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The Family Camp by Jordan Moyer
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
A short story about a clever boy's childhood adventure; which was undertaken for the sole purpose of avoiding a long-time family tradition marking the boy's passage to manhood. What lengths will a young boy go in order to avoid tradition?
Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume Four by Cecilia Tan
Series: Daron's Guitar Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Continuing the tale of Daron and his band Moondog Three as he struggles with his sexuality and fame. The year is 1989, the band is taking off, and Daron has sworn off sleeping with Ziggy. But they're about to undertake a major, two-month summer tour, living in the same tour bus day after day. No, that won't be awkward and stress-inducing at all, will it? But sometimes love blossoms under duress...
Derrick's Got Sh!t Else To Do by Brião Ipanema
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Derrick lands in Brazil with four months to burn. More interested in characters than culture, he seeks out the fringe element who lurk on the periphery of the backpacker scene. To each he fills a different void, leading Derrick to experiment with his identity, and wonder whether travel abroad can truly change who we are when the holiday ends.
The Orange Corset by Oskar Panizza
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » Coming of age
Fritz is the son of a Protestant minister whose church is in a village of eight hundred people. He will discover his life's calling when, having moved to the big city for high school, he sees an astonishing sight in the window of a shop just off a large square.
Pleiades: Seven Stories of Unhurried Solitude by Lilli Blackmore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Covering the years 2001-2009 and roughly 1000 miles, the seven short stories of Pleiades swim between present and past, reality and dreams, tracing the quiet life of a solitary girl named Mara.
Carlos Inside Out by Riley Kilmore
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Heyapi Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Carlos was happy and imaginative before he met forbidding parameters drawn in the dark lead of a number-two hexagonally-shaped Ticonderoga pencil.
Edentown by Daniel Edmiston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Quirky private detective "Hawk" Hawking is hired to find a girl who may become a killer's next victim--a troubled fifteen-year-old paraplegic named Samantha Salinger. But Hawk's most devastating discovery is that the killer threatens not only both of their lives, but the nature of existence itself.
A School Story by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Coming of age
Chekhov noted that if, early in a story, mention was made of a rifle hanging on the wall, it would eventually have to go off. Hanging on the window frame of the schoolhouse in Machado de Assis's "A School Story" is not a rifle, but a paddle, complete with five holes drilled in it.
Second Summer by Linda McGinnis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
She’s a California girl. He’s a pueblo boy. Should it matter that she is light and he is dark? Erin Fraser’s older brother, Scott, thinks it matters--a lot.
Fledgling Witch (Prequel to the Landers Saga) by Karen Nilsen
Series: The Landers Saga, Prequel. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
A Prequel to the Landers Saga In the wake of her mother's death, young Safire fights for her footing as an artist and a witch in a skewed Renaissance world that punishes those who step outside its rigid boundaries. Can she defy the family she loves and still find happiness?
Surviving Jardine by Tom Onstott
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,450. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by R. J. Buckley Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Coming of age
A coming of age novel set in the summer of 1948, when love, tragedy, and family conflict would join forces to coerce thirteen-year-old Timmy Armstrong's premature entry into manhood. When survival of a dying town battles a mine workers' union strike in Jardine, Montana, that could destroy life as it was. This story will make you laugh, and make you cry. It is guaranteed to grip you to the end.
Searching For Zeus by K. E. MacLeod
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,860. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
Searching For Zeus is a story about the inevitable journey that we all make when we say goodbye to our childhoods and embark upon the path that will turn us into adults. It is a story of love, pain, loss but, more importantly, becoming the person you were always truly meant to be.
FireGrrl by Sharon Ryals Tamm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,270. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Coming of age
Susan is determined to survive as a forest firefighter in a 1974 experiment few expect to succeed. Wildfire demands teamwork but hostilities simmer. Finally, it is Susan that must hold the line. Harrowing, poetic, and funny, FireGrrl reveals a workingman’s world and a woman’s place in it.
At the Soups by Ulf Wolf
You set the price! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Can you be smothered by love? Is there really such a thing? To her mind, yes, there definitely was such a thing and she was feeling the brunt of it, suffocatingly so. She had told her dad, time and again, that she could not breathe, but he would never listen, would not listen. Well, she had warned him.
Scar Jewelry by Sue Perry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 7 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Dreams in the Medina by Kati Woronka
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Coming of age(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From the heart of Syria, Dreams in the Medina is a coming-of-age tale which explores the aspirations, passions and tragedies of a group of young Syrian women, who on the surface seem to have nothing in common but who are brought together in the deepest of bonds as they study and live together at the University of Damascus.
In the Twilight of the Moon by Dominic Spano
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,440. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Coming of age
In the Twilight of the Moon is a story of familial love, set against the backdrop of an emotionally dysfunctional family. It follows the lives of three brothers who vie for the approval of their emotionally distant father in destructive ways.