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The Makeout Machine by J. Strickland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
It was the last summer of my childhood. In the early 1970s, we had a hippie as a lifeguard at the neighborhood pool. My friends and I thought he was so cool, and we called his van "The Makeout Machine". When one of us had a bad accident and he came to the rescue, I learned that grownups can't always fix everything. That was when I started to grow up. Short Story - 8,300 words
Ashley Templeton Is Ruining My Life by Kate Aspengren
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,150. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It's clear that this is not the seventh grade that Kyle Reedy had planned. And that's because of Ashley Templeton. He’s pretty sure that every single problem he's having is all her fault. [Middle Grade: Ages 8-12] "This novel is filled with laughs and irresistible characters. I loved them all—even Ashley Templeton." —Mary Vermillion, author of Seminal Murder
My Sore Hush-a-Bye by Renata F. Barcelos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Camille learned to love and accept her sheltered life with Uncle Bob. But she's growing up and everything is changing. She goes to public school, where no one talks to her, except Ashley. Now that Ashley's missing, Camille starts thinking about her mother and rethinking her life with Uncle Bob and everything she chose to believe.
Love in the A Shau by Denis J. LaComb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 155,920. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Blue collar charity case Daniel faces certain failure at an elite men's college and waning attention from his new wealthy girlfriend Colleen. Daniel volunteers for the army and struggles to get out of South Vietnam's A Shau Valley alive while Colleen loses respect for her silver spoon. Daniel and Colleen fight society's prejudices to find themselves and more in the turbulent culture of the 1960s.
Liqueur de la Succession by Jim Schumacher
Price: Free! Words: 85,900. Language: French. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Que feriez-vous si on vous retirait de votre famille, si on détruisait vos rêves et vous ôtait votre paix? L'accepteriez-vous, ou voudriez-vous vous venger? Pour Fioréat, la réponse est facile: il ne s'arrêtera pas avant que celle qui est responsable de son malheur n'ait payé.
Time Before the Wolf by RR Turock
Price: Free! Words: 25,130. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Piper, the daughter of the exiled prince, returns home to be faced with the political strife that sits solely on her inexperienced shoulders. If she is to choose the right heir, she must face her every friend and foe before her time is up, unsure of who is for her and who isn't.
Ruby's Imagine by Kim Antieau
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,890. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ruby Butterfly, this jeweled metamorphosis of a cattypillar, landed on a bright green wisteria leaf like some kind of winged oracle and looked straight at me . . .We understood each other down deep to our transfigured and transforming cellular parts, and I knew the Big Oaks had told Ruby Butterfly and now she was letting me in on the not-so-secret secret: a storm was coming.
La bonne mort by Charles Maurras
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: French. Published: September 27, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Maurras soulève dans cette nouvelle des thèmes universels : la religion et à travers elle le doute religieux ainsi que la question du mal sur laquelle chacun de nous s’interroge avec plus ou moins de scandale et d’anxiété. Préface de Boris Cyrulnik.
Tales From A Tiny Thai Table by Matthew Turner
Price: Free! Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The night before the morning after. Can this small Thai restaurant be the setting to a monumental moment in four peoples lives? Each person has their own story and an entire life ahead of them. But is something about to happen that will change their lives forever? These four young twenty-something’s aren’t aware, but their futures hang in the balance.
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: $3.29 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: Italian. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
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.