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The Hart & Horn by C. S. Gordon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,840. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
When the paths of a slacker, a modern-day troubadour and a 40-something divorcee converge, each wonders if the other might lead to their happily ever after. But they aren’t in a fairytale; they’re in the real world of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula facing loss, difficult relationships and the realization that happy endings are a lot like unicorns.
The Year It Rained by Crescent Dragonwagon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Having survived three suicide attempts and treatment in a series of mental hospitals, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth continues to fight for happiness in a life filled with confusion and turbulence. "A beautiful and significant book about love." The New York Times.
Light Tower Power by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
Persuasion by Francine Saint Marie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by Fifth Column Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Coming of age - coming to terms: History and modern culture cosmically clash in this lighthearted tale of deception and breaking-away where the fates of two remarkable young women fall into the hands of one remarkably meddlesome ghost.
Wren by Belinda Weikel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Wren’s seventeenth birthday is not a joyous event for her. She does not want to be courted by every willing man in the colony; and especially, not by the Chief’s son. Things go from bad to worse as Wren finds her birthday celebration interrupted by uninvited guests. When the black suits come, people are taken, never to be seen again. Now, Wren finds herself a slave of the black suits, and a la
The Sad Day by Tim Girard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
When Cowboy came into their lives bombs fell. Enduring the war two little boys sought refuge in their action figures while desperately trying to avoid the pitfalls of the war.
Awake in the Mad World by Damon Ferrell Marbut
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Awake in the Mad World follows several young writers out of college as they face the challenge of entering an American culture and workforce seemingly uninterested in those searching for ways to define themselves by their passions. Grady Harp writes, "Marbut seems to be sharing...that likely the only valid path to discovering a meaningful reality is to rely on the exercise of dreaming...
Our Kingdom of Dust by Leonard Kinsey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Bamboo Forest Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
A modern fairy tale from the bestselling author of "The Dark Side of Disney". Man-child Blaine McKinnon is brilliant, wealthy, and completely alone. After an emotional breakdown, Blaine starts a new life at the only place he was ever truly happy: Walt Disney World. But he soon finds that just below the surface of his childhood paradise lies a kingdom corrupted by drugs, violence, and deceit.
My favorite sin: Alternate Version 1 by Mirvan Ereon
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Coming of age
for Sandalphon The first kiss is always the sweetest. And the most sinful? In case you are wondering who is that yummy guy in the photo, that is MEEEEE! =P yes, it's unbelievable but a young gay Filipino writer as sexy as that really exists =P
Ryerson by Rob Duder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
David Emerson's life is shattered when his father is stricken with a fatal stroke. He returns to the small town where he grew up and reunites with his two childhood best friends and the first girl he ever loved. Now, as he reminisces growing up in the sixties, David will have a life changing experience, face his fears, reconnect lost relationships, and find himself in the place he grew up.
Dreamers by Margaret C. Murray
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,560. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It’s the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights showdown in racist America. Black street-savvy Thomas, desperate for stardom, meets White music student, Annie, desperate for love.
Bill D Roman by Luke Stetzik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,720. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Classics
A highly stylized three part novella focusing on freedom, purpose, and love. Where basic consciousness defiantly riots against the traditional olio of mind, body, and spirit with firm pistol-gripped confidence.
The Statue and the Stones by Gerard O'Keeffe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Coming of age
A young man seeking to build a life on Gran Canaria discovers that his own family history is tied up with his new home. From Northern Ireland during the Troubles to the tourist towns of the Canary Islands today, Gregory Sheridan follows a trail of love and betrayal, and family secrets kept through the generations...
My Indian Queen by J.M. Moris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,170. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
One guy. One girl. One magical summer. Both of them on the verge of adulthood, both of them hopelessly lost. He loves her, his fiery Indian queen, but does she feel the same? And what will happen when summer wanes into fall?
Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Coming of age(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
A Child Out Of Alcatraz by Tara Ison
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,920. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
“Searingly original, brutal, unique. Tara Ison is unquestionably an important new voice in American fiction.” —Carolyn See, author of The Handyman “A fascinating and wonderfully evocative first novel about life on Alcatraz – seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on the Rock in the 1950s. A compelling story, richly evoking a time and place.” —Kirkus Reviews
Summer Rain by Jon Konrath
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 221,040. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
John Conner has lost his girlfriend, his job, a scholarship, and has been kicked out of college. Instead of retreating back to his parents’ basement and a life of mediocrity and factory labor, he decides to stay the summer in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana.
Some Lessons In Gaelic by McCawley Grange
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
When an eleven-year-old English boy arrives in Southern Ireland, walking on his hands and quoting Shakespeare, the natives begin to treat him with suspicion. The town he finds himself in is a small mid-century (1950) maelstrom of snobbery, nationalism, sexual repression and quaint quintessential Irish intolerance, presided over by a clergy, discharging duties of guidance and tutelage.
Writer Rob Strangle Explains Why Ace Cola Sucks by Cliff Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dunkerron Press firstname.lastname@example.org. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Forced to defend his position on Ace Cola, ninth-grader Rob Stangle hands off the task to his alter ego, the imaginary author Cliff Stone. Cliff will stop at nothing to get at the truth, barreling headlong toward a confrontation that will shake the foundation of Rob's world, tearing loose on a meta-fictional voyage of discovery into the heart of a strange mystery Rob doesn't dare face alone.