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Proud Americans by Alex Ankrom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
The story of two brothers. One who went to war, and the other who stayed home. Chris Reinhart spent his childhood protecting his little brother from bullies, but when Brian joins the Marines, Chris learns that he has to let his brother go and find himself, even if that means letting him go to war. Sacrifice isn't just paid by the soldiers on the battlefield.
The Bass Player by Jim Reilly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The Bass Player is a novella about truth, lies, expectations, disillusionment, exploitation and how a young musician found his voice in spite of all that. Written by a musician but not for musicians, the story weaves its way around fact and fiction, drawing readers into a world where music can set you free but just as easily bring you crashing down.
Dieu est grande by Olivier Klein
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: French. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age
Dans une République islamique imaginaire, le Timaristan, Elma Kaplan s'apprête à recevoir son diplôme de droit. Ni islamiste, ni opposante, elle vit sans problème sous le régime. Pile à mi-chemin entre Facebook et le Coran, elle fait le bien autour d'elle, en vraie croyante. Dans moins d'une heure, elle connaîtra sa première affectation. Ce qu'elle ignore, c'est que commence la pire journée de sa
A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson
Series: Hope Parish Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,690. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.
Beep! Beyond the Frogpond and Back by Stewart Parks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,400. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Plowshare Media. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
We've all wondered what we would do if we could live our lives over again, knowing what we know now. It's easy to imagine, but the actual result might be far different than we may think, or wish.... Down and out, Bob B. Pilhaus, known to his friends as "Beep" or "BP", makes a deal with a strange woman he meets that he lives to regret—an unforgettable trip through a chilling karmic time-trap.
Walking That Short Distance, Childhood Enlightenment in the '50s by David Sheppard
Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
I wrote this short story (1987) for a class in creative writing at the University of Colorado. It is the most autobiographical story I've ever told. It's sort of a compilation of events from my own life with some alterations of family composition. I know it's difficult to believe, but I've known kids who were even more naive at eleven than I was. How things have changed in sixty years.
The Thickening Water by Ashley Sandeman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Murder is not what you think. After discovering a barn filled with money four teenage friends are faced with a decision that changes their lives. And so begins a haunting chain of events that tests the limits of their friendship, leading them to kill their school teacher and unearth their village's dark secrets.
Paper Ghosts by Vanessa Deroo
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 2 reviews)
There are stories of love, stories of loss. Stories you wouldn't think are real, and yet they are, of course they are, because the people who lived them are here to tell them. Stories of letting go, stories of moving on. Stories of second chances. Stories of people looking for something.Ghost stories, caught on paper to be real.
All That Remains: a Newtonberg story by David Emprimo
Series: The Newtonberg stories, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » General
A story of family, friendship, and first love in post-World War II Newtonberg.
Hello, Emptiness by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #8. Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
The sound of breaking glass wakes Colin and brings him downstairs, where he discovers a boy called Joe. Then the boy begins telling the story of what has brought him there that night, and Colin realises how much he has in common with the painfully lost young man and how sometimes we can find help from the least likely person in the least likely of circumstances.
Dear Bette Davis by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
Bette Davis ruined my life. Well, Bette Davis and Howard Hawk's 'The Big Sleep'. This is the story of my childhood.
Stuck by Stacey D. Atkinson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Odette Leblanc is promoted to night-shift supervisor at the local convenience store, but at the age of twenty-three, she already feels like her life has become a predictable routine. That is, until she meets a mysterious doryman and his cat on the beach, followed by an unexpected run-in with an American sailor. Each man will undeniably change the course of her life forever.
Choices Made: Missouri or Misery by Christine McMahon
Series: Choices Made, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,030. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Coming of age
Choices Made: Missouri or Misery is the third book in the Choices Made Series chronicling the life of Jamy MacGregor, aka: Lord Chance. Join Jamy as he travels from his life on the streets to the villas of Paris while following his dream of becoming a famous artist - can he make it or will his past bring him down?
The Yam Po Club by Kenechi Udogu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Africa
Boarding school – a painful rite of passage which remains forever etched in memories long after the days of confinement are over. At least that’s the impression Onyebuchi has been given by her older brother. The Yam Po Club is a coming of age story about a group of girls who defy the odds to form a lasting friendship and survive the many trials of boarding school life.
ПО ТУ СТОРОНУ КУКУРУЗНОГО ПОЛЯ by Olga Tairowa
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: Russian. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Classics
Двум неразлучным подругам родом из одного детства суждено встретиться двадцать лет спустя после того, как они расстались в ранней юности. Автор, одна из подруг, летит на западный край Америки с надеждой встретиться вновь со своим счастливым детством. Она еще не знает, что потеря и горькое разочарование ожидают ее на другом конце далекого материка.
Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella by Susan Pogorzelski
You set the price! Words: 29,850. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
An award-winning, classic coming-of-age tale about the friendships we form and the memories we keep. 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.