Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Wander.Stop
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Nikki True. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Where do you go when there is nowhere else to go? In this coming of age story Benny, a 16-year-old dope boy from Oklahoma City is ready to change his life around. But as soon as he tries to leave his former life behind an unforeseen accident plus a chance encounter with a young prostitute has him at facing a tough decision to either commit to change or fall back into old habits.
Make my Joy Complete
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2015 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Mona is a silent but strong mother, unlike her daughter Lisa who loudly insists on being called Joy. Mona is headstrong and has needed to be as a single mother, but now the young adult that is Lisa (or Joy) is seriously injured. In the hospital waiting room Mona continues to be the strong silent type and is determined to sort everything out for her beloved daughter, who has other ideas.
Playing Flashlight Tag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summer nights playing flashlight tag for a group of teenage boys turns into something else entirely when a girl joins their game. Hiding from each at night with a single beam of light to see by cannot hide a kind of illumination that touches them all.
The Colors of Autumn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The stirring days of autumn accompany one young man's journey from college to his girlfriend's home for Halloween weekend. The sheltered world of his youth, however, is about to be challenged by a series of harmless events that still maintain enough implications to open the door to some of the world's darker possibilities.
Lovely Paradox: Lost
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,570. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Damien is the opposite of everything Ali Morgan's parents hoped she'd find, which makes him all the more attractive. She jumps into a world she's been sheltered from. But now that she's found her confidence thanks to Damien, Ali isn’t going to blindly follow her parents' rules. Will they convince her that Damien isn’t for her or will Ali discover something much different all on her own?
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1)
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
The Journey of Elizabeth Ann Rose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,040. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Beth Ann turns eleven she finds more than chocolate cake being served. Her mom serves her daddy divorce papers, takes her three children and heads out to begin a new life. In one short summer, Beth Ann’s life completely changes, and she ends up in Novata, a small Northern California town. The very town that will change her life forever.
The Color of Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,130. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When 23 year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days, a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And in the process, get a college education.
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous Book 2 Anniversary Edition
Series: 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The poignant but also endearingly comic triumphs and tribulations of sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy continue in Book 2 of '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous'. With something illicit growing in an abandoned toilet, clandestine goings-on down at the old gaol, a bloody murder, and a dozen costume changes, Billy-Boy’s life is even more dramatic than his favourite TV show 'Lost in Space'.
Tabitha's House
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,630. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
She had supposed all families as difficult as her own. Not so, she finds, as she begins to grow up.
My Townie Heart
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,160. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Urban
Laura DiStefano has flunked out of the University of Massachusetts just as the counterculture reaches its peak in the 1970s, and is living back home with her parents and her sister. She can’t deny the embarrassment that she has failed and the fact that she’s now trapped in the blue-collar town she so hoped to escape. How can she reconcile her divided loyalties and find her genuine life?
Escapes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Some people escape from life’s track to avoid confronting the hurdles. For Lance Adamson that is certainly the case.
Ryan’s Woods: A South Side Boyhood Fifty Years Ago
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,600. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
The year is 1962. The family of fourteen-year-old Kevin Collins, caught in white flight, has moved from Beverly, its South Side of Chicago neighborhood, to the city’s northern suburbs. The field of Kevin’s most formative boyhood adventures was Ryan’s Woods, the great South Side forest preserve, mysterious, beautiful, running along the city’s western edge a full mile from 83rd Street to 91st.
Una Canción Para Julia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,760. Language: Spanish. Published: June 12, 2015 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
La conexión entre ellos es tan poderosa que amenaza con hacer trizas todo.
The Women's Center
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,710. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Award-winning journalist Michele Fitzpatrick’s engaging debut novel introduces four unlikely heroines in their fifties who navigate extraordinary challenges as ordinary people do: rarely smoothly, often treading water, sometimes barely afloat.
Thin Places
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,330. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Skye arrives at college, determined to leave her past behind. Eight years ago, Skye’s mother abandoned her. What happened all those years ago? Is she even still alive? Reluctantly, Skye seeks help in the counseling clinic, but the psychologist, Alix, has suffered her own tragic loss and resolves not to let the desperate girl drag them both into the past.
What Daniel Did With His Life
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,080. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Daniel gently ran a hand across Ben's stomach, considering the possibilities. Ben shivered slightly, and Daniel wondered again if he was awake. They lay body to body in physical uncertainty until eventually Daniel asked, “You sleeping?” Ben didn’t answer. And he didn’t move when Daniel snuggled closer to him and slid his head just below Ben’s chin, resting on his chest.
Petunia and Sir Alfred
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Al, a janitor at Lakeview Asylum, never noticed Petunia, a young schizophrenic patient, until Nurse Kathy nudges him into socializing with her. Little does he know he will get pulled into Petunia's bizarre metaphysical world. She claims to be a prophetess, filling one notebook after another with frantic scribbles. Intrigued by her strange religion, he becomes a neophyte initiate.
Life in the Time of Decline
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,420. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by I Heart Book Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » New adult
A contemporary of the White’s triplets, human Jess Moore grows up in a time of decline, the result of poor economic, fiscal, and environmental choices, topped off by a worldwide pandemic. The decline leaves intrusive government in the name of security as the price of maintaining a threadbare prosperity.
Eleven Miles from Home
Price: Free! Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to spend time together to satisfy the one interest they have in common. When misfortune steals that link away, however, and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but individually decide whether it's even worth saving.