and the effect of the loss on the people in his life. He contemplates love, life, death, grief, and he reflects on what it means to become the man of the house.
Il Punto più Vicino al Cielo by Duilio Chiarle
Price: $3.41 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: Italian. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Marcello Mastroianni, in una intervista televisiva ad Enzo Biagi, avvenuta un paio d’anni prima della morte, alla domanda “Quale film vorrebbe interpretare” rispose che avrebbe voluto interpretare Tarzan. Un vecchio Tarzan nel mondo di oggi. E questo, per puro caso, è proprio il “leitmotiv” del romanzo “Il punto più vicino al cielo”.
Training Wheels by Michael Stringer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the wild summer of 1974, fifteen year old Kevin Copeland falls madly in love with the wrong girl at the worst time. His dream girl is a stunning knockout, but she’s also the bold and seductive daughter of the threatening, other woman in his father’s life. Kevin’s journey into first love becomes a perilous adventure that forces both families to face the realities of their misguided decisions.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world) by Anthony W Blake
You set the price! Words: 140,330. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.
The Magic Swing by P. R. Jimson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the perch of a magic swing a boy can see anything he wants to see. One wonderful summer Ricky’s father installed a swing in the back yard. There was magic in that swing. Ricky found he could see marvelous things as he soared on its wings.
Must I Weep for the Dancing Bear, and Other Stories by Louis Phillips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
These stories by Louis Phillips reinforce his reputation throughout his dozens of books of being imaginative, incisive, and entertaining. The voice here is that of a young man who is learning about life and about work. Phillips captures these formative years brilliantly, creating a coming-of-age collection of stories that will take you back to your own youth.
Paradise Squandered by Alex Stefansson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Paradise Squandered is the story of Andrew Banks, a recent graduate of Puget Sound Prep and quite possibly the most directionless member of his graduating class. Andrew returns home from a graduation trip to Hawaii and resigns himself to going through the motions of his own life, until he overhears the disturbing truth of his father's death and instantly decides to leave home forever.
Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto
Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In December of 1994, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. It was in that same month that Nate Wilson's first girlfriend broke up with him. Both heartbroken and jaded in their own ways, Emi and Nate became fast friends. This is how their story began.
Nocturne by Debra Milligan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Nocturne reveals a girl’s coming of age during 1888-89 in Georgetown, D.C. The remembrances of Amelia Prescott are heightened by a sharp wit and telling details that chronicle this year in her life. Abandoned by her parents, Amelia is saved from despair by the loving hand of her aunt. When that hand dies before her eyes, she struggles to prevail over her pain through the art of music.
Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,760. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Alex's life is following a script. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. Dylan returns from Afghanistan injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag her into the mess of his life. When Dylan and Alex encounter reunite, they have to make new rules to keep from killing each other. The first rule is to never talk about how they fell in love.
The Great Disappointment, A Confession by Susan Taylor Chehak
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“[This] ambitiously imaginative... novel questions the very nature of reality… [a] diverting exploration of metaphysical concepts. Winsome and smartly playful.” —Kirkus Reviews
Grown Fast and Hard by James Calore
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Western
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.