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Blinsby by Adam S. Leslie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,230. Language: British English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
"It is, after all, a very very good school" Set during a fictional retelling of the 1980s, in a parallel version of rural England, Blinsby is in turns comedy, conspiracy thriller, Kafkaesque nightmare, and a surreal, evocative portrait of childhood nostalgia. When Class 5's inquisitive new boy, Jack, disappears without trace, 10-year-old Erasmus suspects a cover up that reaches right to the top.
La Chiripa by Kaimana Wolff
Series: The Falling Sky Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 153,140. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“A woman’s murder is the essence of the mundane.” The most maddening of crimes is surely child abduction. Yet, for five sane, beautiful years, Alma and young Pira have lived and laughed in their remote asylum high in the Mayan mountains, blessed by *la chiripa*, the stroke of luck--until the searchlight of chance flicks across their lives and sends a deadly signal to their oppressor.
What They Left Behind by Danielle Greenhouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,560. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
Depression Cookies by Tia Silverthorne Bach & Angela Beach Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 177,150. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Depression Cookies is a coming of age story woven around the heart of family triumph. It is told from two distinct vantage points, middle-aged mother, Abby, and her teenage daughter, Krista. Each faces unique challenges within the framework of a combined family life. What neither expects to find is the true essence of magic in the strength, friendship, power and energy of the female spirit.
After the Race by Michael B Jones
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,430. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After the Race recounts the unraveling of the family Reed. and the raw, serpentine trails blazed by the father-son pair of Wayne—an Army Special Forces veteran whose reckless pursuit of contentment propels the story—and Charles—a gifted runner whose effortless successes on the track contrast his struggles everywhere else. A father-son drama in the tradition of The Great Santini.
Once Bad Intentions by Monique Dixon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,810. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Once Bad Intentions is a coming of age urban love story of triumph and redemption. The inspirational story of a young girl’s journey to defeat her past, the violent characteristics she had become prone to, and succeed in the world of fashion photography.
Waiting For Tomorrow by Hannah Brown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,940. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Brenda Wilson is a baby -boomer, living with her parents, on a desolate Northern English estate where they have been rehoused after the war.The family's journey out of this environment is told against the background of the great social changes of the post-war years.
The Bird Children (Book One of the Phoenix Realm) by Karen Nilsen
Series: The Phoenix Realm, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 226,850. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Avreal of Landers just knows there is something wrong with her, despite her family's protests to the contrary. She has no navel, and she loses her voice on occasion, sometimes unable to talk for months at a time. Her older brother Dominic, a young warlock struggling with his own demons, remembers what his sister doesn't: that she hatched out of an egg and spent her infancy as a bird . . .
Hiding in the Weave by William Bayer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,390. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
New York Times best-selling crime fiction writer, William Bayer, breaks new ground with this novel, a coming-of-age/psychological mystery. Hiding in the Weave is a novel for adults about the strivings of youth. . . love, passion, art, art-making, growing up and letting go. It takes the traditional coming-of-age boarding school novel into fascinating new territory.
The Garbage House by Orrin Styro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jake's a twenty-year-old drop-out living in his mother's hoarded house. Without ambition and surrounded by garbage, his future looks bleak. When his troubled, underage girlfriend becomes pregnant with his child, he sees it as a second chance. His dreams are dashed when Jezera wants an abortion, but he's not taking no for an answer...
Chet: Whispers From the Past by Larry Murray
Series: Chet, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 168,780. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Chet is a battered old ‘64 Chevy pickup that was there on the night Charles’ life imploded. For nearly 30 years, it has been locked away in an old barn, safely out of sight if not completely out of mind. For decades, Charles has blamed the old pickup for the destruction of his life, now he’s about to find that the vehicle that destroyed his life may be the key to bringing him back into the light.
Duplicity's Daughter by Naomi Stephan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
For fast track professor Renate Seiler, a grant to Berlin was not the fait accompli she expected. When she discovers letters among her mother’s effects that point to her father’s Nazi past, Renate decides to investigate. But attraction to a charismatic chanteuse in West Berlin, and a charming East German scientist captivate her. At each turn of the road, Renate’s path becomes more perilous.
The Wrong Outfit by Al Gregg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
The Wrong Outfit is a powerful novel about a boy called Adam Nedman, who grows up through the 1970s and 80s and is greatly affected by both football and Punk Rock. Perhaps Adam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? From home life to football terrace. Through school days to punk chaos. Perhaps there had never been any doubt? Adam was in the wrong outfit.
Stories for Amanda by Kelly Elliott, Kahlen Aymes Books, Inc, Michelle A. Valentine, Jessica Prince, Karina Halle, Nina Lane, Madeline Sheehan, Karen Avivi, Alexa Nazzaro, & Raine Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Amanda Todd Foundation. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Amanda Todd wanted to share her story with other kids and let them know they should never be punished for who they are. AmandaToddLegacy.org reaches out to kids in need, and provides resources for finding help. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated toward that vision. 16 bestselling authors offer a new story or scene from their most popular series for this worthy cause.
Have No Shame (Where civil rights and forbidden love collide) by Melissa Foster
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 327,120. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms--and her own beliefs--when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.
Hothouse Gods by Frederick Barrows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,530. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jimmy Breedlove has one goal: To escape his dead-end job, and unfulfilling relationship, for a fresh start far from his home in New Orleans. During a cross-country trip to deliver a friend's car to California, with the unexpected addition of sexy, free-spirited Sarah Rainbird, Jimmy's highway odyssey takes him through a series of increasingly unpredictable, offbeat, and dangerous situations.
Do You Want Total War? by Darren Kilfara
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,900. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Sean Lansbury is a typical high school student with an atypical hobby: he plays "Totaler Krieg", a boardgame simulating World War II in Europe. As he meditates on history and juggles his hobby with normal life in school, he falls in love with a girl in his European History class and discovers who he is, what history means to him, and the extent to which you really can revisit and rewrite the past.
Broken Family Portrait by David Lightfoot
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 290,310. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Educational
Robin Callbeck, a young man who was born with serious Cerebral Palsy, lives through family dysfunction and bullying in his childhood in order to be a successful radio personality. However, after he is successful, he sees more of the same in his own family and society, especially when one nephew is born severely retarded, and the spanking debate threatens to divide the family.
Satan Like Spam by Nicole Garber
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,130. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Yellowplume Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Alex told Rae that he was sent to earth to keep her safe…to protect her. There's no question that his presence was a gift from God, a miracle. Alex’s strength has healed Rae time and time again, but is he strong enough to heal her heart? Is his love enough to fill the emptiness that Rae has been hiding for years?
Getting By by Kathleen Buckley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,640. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John, dumpster-diving adolescent loner—and proud of it!—, is appalled when his mother comes home with a baby girl but no formula or diapers. With the help of the only two adults he trusts, John raises his sister, defies his ruthless grandfather, conceals his own inner wolf, goes to school, makes money, inherits money, and fears change. Will he try to embrace it?—and Alexandra, his only friend?